Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery


Professional Development Course

AVNAT Registration Points: 5


Intermediate Level: This course is useful for those with at least a few years of clinical experience, and those more experienced nurses wanting to expand their knowledge.

Embark on a journey into the world of soft tissue surgery with our comprehensive course, tailored for veterinary nurses. This course offers an in-depth look at various soft tissue procedures, encompassing everything from patient preparation and surgical assistance to post-operative nursing care.

Course Inclusions:

  1. Biopsies & Mass Removals: Learn the intricacies of assisting with biopsies and mass removals, including mast cell tumours. Understand the importance of precise technique and post-surgical monitoring.
  2. Ophthalmic Surgery: Delve into the delicate and specialised field of ophthalmic surgical assistance. Gain insights into the unique considerations and techniques required for successful eye-related procedures.
  3. Gastrointestinal Surgical Procedures: Explore a range of gastrointestinal surgeries, such as cystotomies and enterotomies. Understand the patient preparation, intraoperative assistance, and post-operative care necessary for these complex procedures.
  4. Other Abdominal Surgical Procedures: Broaden your understanding of additional abdominal surgeries, including various -pexy procedures and shunt-related operations.
  5. Aural Surgeries: Learn about surgeries related to the ear. Gain knowledge on how to assist in these procedures and provide effective post-operative care.
  6. Complications of Surgery: Equip yourself with the knowledge to identify and manage potential complications that may arise during or after surgery.

This course also covers large wound reconstructive surgeries, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions in soft tissue surgical cases.

Join our course to enhance your skills and confidence in assisting with and nursing a wide range of soft tissue surgeries. This training is essential for any veterinary nurse looking to excel in surgical care and patient recovery.


The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 5 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

What topics will we cover?

  • TOPIC 1 – Biopsies & Mass Removals
  • TOPIC 2 – Ophthalmic Surgery
  • TOPIC 3 – Gastrointestinal Surgical Procedures
  • TOPIC 4 – Other Abdominal Surgical Procedures
  • TOPIC 5 – Aural Surgeries
  • TOPIC 6 – Complications of Surgery


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