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Hands on Learning

Looking for Something Extra?

Our exciting, small-scale hands-on labs offer real experience, taught by industry professionals who will give you personal feedback. This is the moment to practice your skills or learn new ones and ask all the questions you've always wanted to ask.

All labs have a limited capacity, so we can guarantee plenty of time for practice, feedback, and Q&A. Simply add them to your basket when you sign up for New York Vet through our registration form, or contact us via email or at 646-437-9080.

Wound Closure Academy: Suturing and Advanced Knot-Tying for Procedural Closures

Get hands on training on suturing patterns and advanced knot-tying techniques used in veterinary surgical cases. Open to all attendees! 

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine suturing techniques for procedural closures
  • Identify and practice knot-tying approaches (such as Miller’s Knot, Strangle Knot, Aberdeen Knot)
  • Discuss benefits of specific knot-tying techniques.

Presented by:

J. Brad Case, DVM, MS, DACVS
Lynetta Freeman, DVM, MS, MBA


There are two opportunities to participate in this hands-on lab:

  • Thursday, November 4th: 9:00-11:30am
  • Thursday, November 4th: 1:30-4:00pm


Attendees can earn 2.5 CE Credits when attending the lab in full. 

This lab has been approved for 2.5 RACE-approved CE credits. 


Capacity: 40 per session
Cost: $50 

(available to add to cart while registering or call us at 646-437-9080 to register.)


Lynetta Freeman, DVM, MS, MBA

speakerEmeritus Professor, Small Animal Surgery, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University

Lynetta Freeman brings extensive experience in teaching open and minimally invasive surgery, developing surgical procedures and devices, and in conducting basic research in wound healing. During her tenure at Purdue, Lyn served as a clinical soft tissue surgeon, taught the general surgery course to third year students, and led the Priority 4 Paws program to serve shelter animals with a mobile surgery service for fourth year students.  She performed basic research in wound healing and NOTES (Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery).  She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and was recognized as an ACVS Founding Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery.

J. Brad Case, DVM, MS, DACVS

J Brad CaseAssociate Professor & Small Animal Surgeon at University of Florida

J. Brad Case serves as president of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society. He earned his DVM from University of California, Davis, and his MS from Colorado State University, where he also completed a residency. Dr. Case’s primary clinical research interests are in developing minimally invasive and vascular interventional procedures. 


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