Urogenital Surgery Online Course


Detailed videos and descriptions of procedures for the veterinarian in general veterinary practice. Eliminate indecision with Dr. Berg’s advice designed to help you conquer these procedures with confidence. Organized for Quick Review Prior to Any Procedure
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RACE accredited 4 hours CE


Let Dr. Berg help you eliminate the stress with your veterinary surgery cases by providing a blueprint for success. Feel at ease with each and every procedure by incorporating the lessons, tips and tricks learned in this course.

Please Click on The Check Mark for all of The topics
under each Course Segment

Cesarean section

  • Normal gestation and parturition
  • Causes and signs of dystocia
  • Medical treatment of dystocia
  • Indications for C section
  • Anesthesia for C section
  • En bloc ovariohysterectomy
  • Care of neonates
  • Prognosis for mother and neonates


  • Recessed vulva in dogs
  • Preoperative patient preparation
  • Prognosis following episioplasty

The spay/neuter controversy

  • Effect of spaying on mammary cancer in dogs and cats
  • Effect of neutering on other cancers
  • Effect of neutering on non cancerous diseases
  • Effect of neutering on behavioral issues and dog on human bites
  • My summary recommendations regarding spaying and neutering
  • Ovariectomy vs. ovariohystectomy
  • Ovary sparing spay
  • Vasectomy


  • Indications for episiotomy
  • Overview of vaginal tumors in dogs
  • Surgical technique and prognosis


  • Types/causes of uroliths in dogs and cats
  • Choice of suture pattern
  • Choice of suture material
  • Aftercare

Scrotal urethrostomy

  • Types/causes of uroliths in dogs
  • Urohydropulsion of uroliths
  • Urethrostomy vs. urethrotomy
  • Scrotal vs. prescrotal urethrotomy
  • Prevention of hemorrhage
  • Aftercare

Perineal urethrostomy

  • Causes of feline urethral obstruction
  • Indications for PU
  • Timing of PU
  • Technical errors that cause strictured PU’s
  • Aftercare
  • Management of strictured PU’s


  • Indications for nephrectomy
  • Indications for renal scintigraphy to assess the opposite kidney
  • Interpretation of renal scintigraphy
  • Preoperative care
  • Anatomy relevant to nephrectomy
  • Prognosis for dogs with renal cancer

Ruptured bladder repair

  • Causes of ruptured bladder
  • Clinical signs of ruptured bladder
  • Abdominal fluid analysis
  • Use of urea, creatinine and potassium in diagnosing uroabdomen
  • Timing of surgery
  • Initial stabilization and urinary diversion
  • Imaging of uroabdomen patients
  • Urethrocystograms and microbubble studies
  • Aftercare and prognosis

Instructor: Dr. John Berg, DVM, MS, DACVS


Dr. Berg is a 1981 graduate of Colorado State University. He completed a rotating internship at Cornell University in 1982 before returning to Colorado State for his surgery residency. Following his residency, he spent a year in referral practice at South Shore Veterinary Associates, south of Boston, and joined the faculty of Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.

He teaches and practices small animal soft tissue surgery and has a special interest in surgical oncology. During his time at Tufts, he has twice received the Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as several other teaching awards.

He is the author of numerous original articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in soft tissue surgery and surgical oncology. Dr. Berg served as the Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts from 1998 until 2011. He is an ACVS Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology and an honorary member of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology

Online Veterinary CE

Although we have never needed to do this,
If for any reason this course does not provide the value that
you expect within 30 days, let us know and we will refund
your entire registration fee.