Part 1: General Surgical Principles 1. Principles of Surgical Asepsis 2. Care and Handling of Surgical Equipment and Supplies 3. Surgical Facilities and Maintenance of the Surgical Environment 4. Preoperative and Intraoperative Care of the Surgical Patient 5. Preparation of the Operative Site 6. Preparation of the Surgical Team 7. Surgical Instrumentation 8. Biomaterials, Suturing and Suture Patterns 9. Surgical Infections and Antibiotic Selection 10. Nutritional Management of the Surgical Patient 11. Fundamentals of Physical Rehabilitation 12. Principles of Anesthesia and Anesthetics 13. Pain Management and Acupuncture 14. Principles of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Regenerative Medicine Part II: Soft Tissue Surgery 15. Surgery of the Integumentary System 16. Surgery of the Eye 17. Surgery of the Ear 18. Surgery of the Digestive System 19. Surgery of the Liver 20. Surgery of the Extrahepatic Biliary System 21. Surgery of the Endocrine System 22. Surgery of the Hemolymphatic System 23. Surgery of the Kidney and Ureter 24. Surgery of the Bladder and Urethra 25. Surgery of the Reproductive and Genital Systems 26. Surgery of the Cardiovascular System 27. Surgery of the Upper Respiratory System 28. Surgery of the Lower Respiratory System: Lungs and Thoracic Wall 29. Surgery of the Lower Respiratory System: Pleural Cavity and Diaphragm Part III: Orthopedics 30. Fundamentals of Orthopedic Surgery and Fracture Management 31. Management of Specific Fractures 32. Diseases of the Joints 33. Management of Muscle and Tendon Injury or Disease 34. Other Diseases of Bones and Joints Part IV: Neurosurgery 35. Neurodiagnostic Overview for the Small Animal Surgeon 36. Neurologic Examination and Relevant Neuroanatomy 37. Surgery of the Brain 38. Surgery of the Cervical Spine 39. Surgery of the Thoracolumbar Spine 40. Surgery of the Cauda Equina 41. Nonsurgical Disorders of the Brain and Spine 42. Peripheral Nervous System Disorders
Theresa (Terry) W. Fossum is the Vice President for Research and Strategic Initiatives and a Professor of Veterinary Surgery at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. She was appointed as a special assistant to the Secretary of Energy in October 2017 to assist the Department of Energy in developing its STEM and Workforce Initiatives. Dr. Fossum graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. After completing an internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital the following year, she went on to do a surgery residency and Master's degree at the Ohio State University. She received board certification in Surgery (ACVS) in 1987 and joined the faculty at Texas A&M University (TAMU) later that year, where she eventually held an Endowed Chair in Veterinary Surgery. In 1992, she completed a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology. Dr. Fossum is a world renowned veterinary surgeon and was the founder and served as the Clinical Director of the Michael E. DeBakey Institute at TAMU. She has presented thousands of hours of continuing education in the US and worldwide and in 2007 was named "Continuing Education Presenter of the Year" at the Western Veterinary Conference. Additionally, she has mentored numerous surgery residents and graduate students throughout her career. Dr. Fossum is a previous recipient of the Wiley Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Medicine Award and the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award at Texas A&M University. Dr. Fossum has authored or co-authored over 100 manuscripts in refereed journals. In 2004, she received the Texas Society for Biomedical Research Award in recognition and appreciation for her many years of dedicated service to the science, research and medical communities in the State of Texas. She is a Distinguished Alumnus at The Ohio State University and received the Texas A&M University System "Innovator of the Year Award". She currently serves on the Board of Directors at WVC and is a Trustee of the American Veterinary Medical Association.