• This manual provides a practical, up-to-date approach to head, neck and thoracic surgery in dogs and cats. The chapters flow logically from the required surgical instrumentation and then into surgery, starting at the oral cavity and nose and working caudally. Each chapter describes diagnosis and treatment, with step-by-step operative techniques for selected procedures.

  • 1 Surgical principles and instrumentation
    Stephen Baines, Victoria Lipscomb and Alexander M. Reiter

    2 Emergency management of respiratory disorders
    Daniel Holden and Kenneth Drobatz

    3 Surgery of the oral cavity and oropharynx
    Alexander M. Reiter and Mark M. Smith

    4 Surgery of the nose and nasopharynx
    Gert ter Haar and Cheryl S. Hedlund

    5 Surgery of the ear
    Karen M. Tobias and Christine Cain

    6 Brachycephalic airway disease
    Gert ter Haar and Gerhard U. Oechtering

    7 Surgery of the larynx
    Michael B. Mison and Gert ter Haar

    8 Surgery of the extrathoracic trachea
    Zoë J. Halfacree and Chick Weisse

    9 Surgery of the oesophagus
    Jennifer Huck and Andrew E. Kyles

    10 Surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands
    Davina Anderson

    11 Thoracic wall anatomy and surgical approaches
    Zoë J. Halfacree and Julius M. Liptak

    12 Pleural drainage techniques
    Victoria Lipscomb, David E. Holt and Lori S. Waddell

    13 Surgery of the intrathoracic trachea and mainstem bronchi
    Carolyn Burton and Eric Monnet

    14 Surgery of the lung
    Nicholas J. Trout, David A. Puerto and Philipp D. Mayhew

    15 Surgery of the heart, pericardium and great vessels
    Daniel J. Brockman

    16 Surgery of the mediastinum
    Daniel J. Brockman and Arthur K. House

    17 Surgery of the diaphragm
    Stephen Baines

  • Daniel J. Brockman, BVSc, CertVR, CertSAO, DipACVS, DipECVS, FHEA, MRCVS, graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1987 and returned for a residency in small animal practice after 18 months in practice. Daniel gained an RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Radiology in 1990 and a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1991. He moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 as a lecturer in surgery, and became assistant professor of surgery in 1994. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999 and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons the following year. Daniel joined the Royal Veterinary College as a lecturer in soft tissue surgery in 2000 and became professor of small animal surgery in 2007. He is currently Director of Cardiothoracic Animal Surgery at the RVC and President of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

    David E. Holt, BVSc, DipACVS, graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 1983 and worked in private practice until 1985. He then completed an internship and surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He is currently Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

    Gert ter Haar, DVM, PhD, DipECVS, studied at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, where he graduated in 1997. He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2002 and Head of the ENT Department at the University of Utrecht in 2003. Gert became President of the International Veterinary Ear Nose and Throat Association in 2009. He joined the surgical team at the Royal Veterinary College in 2011, where he worked as a senior lecturer and subsequently associate professor in soft tissue surgery, and Head of the ENT Department and ENT, Audiology and Brachycephaly clinics. He currently works in a private specialist referral centre in Utrecht.