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Introduction to Laparoscopic Surgery

June 5-6, 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois

Course Speakers

R. Avery Bennett
DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Dr. Bennett is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He also completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University, and a small animal surgery residency at Colorado State University. Dr. Bennett joined the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine as professor of small animal surgery in 2007. He has worked in private practice, as the chief veterinarian of the San Francisco Zoo, and in academia also at the University of Florida and University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bennett is competent in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. His areas of interest include surgery of exotic animals, minimally invasive surgery – laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery, oncologic surgery, and microsurgery.

John C. Huhn
DVM, MS
Dr. Huhn is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He also completed a large animal surgery residency and master’s degree program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Huhn has worked in a mixed animal private practice, in academia at both Atlantic Veterinary College and the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, for Pfizer Global Research and Development as its senior clinical research investigator, and for Tyco Healthcare/Kendall as its national wound closure manager. He is currently the medical director for Covidien.

Carl D. Myers
DVM
Dr. Carl Myers is a graduate from Auburn University and currently resides in Mobile, Alabama. He earned his Bachelors degree in animal and dairy science in 1992 and his DVM with the high honors of cum laude in 1995. Dr. Myers was the recipient of the Outstanding Surgery Award during his senior year at Auburn University. He has been the owner of Theodore Veterinary Hospital since 2002 and has taken 10 different courses in endoscopy and has performed over 500 endoscopic procedures on small animals.