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Online Panel Discussion - Skin Grafting
Species

Equine

Contact Hours

3 Hours - RACE Accredited

Language

English

Discipline

Dermatology

Emergency & Critical Care

Ophthalmology

Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy

Surgery

Veterinary Partner

Equine

Recorded on: 19th December 2023
                                                  

Panelists:

Dylan Gorvy   BSc, BVSc, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), DECVS - Uppsala University, Sweden
Jim Schumacher   DVM, MS, DACVS, MRCVS - University of Tennessee, USA
Jacintha Wilmink   DVM, PhD, Diplomate RNVA - Woumarec, The Netherlands
                                                  

Moderator:

Patrick Pollock   BVMS, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), DECVS, FHEA, FRCVS - Royal(Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK

 

PANEL DISCUSSION DESCRIPTION

Skin grafting offers a treatment option which can restore function and cosmesis more quickly and reliably than traditional methods of wound management, especially when dealing with complex and challenging wounds, a common presentation in equine practice. Whether you are grafting for the first time or looking to further develop your skills with more advanced grafting techniques, join us for an in-depth discussion with a treasure trove of practical tips and tricks for success.

An international panel of world-renown wound specialists with a particular interest and expertise in skin grafting will debate the following points amongst many others:

  • Which wounds can/should be grafted and how do we prepare them for success?
  • Grafting techniques, what's available and which is best for which wounds?
  • Managing the grafted wound, tomorrow and forever

The above topics and many more will be debated by the diverse panel through the contribution of long-standing personal experience and available scientific evidence.

Attending veterinarians will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences with the panel and the audience.

Dylan studied veterinary science at Bristol University, in the UK. Following an internship in equine surgery at the Royal Veterinary College in London, he moved to Manchester where he investigated the role of growth factors in abdominal adhesion formation. After completing his PhD in 2003, he undertook a three-year surgical residency at Liverpool University, before moving to Sweden with his wife and three children.

Dylan works as a surgeon at Mälaren Hästklinik, one of busiest hospitals in Skandinavia. He is a recognised European specialist in equine surgery, having obtained the Diploma in 2008 (Dipl. ECVS). He has lectured internationally in equine wound management.

Since December 2020, he has been working as chief surgeon at the equine clinic at Uppsala University.

Dr. Jacintha Wilmink graduated as a veterinarian at Utrecht University in December 1991 and first worked as a practicing veterinarian in New Zealand and the Netherlands. From 1993 to 2001 she was employed as a veterinarian at the University Clinic Horse in Utrecht (the then Department of General Surgery and Surgery of Large Pets). There she trained as a Specialist Horse Surgery, conducted scientific research into wound healing in horses and ponies, and taught students and veterinarians. During that period she developed and evaluated a new method for skin grafts in horses, the so-called 'Meek micrograft technique'. In 2000, Jacintha Wilmink was registered as Specialist Horse Surgery and obtained her PhD on the subject of “Wound healing in horses and ponies”. In 2002, Jacintha Wilmink founded the company “Woumarec” and has fully devoted herself to wound treatment in horses. In domestic and foreign clinics she operates on a freelance basis on wounds and scars and supports and advises veterinarians in the treatment of wounds. She spreads her knowledge by giving courses and workshops and is a much sought-after speaker at international conferences. Involved in international scientific research, she regularly initiates new studies on wound healing and wound treatment in collaboration with universities or companies. She is co-author of the 2nd and 3rd editions of the world-renowned standard work ('bible') on equine wound management: 'Equine Wound Management', and co-author of the book "Complications in Equine Surgery" currently being written. Jacintha Wilmink has been an active board member of the Veterinary Wound Healing Association since 1997 and is currently president of this organization.

Her mission: translating scientific knowledge to practice thus improving wound management for the benefit of the future and welfare of the animal, the owner, and the pleasure in work of veterinarians.

Jim graduated from Kansas State University in 1973. Then worked in private equine and food animal practices in Texas, California, and Kansas for 5 years after graduation. Most of this time in private practice was spent working in feedyards in Western Kansas.

Afterards hecompleted a master's degree and a residency in large animal surgery at Texas A&M University in 1980. He is a member of the faculty at Texas A&M University until 1997. Since then he has worked at the University of London, Auburn University, the University College Dublin, and the University of Tennessee, where we has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Science since 2003.

He is also a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. His main research interests are equine respiratory and reproductive surgery and lameness.

Patrick is Professor of Veterinary Surgery and Remote and Rural Medicine at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and the Director of the Glasgow Equine Hospital and Practice.   Patrick has worked in general and specialist veterinary practice for 25 years and is a specialist in large animal surgery with an interest in trauma, wound healing and supporting vets and animal owners in resource limited settings across the globe. A Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for meritorious contribution to clinical practice, Patrick is involved in projects with some of the world's 150 million working horses, donkeys and mules, including setting up training programs for vets and animal owners, and has developed networks for veterinary practitioners in remote rural and resource limited settings including telemedicine and in field support from the Scottish Highlands and Islands to The Gambia. Patrick is undertaking a master’s program in Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management and is collaborating with the Worldwide Veterinary Service to develop guidelines to support the animals of displaced people.

Working with the British Animal Rescue and Trauma Association (BARTA), The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the veterinary profession, Patrick introduced training for incidents involving animals, animal rescue, and for supporting animals in disasters. In addition, he has worked to introduce training for first responders and vets in the high stake’s environments of equine competitive events.

Patrick is an international speaker and researcher and has introduced transformative training for veterinary undergraduates in resilience, performance, team dynamics and leadership.

Patrick is inspired by developing partnerships and collaboration between those working in all types of high stakes environments and improving the health and wellbeing of people and animals.

A keen runner, kayaker and piper, Patrick lives with his partner, and three children in west central Scotland

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