Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Cambridge Graduate Castrates with Ease

Deep Chested Bitch Spay Holds No Fear For Georgina
Our latest camp attendee was Georgina Hall from the UK. She graduated this year from Cambridge Vet school and wanted to perfect her surgical skills before beginning her first job.

The clinic here in Craiova has been very busy with surgeries as part of a free sterilisation campaign by Romania Animal Rescue.

Once Georgina had mastered the minimally invasive techniques under the guidance of Dr Petrisor Stefan she was able to help us work through some of the 200 surgeries for the local animals of Craiova.

Using her surgical skills on the cake she bought the team!

She was also was able to amputate a tail and perform two enucleations as well as assisting in surgeries such as intersusception repair and ulnar osteotomy.

Georginas confidence grew over her time with us and she over halved her surgical time whilst producing some very nice neat small incisions. She coped well when presented with an unexpected haemostatic problem and is going to develop into a very good surgeon.

We wish her all the best in her new job and look forward to hearing about her first post camp surgeries!

Monday, 30 September 2013

First Spay, First Spayathon for Dr Cristina!

Last week The Veterinary Training Camp was joined by Dr Cristina Petre from Ploiesti, Romania. She spent 5 intensive days learning and perfecting sterilisation skills that she will take back to her home town where she can continue her work with the local stray dogs. Her training was sponsored by Romania Animal Rescue. Her minimally invasive techniques, small incisions and rapid recoveries will make a huge difference to the animals of Ploiesti.

On her last day we were able to take her into the field! We took part in a spayathon organised by Swiss Group Einzatz Fur Tiere and Romania Animal Rescue. We have every confidence in time she will be able to organise such projects for her local community.

This is what Dr Christina had to say about her experiance with the VTC
The Veterinary Training Camp has provided an unique experience for me, made possible through Dr. Aurelian Stefan's guidance. Although I was a little nervous at first, Dr. A gave me confidence and helped me do my best. The air was peaceful and nice during the five days of training.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Elena Masters the Basics of a Perfect Spay

Last week we welcomed Elena Graebener from Germany. She spent 5 days under the guidance of Dr Petrisor Stefan concentrating on the basic techniques that make up a sterilisation surgery. These can be applied to most soft tissue surgeries.

Elena had participated in a volunteer sterilisation programme before but this was the first time she was able to learn techniques and then perfect them with one to one help.

Her confidence grew over the 5 days. Her ligature technique was excellent so she could feel completely secure her surgeries would have no problems once they left her table. She operated on a range of dogs and cats, pre pubescent, deep chested, in heat, pregnant as well as your average medium sized dog. We hope she has collection of techniques that will help her through any surgery.

Elena was also able to participate in a few other aspects of clinic life. Her first full day with us ended in a late night surgery to remove a retained urachus in a Yorkshire terrier. There were also more routine surgeries, orthopaedic surgeries and medical cases such as babesia and parvo.

We hope her time in Craiova was not too exhausting and look forward to hearing how she is getting on in her clinic in Germany.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Neurologist becomes Neuter Vet

This week we were pleased to welcome vet, Katherine Simpson from the UK to the Veterinary Training Camp. She graduated in 2010 and has since gained a great deal of experience in the field of neurology through an internship. We also welcomed back a past student, Claudia Dessaux who spent a week with us in July last year. Claudia spent 3 days at our clinic in Craiova, Romania and we were pleased to see how well she has developed in the past year.

The first surgery Katherine was involved in was a flank spay in a nice lean dog. She was introduced to the knots that you can rely on for a successful surgery. After this Katherine found a variety of dogs and cats on the operating table in front of her. Whether they were young, deep chested, fat, pregnant, in season or slim she perfected the basic techniques that lead to a minimally invasive, efficient surgery. She was also able to apply what she has learnt in surgeries such as enucleation and tail amputation.

After a week in training we are pleased that Katherine will be staying a few weeks longer with us to experience life in a busy Romanian Veterinary clinic. She will certainly get to practice what she has learnt with the Veterinary Training camp and we look forward to sharing experiences with some medical cases.