Join presenters Christopher Winkler, DVM, DABLS; William E. Schultz, DVM; and David Duclos, DVM, DACVD at the upcoming “Soft Tissue Laser Surgery Symposium” on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at the WVC 89th Annual Conference. To learn more about Aesculight surgical lasers at WVC, visit booth # 1812.

Soft Tissue Laser Surgery Symposium

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 5:00pm
Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Room: Breakers K, Level 2

  • Session 1 (2:00-2:50pm): Christopher Winkler, DVM, DABLS – A Special Kind Of Light: Lasers in Veterinary Surgery
    An understanding of lasers and how they interact with living tissue is essential to obtaining the best possible clinical outcomes for your patients. Join us for a fascinating look at how laser light is being used to enhance surgical procedures in everyday practice. 1 CE Credit.
  • Session 2 (3:00-3:50pm): William E. Schultz, DVM – Laser Surgery in Highly Vascular Tissues for Everyday Practitioners
    Laser surgery had dramatically changed the visual surgical field by controlling hemorrhage without the tissue damage associated with electrosurgery and the enhanced visual field afforded the surgeon. Delicate dissection with visualization is a hallmark of laser surgery as examined through a number of clinical case reviews. 1 CE Credit.
  • Session 3 (4:00-4:50pm): David Duclos, DVM, DACVD – Dermatologic Laser Surgeries
    Some of the skin diseases frequently treated include bowenoid in-situ carcinoma, apocrine cysts, nodular sebaceous gland tumors, follicular tumors, various nevi and skin tags, squamous cell carcinoma, precancerous actinic lesions on the nose and pinnae, and small tumors on the pinnae, muzzle, eyelids and paws. Many of these are treatable only with the CO2 laser; others are more easily treated with the CO2 laser. 1 CE Credit.

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Meet the Presenters

 Christopher Winkler, DVM, DABLS

Dr. Winkler is a surgeon and the owner of Suffolk Veterinary Group Animal Wellness and Laser Surgery Center in Selden, Long Island, N.Y. One of only six veterinarians to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, he began using lasers in general practice care in 2010.

William E. Schultz, DVM

Dr. Schultz has been a board member on the Synbiotics Reproductive Advisory Panel, the Society for Theriogenology and the Theriogenology Foundation. He has spoken at several veterinary conferences and before veterinary associations and national specialties because of a special interest in canine reproduction. He has lectured and published articles on transcervical and surgical inseminations using fresh, chilled and frozen semen. Dr. Schultz also is interested in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He has more than 20 years of experience with laser surgery, and he uses a 40-watt flexible hollow waveguide CO2 laser with constant wave and SuperPulse modes.

David Duclos, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Duclos is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and a small-animal practitioner from Lynnwood, WA, where he has been the owner and clinical dermatologist at the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic since 1991. He completed his residency in veterinary dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. He also teaches veterinary students from Washington State University and from Western University of Health Sciences’ Veterinary School in Pomona, Calif.

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