Ear Surgery with Aidan Mc Alinden

Surgery is a key part of the management of many ear diseases. This course will use a combination of lectures; to provide context and highlight important aspects of decision-making and highly practical hands-on wet-lab training to consolidate skills.
The morning's lectures will be supported by hands-on practical wet-lab sessions under the under the watchful supervision of European College Veterinary Surgeons specialist. Gain the confidence and skills you need to manage your patients effectively.

What previous delegates have said about this course:

"Absolutely Excellent. So informative, content was delivered in a practical and easily applicable manner. Practical sessions were amazing and so beneficial! Would feel confident in knowing the surgical approach and having a healthy appreciation for the surgical risks. Looking forward to attempting some in practice. Would highly recommend!" 

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Ear Surgery with Aidan Mc Alinden

Duration:1 day


  • 1 day
  • Thu 26 Sep 2024 | 09:00 - 17:00

You will discuss the pathogenesis of common ear conditions encountered in small animal practice, the role of imaging and other investigations, and how this information assists surgical decision-making. The technical aspects of the most widely employed surgical procedures will be taught in detail with a focus on tips and tricks to facilitate accurate execution and avoid complications.

What you will learn:

  • To understand ear disease and the role of surgery
  • To become competent with common surgical techniques
    • Lateral wall resection – Zepp’s procedure
    • Ventral bulla osteotomy - VBO (in the cat)
    • Total ear canal ablation / lateral bulla osteotomy – TECA/LBO 
  • Postoperative care of patients following ear surgery
  • Potential complications and their management