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Sunday, February 24, 2019


Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center, 808 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
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Earn 9 CE Credits – This lab will cover the theoretical and practical aspects of managing more complicated wounds and reconstruction procedures in small animal patients. Basic surgical knowledge is assumed and required for course attendance.


The course is limited to the first paid 24 veterinarians (First come, first served with payment) and will be held at the Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center in Annapolis, MD. After the first 24 paid Veterinarians a waiting list will be produced.

Veterinarian Registration Rate:

  • MDVMA member – $825.00
  • Non-member – $875.00

Click here to download the Advanced Surgical Lab – Wound Reconstruction registration form.


Dr. Richard C.F. Burgess, BVM&S, MS, Diplomate ACVS-SA, Daren M. Roa, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Joseph Prostredny, Diplomate ACVS, Sakthila Jeyakumar, BVSc, (Hons I), MS, Diplomate ACVS Elizabeth Moore, DVM, Surgery Resident, Dayna Middlestead, DVM, Surgery Resident Brett Casna, DVM, Surgery Intern, Mindy Wolfe, DVM, Surgery Intern

Clinic Schedule

  • 8:00 AM to 8:15 AM – Introduction
  • 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM – Lecture: Principles of wound healing, differences between dogs and cats
  • 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM – Lecture: Initial wound care, topical wound management, tie over dressings
  • 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM – Lecture: Principles of surgical oncology: Halsted’s principles, Margins, Fascia, types of skin tumors (management/prognosis)
  • 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM – Lecture: Surgical drains – passive and active drains
  • 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM – Coffee Break
  • 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM – Wet Lab: Tie Over dressings and drain placement
  • 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Lecture: Tension relieving technique: pres-surgical planning, consequences of tension, mechanical creep/stress relaxation, pre-suturing, walking sutures, tension undermining, release incisions
  • 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM – Wet Lab: Tension relieving techniques
  • 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM – Lunch
  • 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM – Lecture: Local flaps (transposition, rotational and advancement) V-Y plasty, Z plasty and Difficult areas for wound closure, options
  • 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM – Wet Lab: Local Flaps
  • 2:45 PM to 3:00 PM – Coffee Break
  • 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM – Lecture: Axial pattern flaps
  • 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM – Wet Lab: caudal superficial epigastric flap demonstration/practice
  • 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM – Wound Complications
  • 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Summary, question and answer sessions

Dr. Richard C. F. Burgess, BVM&S, MS, Diplomate ACVS-SA , President of MDVMA

Dr. Burgess is originally from the United Kingdom, where he grew up around dogs, cats, horses and small furry creatures. In 2002, he graduated as the Pfizer veterinary student of the year, from the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland and became a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

After graduation he worked as a small animal veterinarian for 2 ½ years in Manchester, England. During this time he took advanced training courses in ultrasonography and fracture management and developed his interest in small animal surgery. Dr. Burgess spent a year working and traveling in New Zealand and Australia prior to completing a small animal rotating internship at Mississippi State University. During his internship he conducted a biomechanical study to help better understand cranial cruciate disease in dogs.

Dr. Burgess completed his surgical residency at Purdue University, Indiana. At Purdue, he was enrolled in a Masters of Science program, taught veterinary students and worked in the university teaching hospital. Dr. Burgess gained a wide range of orthopedic, neurological and soft tissue surgical experience, including minimally invasive techniques. He received extensive training in laparoscopy and arthroscopy and worked closely with the neurological service at Purdue. He attended advanced course on fracture management, arthroscopy and total joint replacement. His research focused mainly on minimally invasive surgery and total hip replacement surgery in dogs, specifically looking at bone in-growth into metal implants, which will help reduce the need for implant replacement. Dr. Burgess was part of the pioneering team at Purdue that investigated the feasibility of Natural Orifice Trans-lumenal Endoscopic Surgery (N.O.T.E.S.) in dogs.

Dr. Burgess started with Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists in 2010 and became a co-owner of the practice in 2015. He passed the American College of Veterinary Surgeons board examination in 2011 and carries diplomate status. Dr. Burgess has peer-reviewed a number of veterinary surgical texts. He has published scientific papers in a number of peer reviewed veterinary journals and has lectured at state and national conferences. His current interests include minimally invasive procedures, critical care and traumatology. He performs orthopedic, soft tissue and neurological surgeries on a regular basis.

Dr. Burgess has served on the board of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) for the last seven years and is currently the President. He is also a member of: the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American college of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery (SVSTS).

In his spare time, Dr. Burgess is either swimming, running or doing home improvements. In 2009 he completed the Indianapolis marathon and has run a number of half marathons and triathlons. Dr. Burgess has three young children and a black Labrador rescue.

Daren M. Roa, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Roa grew up along the Delaware River in the Poconos region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, where he kindled a lifelong love of outdoor activities and nature. Fishing, watersports and hiking were central activities during his formative years.

He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a BA in Biology in 1988. At Penn, he was a member and President of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, an active participant in a variety of intramural sports, and a veterinary assistant in the busy small animal emergency service at the veterinary school.

Dr. Roa attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UF), and graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian. At UF he was the recipient of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award, the Hill’s Senior Student Award, the Merck and Company Award, the Phi Zeta Award for Excellence, the Ramcharger Prize in Anesthesia, and the Upjohn Award for Proficiency in Veterinary Clinical Medicine.

Following veterinary school, Dr. Roa completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He then continued his residency training at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, before joining CVSS in 1998. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) after passing the certifying examination in 1999

Joseph M. Postredny, DVM, MS, CCRT
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Prostredny founded Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists (CVSS) when he moved to Annapolis in 1992. In 1993 he was joined by his wife, Dr. Evans. They were some of the first board certified small animal surgical specialists in the state of Maryland. In 1993, Drs. Prostredny and Evans initiated the formation of the Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) with multiple specialty referral practices and emergency care.

Dr. Prostredny obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from the University of Georgia and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. He completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery in 1988 at the University of Georgia. Dr. Prostredny continued his surgical training at Purdue in 1988 and completed the residency program and obtained his master’s degree in 1991. Dr. Prostredny became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) after passing the certifying examination in 1992.

Dr. Prostredny is trained in advanced orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgery. He is certified to perform advanced cranial cruciate ligament repair (TPLO and TTA), hip replacement, elbow replacement, and sliding humeral osteotomies for elbow dysplasia. He is also trained in arthroscopy. Dr. Prostredny has extensive experience in hip replacements with over 26 years of experience and training in both the BioMedtrix and Helica systems.

Dr. Prostredny is a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), the Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) and the Anne Arundel Veterinary Medical Association (AAVMA). He has lectured and taught numerous labs at ACVS, and for the MVMA; he has lectured at VOS, AAVMA, and numerous local dog clubs. In 2011, Dr. Prostredny completed the certifying requirements for the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and is now a certified canine rehabilitation therapist (CCRT). He is based in our Annapolis office.

Dr. Prostredny enjoys music of all kinds and is also a live music photographer. He also enjoys scuba diving, ballroom dance, and world travel.

Sakthila Jeyakumar, BVSc (Hons I), MS
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal

Dr. Jeyakumar was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in Sydney, Australia. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Sydney Australia with a Bachelor in Veterinary Science. During her time, she did additional training in wildlife medicine. Her interest in surgery started as a student when she worked at a specialty referral hospital. At the University of Sydney, she completed an honors thesis focusing on recovery following Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery.

After graduation, she moved to the United States to start an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Mississippi State University. Following the internship, she was accepted to Small Animal Surgery residency program at the Auburn University. In addition, she pursued a Masters in Biomedical Science and performed a research in Surgical Oncology. She also taught veterinary students in both surgical laboratories and in a clinical setting. Dr. Jeyakumar received wide training in soft tissue, orthopedic and neurological surgery. She has advanced training in minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy and arthroscopy.

Following residency, Dr. Jeyakumar moved to Ohio to work in private practice. In 2016 she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She joined Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists (CVSS) in 2016 and is based at our Towson office.

She is a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), Veterinary Surgical Oncology Society (VSSO), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and AO Vet.

Dr. Jeyakumar resides with her husband in the suburbs of Baltimore. They have one dog, a rescue name Udi. In her spare time, she likes to hike and enjoy the great outdoors

Download the registration form and return your completed form and payment to:
MDVMA P.O. Box 5407, Annapolis, MD 21409 410-268-1311 fax 410-268-1322 info@mdvma.org