Cut to the Cure: Small Animal Surgical Techniques for the General Practitioner


Howard B. Seim III, DVM, DACVS and Clara S.S. Goh, BVSc, MS, DACVS-SA, ACVS Founding Fellow- Surgical Oncology │In Person or Virtual  

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November 12-13, 2022

Howard B. Seim III, DVM, DACVS and Clara S.S. Goh, BVSc, MS, DACVS-SA, ACVS Founding Fellow – Surgical Oncology
In Person OR Virtual
11 hours RACE Approved CE
All Veterinary Team Members Welcome!

Optimize Your O.R.!

If you’re a veterinary professional who would like to get more comfortable and efficient in the operating room, optimize client advice surrounding surgery, or expand your surgical services, this 2-day vet conference is for you! In this immersive workshop, expert educators and surgeons, Dr’s Clara Goh and Howard Seim III will review practical advice for safer, more precise, and (in some cases) faster procedures.

Part One:
Skilled soft tissue surgeon, Dr. Howard Seim, will share his favorite methods for abdominal exploratories, GI surgery, splenectomy, trauma management, and more. Video segments of clinical case material, carefully edited to form a real-life experience, will allow attendees to see cases actually operated on during each lecture.

Part Two:
In the second half of our course, accomplished orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Clara Goh, will share practical orthopedic surgical advice that can be applied in general practice. Through interactive discussion and viewing of recorded procedures, we’ll study orthopedic exams, radiography, and surgical methods for management of cranial cruciate ligament tears, fracture repair, and more.

In person seating is strictly limited! Register early to attend in person, or make plans to watch virtually through Zoom!

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Meet Our Surgeons: Dr. Goh and Dr. Seim

Clara S.S. Goh, BVSc, MS, DACVS-SA, ACVS Founding Fellow – Surgical Oncology Faculty Orthopedic Surgeon

Clara earned her veterinary degree at Sydney University, Australia. She completed her post-graduate specialty training (rotating internship, surgical residency, and surgical oncology fellowship) at Colorado State University, where she currently holds a faculty position in small animal orthopedic surgery. Her clinical and research interests include cruciate disease, hip dysplasia, and minimally invasive techniques (arthroscopy, and fracture stabilization). Clara has devoted her professional career to student, resident, and DVM training and has been an invited speaker and instructor at numerous conferences and surgical labs throughout the US.

Clara S.S. Goh

Dr Howard B. Seim III, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Seim graduated from Washington State University, completed an internship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, and a surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He obtained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1983. He is currently on the surgical staff at Colorado State University. He was recipient of the Merck AGVET Award for Creative Teaching, the CSU Award for Instructional Innovation and selected as the North American Veterinary Conference’s Small Animal Speaker of the Year in 2009. Dr. Seim is founder of VideoVet, a Veterinary Surgery Continuing Education video series.

Dr Howard B. Seim III, DVM, DACVS


  • Ten hours CE plus 1 hour FREE bonus CE Lunch and Learn Presented by Vetz Petz and Antinol
  • Access to recorded sessions for 90 days following the workshop**
  • (In-person) Made-to-order Breakfast Saturday/Sunday, chef-prepared lunch Saturday, unlimited refreshments and snacks
  • Digital proceedings provided via USB (in-person) or email (virtual)
  • Automatic registration to the virtual simulcast for every in-person attendee

If you prefer not to travel, choose the VIRTUAL ONLY registration option and watch live through Zoom!

*This program has been approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 11 CE Credits, with a maximum of 11 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of seminar/lecture and interactive-distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. Course Number: 20-943832

**Please note that this program will be RACE Approved for LIVE viewing only. Attendees must attend in person or log into Zoom during at least a portion of the live sessions to receive a CE Certificate, but can utilize recordings to catch up and re-watch sessions.

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Location and Accommodations

Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel and Spa
7610 S. New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78235

  • Visit sunny vacation destination, San Antonio, TX! San Antonio is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Riverwalk, popular restaurants, parks, and shopping. Known for our food, San Antonio also proudly carries the title, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy!
  • This sparkling, all-suite venue features indulgent spa services, a Starbucks onsite, complimentary made-to-order breakfast daily, and a complimentary happy hour nightly!
  • Free wifi
  • Free parking

Room reservations are now available! Reserve your room early – a limited number of rooms are available at our group rate.

Reserve Your Room

Rates: From $122/night plus tax

Deadline: 10/11/2022 or when room block is full, whichever is sooner.


Or, choose a “Virtual Only” registration for the flexibility to attend from anywhere! Find a cozy spot with reliable internet and join us online for this live and interactive learning event!


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Registration Timeline

  • Through August 1, 2022: $389/319
  • August 2, 2022 through October 10, 2022: $439/349
  • October 11, 2022 through November 11, 2022: $489/379
  • Onsite Registration: $500/400
  • Virtual Only Registration: $315

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“This is the first in person CE that I have attending since covid. This experience went beyond my expectations.” – LSVA In Person Workshop Attendee

“I think the speakers were stupendous. I just loved these presentations” – LSVA Webinar Attendee

“Just wanna say these talks are excellent, Dr Jones and Dr Atkins both have such a command of this topic for obvious reasons. It reminds me of the best professors in Vet School who would speak with complete authority because they knew the topic cold.” – LSVA Webinar Attendee

Top notch, fantastic. I was really dreading this because I dislike CE environments but really enjoyed.

I learned SO much about myself and feel empowered to make real changes in my life.

I felt it was very well organized and I felt taken care of. Julie was an excellent speaker and I enjoyed the content very much.

I couldn’t imagine the program running any smoother.

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Excellent conference!!! Much more intimate than the large conferences.

I love that we wrote and expressed rather than just taking in material. This was interactive for real.

Additional information

Registration Type

Veterinarian, Vet Tech and Other Team Members, Virtual Only