VBI announces their “Surgical Techniques in Rats” webinar on March 13th from 1:30-3:30 pm EST.

The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI, www.vetbiotech.com) announces their “Surgical Techniques in Rats” webinar on Wednesday, March 13th from 1:30-3:30 pm EST. https://vetbiotech.com/webinarreg.php?id=73

Online PR News – 09-March-2013 – Winston-Salem, NC – This interactive webinar is designed for surgeons, scientists, veterinary technicians, veterinarians and technical support staff who wish to learn commonly performed surgical procedures in rats. This webinar is extensive enough for experts, but also provides an excellent introduction and review for beginners. All techniques will be demonstrated by high resolution videos.

This interactive webinar series is designed for individuals responsible for; performing or assisting in rat surgeries, performing rat surgery peri-operative care, and developing and reviewing rat surgical policies, SOPs and protocols.

During this webinar high-resolution videos will be utilized to demonstrate a variety of surgical procedures listed below, from castrations to catheterization techniques in rats. Other procedures covered are; ovariectomy, hysterectomy, vasectomy, nephrectomy, splenectomy, partial splenectomy, and stem cell transplantation. This training will include the proper selection, usage, and handling of applicable surgical instruments and equipment. Emphasis will be on learning practical skills and methods from experienced surgeons. By the end of this webinar, participants will be better able implement variety of surgical techniques in order to plan and perform research experiments with their own rat models.

This webinar meets the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS), and Academy of Surgical Science (ASR) requirements for Continuing Education Units. Each participant will receive Certificates of Attendance.

This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Contact Ann Sproul (annsproul@vetbiotech.com)for further information.