Panel Discussion – Portosystemic Shunts – New Insights to Optimize Outcomes

Small Animals

Panel Discussion
Date: Thu 1st Dec 2022
Venue: Live Online Panel Discussion & On-Demand
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Early Booking Deadline: Wednesday 5th January 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday 6th January 2023

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Panel Discussion - Portosystemic Shunts – New Insights to Optimize Outcomes


1  December 1PM - 4PM EST (New York)
  6PM - 9PM GMT (London)
  7PM - 10PM CET (Paris)
2 December 3AM - 6AM AEST (Sydney)


Panelists:         Dana Clarke   VMD, DACVECC - University of Pennsylvania, USA
                               Eric Monnet   DVM, PhD, FAHA, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ECVS - Colorado State University, USA                                                    

Moderator:     David Holt   BVSc Dipl.ACVS - University of Pennsylvania, USA



Portosystemic shunts are one of the most common congenital vascular anomalies in dogs and cats.  The diagnosis is originally suspected based on clinical signs, abnormalities on screening blood work, and elevated serum bile acid or ammonia levels.  It can however be confirmed preoperatively by imaging modalities including CT angiography, ultrasound, or scintigraphy. 

Treatment of extrahepatic shunts involves surgery, whereas intrahepatic shunts can either be addressed with surgery or interventional radiology.   


An international multidisciplinary panel of world-renowned experts will use case examples to debate the best tests to diagnose and image portosystemic shunts.  Discussions will furthermore cover options for preoperative stabilization, surgical and interventional treatment, and postoperative management and monitoring strategies.   


* Participants are encouraged to send in questions to prior to the panel discussion. There will also be the opportunity to raise questions during the discussion.


Panel Discussion Registration Process:     Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an invitation to the live panel discussion in due course. The panel discussion will be recorded and after the session has taken place, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The course fee includes a certificate of attendance, that will be issued once the webinar series / webinar has ended and your attendance has been confirmed.

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    Eric Monnet
    DVM, PhD, FAHA, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ECVS

    France, United States

    European & American Specialist in Small Animal Vererinary Surgery
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    Dr Eric Monnet graduated from veterinary school in Maisons Alfort, France in 1985. He worked for four years in a Paris private practice performing small animal medicine and surgery. In 1994, he completed a small animal surgery residency at Colorado State University and concurrently finished a Master of Sciences degree. In 1997, Dr. Monnet received his PhD in Clinical Sciences studying cardiac efficiency in dogs. In 2003, he became a fellow of the American Heart Association. Dr Monnet is currently a professor in small animal surgery (soft tissue) at CSU. He is a Diplomate of both the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Also he was the founding president of the Society for Soft Tissue Surgery and the Veterinary Endoscopy Society. He is the editor of the first edition of Textbook ”Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery” and a co-editor of the second edition of “Mechanism of Diseases in Small Animal Surgery” and the second edition of “Small Animal Thoracic Surgery”.

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    Dana Clarke
    VMD, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
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    Dr. Dana Clarke graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2006. After graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship at Michigan State University, followed by a residency in Emergency/Critical Care at University of Pennsylvania. Upon completion of her residency in 2010, she spent one year observing in Interventional Radiology Service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then became the director of the IR program at PennVet and has a dual appointment to both the sections of Surgery and Critical Care. In 2015, she was appointed to the first faculty position in Interventional Radiology in veterinary medicine. Her research and clinical interests include better understanding of the progression and physiology of tracheal collapse, improving tracheal stent design and sizing, vascular malformations and obstructions, and all forms of respiratory disease within the ICU.

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    David Holt
    BVSc Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
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    Biography to follow

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