The Cutting Edge Chapter 2 will be online soon!

It is happening at last! I have just finalized the copy for the Cutting Edge. Basic Surgery for the Veterinary Surgeon, 3rd edition. So what does this mean? I will send the whole thing to a graphic designer to make it beautiful, and as soon as that is done, it will be freely downloadable online…

The Cutting Edge: Acknowledgement

The third edition of ‘The Cutting Edge, Basic Veterinary Surgery Techniques’ has been prepared by various veterinary lecturers at the Utrecht University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Ghent, and the Royal Veterinary College of the London University. Its goal is to teach students the essential art of surgery without having a specific species…

The Cutting Edge Chapter 1 – Clinical problem solving in surgery

Freek J van Sluijs, DVM, PhD, DECVS Gert ter Haar, DVM, PhD, DECVS Jolle Kirpensteijn, DVM, PhD, DECVS, DACVS 1.1 Introduction Surgery, literally meaning “handwork” from its Greek origins, is the art of treating a patient for a medical condition by using manual and/or mechanical methods. In doing so, the surgeon attempts to achieve a…

WSAVA Pays Tribute to Emeritus Professor Michael J. Day

WSAVA Pays Tribute to Emeritus Professor Michael J. Day The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has paid tribute to its long-standing Committee and Executive Board member Emeritus Professor Michael J Day following the announcement of his death. Emeritus Professor Michael Day began working with the WSAVA in 2003, holding a range of roles, including…