Part I: Soft Tissue
Section A. Surgical Principles
1: Selection and Use of Currently Available Suture Materials
and Needles
Suture Materials and Needles
Daniel D. Smeak

2: Bandaging and Drainage Techniques
Bandaging Open Wounds
Mark W. Bohling and Steven F. Swaim
Wound Drainage Techniques
Mark W. Bohling and Steven F. Swaim

3: Electrosurgery and Laser Surgery
Electrosurgical Techniques
Robert B. Parker
A.D. Elkins
Lasers in Veterinary Medicine–An Introduction to Surgical Lasers
Kenneth E. Bartels

4: Oncologic Surgery
The Role of the Surgeon in Veterinary Oncology
Earl Calfee

5: Tumor Biopsy Principles and Techniques
Nicole Ehrhart, Steven J. Withrow, and Susan M. Larue

6: Supplemental Oxygen Delivery and Feeding Tube Techniques
                  Nasal, Nasopharyngeal, Nasoesophageal, Nasotracheal,
                  Nasogastric, and Nasoenteric Tubes: Insertion and Use                 
Dennis T. Crowe, Jr. and Jennifer Devey
Esophagostomy Tube Placement and Use for
Feeding and Decompression
Dennis T. Crowe, Jr. and Jennifer Devey
Use of Jejunostomy and Enterostomy Tubes
Chad Devitt and Howard B. Seim, III

7: Minimally Invasive Surgery
James E. Bailey and Lynnetta J. Freeman
Eric Monnet
Small Animal Arthroscopy
Kurt S. Schultz

8: Microvascular Surgical Instrumentation
and Application
Otto L. Lanz and Daniel A. Degner

9: Pain Management in the Surgical Patient
Pain Management in the Small Animal Patient
Stephanie H. Berry and Richard V. Broadstone


Section B. Nervous System and Organs
of Special Sense
10: Nervous System
Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
Daniel M. Brehm
Peripheral Nerve Biopsy
John H. Rossmeisl, Jr.

11: Muscle Biopsy
Skeletal Muscle Biopsy Techniques
John H. Rossmeisl, Jr.

12: Eye
Surgery of the Eyelids
Phillip Pickett
Surgery of the Conjunctiva and Cornea
Jamie J. Schorling
Imbrication Technique for Replacement of Prolapsed
3rd Eyelid Gland,
Stacey Andrew
Enucleation and Orbital Exenteration
Ian P. Herring

13: Ear
Suture Technique for Repair of Aural Hematoma
Paul E. Cechner
Sutureless Technique for Repair of Aural Hematoma
M. Joseph Bojrab and Georghe M. Constantinescu
External Ear Canal
Treatment of Otitis Externa
M. Joseph Bojrab and Georghe M. Constantinescu
Modified Ablation Technique
M. Joseph Bojrab and Georghe M. Constantinescu
                  Total Ear Canal Ablation and
                  Subtotal Bulla Osteotomy                
Daniel D. Smeak
Ventral Bulla Osteotomy
David E. Holt

Section C. Digestive System
14: Oral Cavity
Exodontic Therapy
Mark M. Smith
Repair of Cleft Palate
Eric R. Pope and Georghe M. Constantinescu
Repair of Oronasal Fistulas
Eric R. Pope and Georghe M. Constantinescu
William Culp, William S. Dernell, and Stephen J. Withrow
William Culp, William S. Dernell, and Stephen J. Withrow
Tongue, Lip, and Cheek Surgery
Laura D.Dvorak and Earl F. Calfee III

15: Pharynx
Cricopharyngeal Dysphagia
Eberhard Rosin (Deceased)
Oropharyngeal/Otic Polyps in Cats
Jacqueline R. Davidson
16: Salivary Glands
Michael D. King and Don R. Waldron

17: Esophagus
Management of Esophageal Foreign Bodies
Michael S. Leib
Hiatal Hernia Repair
Ronald M. Bright

18: Exploratory Celiotomy
Harry W. Booth, Jr.

19: Stomach
Principles of Gastric and Pyloric Surgery
Maria A. Fahie
Maria A. Fahie
Partial Gastrectomy (Full Thickness)
Maria A. Fahie
Partial-Thickness Resection via Gastrotomy Incision
Maria A. Fahie
Y – U Antral Flap Pyloroplasty
Maria A. Fahie
Billroth 1 (Gastroduodenostomy)
Maria A. Fahie
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus
Jacqueline R. Davidson
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus: Surgical Treatment
Amelia M. Simpson
Incisional Gastropexy
Douglas M. MacCoy
Circumcostal Gastropexy
Gary W. Ellison
Laparoscopic Assisted Gastropexy
Don R. Waldron

20: Intestines
Gary W. Ellison
Intestinal Resection and Anastomosis
Gary W. Ellison
Subtotal Colectomy in the Cat and Dog
Ron M. Bright
Surgery of the Colon and Rectum
Brian T. Huss
Management of Rectal Prolapse
Mark H. Engen
Anal Sac Disease and Removal
Roy F. Barnes and Sandra Manfra Marretta
Nonsurgical Management of Perianal Fistulas
Dean Fillipowicz
Excisional Techniques for Perianal Fistulas
Gary W. Ellison

21: Liver, Biliary System, Pancreas
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Robert A. Martin and Michael D. King
Congenital Portosystemic Shunts in Dogs and Cats
Karen M. Tobias
Cellophane Banding of Portosystemic Shunts
Geraldine B. Hunt
Pancreatic Surgery
Elizabeth M. Hardie
Surgery of Pancreatic Neoplasia
James M. Fingeroth

22: Diaphragm
Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia
Jamie R. Bellah
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Jamie R. Bellah

23: Peritoneum and Abdominal Wall
Closure of Abdominal Incisions
Eberhard Rosin (Deceased)
Closed Peritoneal Drainage
Giselle Hosgood
Omentum as a Surgical Tool
Giselle Hosgood

Section D. Respiratory System
24: Nasal Cavity
Resection of the Nasal Planum
Rodney C. Straw
Rhinotomy Techniques
Cheryl S. Hedlund

25: Larynx
Brachycephalic Syndrome
Cheryl S. Hedlund
Treatment of Laryngeal Paralysis with Unilateral
Cricoarytenoid Laryngoplasty (A Form of Arytenoid
Thomas R. LaHue

26: Trachea
Treatment of Tracheal Collapse:
Ring Prosthesis Technique
Intra-Luminal Tracheal Stenting
Charles Chick W. C. Weisse
Tracheal Resection and Anastomosis
Roger B. Fingland
Permanent Tracheostomy
Cheryl S. Hedlund

27: Lung and Thoracic Cavity
Thoracic Approaches
Dianne Dunning
Pulmonary Surgical Techniques
Dianne Dunning
Thoracic Drainage
Dennis T. Crowe and Jennifer Devey

28: Thoracic Wall
Thoracic Wall Neoplasia
Dennis E. Olsen
Management of Flail Chest
Dennis E. Olsen

Section E. Urogenital System
29: Kidney and Ureter
Eberhard Rosin (Deceased)
Nancy Zimmerman-Pope and Michael D. King
Nephroliths and Ureteroliths in Cats
S. Kathleen Salisbury
Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy
India F. Lane
Laser Lithotripsy for Treatment of Canine Urolithiasis
Ellen B. Davidson-Dominick
Renal Transplantation in Companion Animals
Lillian R. Aronson
Management of Ureteral Ectopia
Mary A. McLoughlin

30: Urinary Bladder
Cystotomy and Partial Cystectomy
Elizabeth Arnold Stone and Andrew E. Kyles
Cystostomy Tube Placement
Julie D. Smith
Colposuspension for Urinary Incontinence
David E. Holt and Elizabeth Arnold Stone

31: Urethra
Surgical Management of Urethral Calculi in the Dog
Don R. Waldron
Scrotal Urethrostomy
Daniel D. Smeak
Perineal Urethrostomy in the Cat
M. Joseph Bojrab and Georghe M. Constatinescu
Prepubic Urethrostomy in the Cat
Richard A. S. White
Management of Urethral Trauma
Jamie R. Bellah
Urethral Prolapse in Dogs
John A. Kirsch and J. G. Hauptman

32: Prostate
Surgery of the Prostate
Clarence A. Rawlings
Use of Omentum in Prostatic Drainage
Richard A. S. White

33: Uterus
Prepubertal Ovariohysterectomy
Lisa M. Howe
Roger B. Fingland and Don R.Waldron
Harmonic Scalpel Assisted
Laparoscopic Ovariohysterectomy
Robert Hancock
Cesarean Section: Traditional Technique
Curtis W. Probst and Trevor N. Bebchuck
Cesarean Section by Ovariohysterectomy
Holly S. Mullen

34: Vagina and Vulva
Surgical Treatment of Vaginal and Vulvar Masses
Ghery D. Pettit
Dale E. Bjorling
Roy F. Barnes and Sandra Manfra Maretta

35: Testicles
Prepubertal Castration
Lisa M. Howe
Orchiectomy of Descended and Retained
Testicles in the Dog and Cat
Stephen W. Crane

36: Penis and Prepuce
Surgical Procedures of the Penis
H. Phil Hobson

Section F. Endocrine System
37: Endocrine System
Stephen D. Gilson, Lillian Brady Rizzo and Akito Mitsui
Thyroidectomy in the Dog and Cat
Stephen J. Birchard

Section G. Hernias
38: Hernias
Incisional Hernias
Daniel D. Smeak
Inguinal Hernia Repair in the Dog
Paul W. Dean, M. Joseph Bojrab and Georghe M. Constantinescu
Surgical Techniques for Treatment of Perineal Hernia
F. A. Mann, Georghe M. Constantinescu and Mark A. Anderson
Prepubic Hernia Repair
Daniel D. Smeak

Section H. Integument
39: Feline Onychectomy
Jonathon M. Miller and Don R. Waldron

40: Mammary Glands
H. J. Harvey and Jonathon M. Miller

41: Skin Grafting and Reconstruction Techniques
Skin Grafting Techniques
Michael M. Pavletic
Mesh Skin Grafting
Eric R. Pope
Reconstructive Microsurgical Applications
J. David Fowler
Paw and Distal Limb Salvage and
Reconstructive Techniques
Mark W. Bohling and Stephen F. Swaim

Section I. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic
42: Heart and Great Vessels
Conventional Ligation of Patent Ductus
Arteriosus in Dogs and Cats
Eric Monnet
Surgical Management of Pulmonic Stenosis
Jill E. Sackman and D. J. Krahwinkel,Jr.
Interventional Catheterization for
Congenital Heart Disease
Jonathan Abbott
Surgical Correction of Persistent Right Aortic Arch
Gary W. Ellison
Surgical Treatment of Pericardial Disease and Cardiac Neoplasms
John Berg

43: Lymphatics and Lymph Nodes
Management of Chylothorax
MaryAnn Radlinsky
Transdiaphragmatic Approach to Thoracic
Duct Ligation in Cats
Robert A. Martin
Lymph Node Biopsy
MaryAnn Radlinsky

44: Spleen
Surgery of the Spleen
Dale E. Bjorling

Section J. Exotic Species
45: Surgical Techniques in Small Exotic Animals
Surgery of Pet Ferrets
Neal L. Beeber
Anal Sac Resection in the Ferret
James E. Creed
Soft Tissue Surgery in Reptiles
Steve J. Mehler and R. Avery Bennett
Abdominal Surgery of Pet Rabbits
Cathy A. Johnson-Delaney

Part II: Bones and Joints
Section K. Axial Skeleton
46: Skull and Mandible
Surgical Repair of Fractures Involving the Mandible and Maxilla
Mauricio Dujowich
Acrylic Pin Splint External Skeletal Fixators for
Mandibular Fractures
Dennis N. Aron

47: Cervical Spine
Cervical Disc Fenestration
M. Joseph Bojrab and Gheorghe M. Constantinescu
Ventral Slot for Decompression of the
Herniated Cervical Disk
Karen L. Kline and Kenneth A. Bruecker
Surgical Treatment of Caudal Cervical
Spondylomyelopathy in Large Breed Dogs                
Karen L. Kline and Kenneth A. Bruecker
Surgical Treatment of Atlantoaxial Instability
K. S. Schultz
Surgical Treatment of Fractures of the Cervical Spine
Karen L. Kline and Kenneth A. Bruecker

48: Thoracolumbar and Sacral Spine
Intervertebral Disc Fenestration 743
James A. Creed and Daniel J. Yturraspe
Prophylactic Thoracolumbar Disc Fenestration               
M. Joseph Bojrab and Gheorghe M. Constantinescu
Hemilaminectomy of the Cranial Thoracic Region
James F. Biggart, III
Hemilaminectomy of the Caudal Thoracic and
Lumbar Spine
Karl H. Kraus and John M. Weh
Modified Dorsal Laminectomy
Eric J. Trotter
Surgical Treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome
Guy B. Tarvin and Timothy M. Lenehan
Surgical Treatment of Fractures, Luxations and
Subluxations of the Thoracolumbar and Sacral Spine
Karen L. Kline and Kenneth A. Bruecker

Section L. Fracture Fixation Techniques and Bone Grafting
49: Fixation with Pins and Wires
Application of Cerclage and Hemi-cerclage Wires
Sharon C. Kerwin
Intramedullary Pins and Kirschner Wires
Sharon C. Kerwin
Tension Band Wiring
Karl H. Kraus

50: Interlocking Nailing of Canine and Feline Fractures
Interlocking Nailing of Canine and Feline Fractures
Kenneth A. Johnson

51: Fixation with Screws and Bone Plates
Screw Fixation: Cortical, Cancellous, Lag, and Gliding
Brian Beale
Application of Bone Plates in Compression,
Neutralization, or Buttress Mode
Daniel A. Koch
The SOP Locking Plate System
Karl H. Kraus and Malcolm G. Ness

52: Plate-Rod Fixation
Application of Plate-Rod Constructs for Fixation of Complex Shaft Fractures
Donald A. Hulse

53: External Skeletal Fixation
Basic Principles of External Skeletal Fixation
James P. Toombs
Application of the Acrylic and Pin External Fixator (APEF)
James P. Toombs and Erik L. Egger
Application of the Securos External Fixator
Karl H. Kraus
Application of the IMEX-SK External Fixator
James P. Toombs
Circular External Skeletal Fixation
Daniel D. Lewis and James P. Farese
Application of Hybrid Constructs
Robert M. Radasch

54: Bone Grafts and Implants
Harvesting and Application of Cancellous Bone Autografts
James P. Toombs
Corticocanceallous Bone Graft Harvested from
the Wing of the Ilium with an Acetabular Reamer
Colin W. Sereda and Daniel D. Lewis
Harvesting, Storage, and Application of Cortical Allografts
Kenneth R. Sinibaldi
Distraction Osteogenesis as an Alternative to Bone Grafting
Nicole Ehrhart

Section M. Appendicular Skeleton – Thoracic Limb
55: Scapula and Shoulder Joint
Repair of Scapular Fractures
Randy Willer and Jennifer Fick
Surgical Treatment of Shoulder Luxation
Kent Talcott
Caudal Approach to the Shoulder Joint for
Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans
Dean R. Gahring
Surgical Treatment of Biceps Brachii Tendon Injury
James L. Cook
Excision Arthroplasty of the Shoulder Joint
Donald L. Piermattei and Charles E. Blass
Shoulder Arthrodesis
Arnold S. Lesser

56: Humerus and Elbow Joint
Repair of Fractures of the Humerus
Dennis A. Jackson
Treatment of Elbow Luxations
Robert A. Taylor
Surgical Treatment of Ununited Anconeal Process of the Elbow
Ursula Krotscheck
Surgical Treatment of Fragmented Coronoid Process
Ursula Krotscheck
Total Elbow Replacement in the Dog
Michael G. Conzemius
Elbow Arthrodesis
Arnold S. Lesser

57: Radius and Ulna
Repair of Fractures of the Radius and Ulna 933
Curtis W. Probst
Correction of Radial and Ulnar Growth Deformities
Resulting from Premature Physeal Closure
Dominique J. Griffon and Ann L. Johnson

58: Carpus, Metacarpus, and Phalanges
Classification and Treatment of Injuries to the Accessory Carpal Bone
Kenneth A. Johnson
Surgical Treatment of Injuries to the Antebrachial Carpal Joint and Carpus
Alesandro Piras and Jon F. Dee
Partial Carpal Arthrodesis 963
Thomas Van Gundy
Pancarpal Arthrodesis
Arnold S. Lesser
Repair of Fractures Involving Metabones and Phalanges
Alesandro Piras and Jon F. Dee

59: Amputation of the Forelimb
William R. Daly

Section N. Appendicular Skeleton – Pelvic Limb
60: Sacroiliac Joint, Pelvis, and Hip Joint
Repair of Sacroiliac Dislocation
Charles E. DeCamp
Trans-ilial/Trans-sacral Pinning of Sacral Fractures
Randall B. Fitch
Repair of Ilial Fractures
Charisse D. Davidson, Timothy M. Lenehan, and Guy B. Tarvin
Surgical Repair of Acetabular Fractures
Marvin L. Olmstead
Treatment of Coxofemoral Luxations
James L. Tomlinson
Hip Dysplasia
Algorithms for Treatment
Barclay Slocum and Theresa Devine Slocum
Diagnostic Tests
Barclay Slocum and Theresa Devine Slocum
Radiographic Characteristics of Hip Dysplasia
Theresa Devine Slocum and Barclay Slocum
Definitions of Hip Terms
Barclay Slocum and Theresa Devine Slocum
Treatment of Hip Dysplasia
Femoral Neck Lengthening
Barclay Slocum and Theresa Devine Slocum
Pelvic Osteotomy
Barclay Slocum and Theresa Devine Slocum
Three Plane Intertrochanteric Osteotomy
Terry D. Braden and W. Dieter Prieur
DARthroplasty: Another Treatment for Hip Dysplasia
Dean R. Gahring and Theresa Devine Slocum
Total Hip Arthroplasty
Marvin L. Olmstead
Excision Arthroplasty of the
Femoral Head and Neck
Joseph M. Prostredny

61: Femur and Stifle Joint
Internal Fixation of Femoral Fractures
Dougald R. Gilmore
Repair of Patellar Fractures
Derek B. Fox
Surgical Repair of Patellar Luxations
Guy B. Tarvin and Steven P. Arnoczky
Fabellar Suture Stabilization Technique for Treatment of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Susan L. Schaefer
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy for Treatment of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Ross H. Palmer
“Over-the-Top” Patellar Tendon Graft for Treatment of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture                
Guy B. Tarvin and Steven P. Arnoczky
Treatment of Caudal Cruciate Ligament Rupture by Lateral and Medial Imbrication                
Joseph Harari
Treatment of Collateral Ligament Injuries
Erick L. Egger
Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Canine Stifle
Ron Montgomery

62: Tibia and Tarsus
Repair of Tibial Fractures
Ann L. Johnson
Surgical Treatment of Malleolar Fractures
Brian Beale
Prosthetic Ligament Repair for Severe
Tarsocrural Joint Instability                
Dennis N. Aron
Repair of Fractures of the Tarsus
William G. Marshall and Jon F. Dee
Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Hock
Brian Beale
Tibiotarsal Arthrodesis and other Tarsal Arthrodesis Procedures            
Arnold S. Lesser

Section O. Orthopedic Bandaging and Splinting Techniques
63: Commonly Used Bandages and Slings
Application of a Robert Jones Bandage
David W. Knapp
Ehmer Sling (Figure-of-Eight Sling)
Paul W. Dean
90°-90° Flexion Splint for Femoral Fractures
Dennis N. Aron

64: Commonly Used Splinting and Casting Techniques
Splinting Techniques
Douglas N. Lange and Kenneth E. Bartels
Principles and Application of Synthetic and
Plaster Casts in Small Animals                
Douglas N. Lange and Kenneth E. Bartels


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