Pyometra (infection of the uterus) is a life-threatening condition that affects dogs and cats. Definitive treatment of this condition involves surgery to remove the infected uterus; however, many clients who do not have access to spay surgery also do not have access to pyometra surgery.
This webinar will discuss ways to increase access to pyometra surgery, including performing surgery in nonspecialized and outpatient facilities, as well as stabilization prior to referral. It will also discuss recommended surgical techniques for complicated pyometras.
Diagnosis and prognostic factors for dogs and cats with pyometra
Spectrum of care treatment options for management of this condition
Survival rates for animals with pyometra in nonspecialized and outpatient settings
Surgical techniques for the management of complicated pyometras
This webinar is designed for anyone who provides direct animal care, as well as those who help determine policy or resource allocation. This includes animal care staff, veterinary professionals, directors of operations, and medical managers in a variety of access to care settings. It will be of particular interest for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants
This program has been RACE approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Sylvia Lesnikowski, DVM, DACVIM
Director of Internal Medicine and Clinical Research
Dr. Lesnikowski earned her undergraduate degree in Biology and English Literature from McGill University, and then completed veterinary school at Tufts University. Following veterinary school, she completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a three year residency in small animal internal medicine, at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is a board certified veterinarian specialist in small animal internal medicine.
Dr. Lesnikowski currently works at the ASPCA Animal Hospital as Director of Internal Medicine and Clinical Research. In this role, Dr. Lesnikowski combines her clinical experience, research background, and avid knowledge to promote animal welfare and expand spectrum of care in veterinary medicine.
J’mai Gayle, DVM, DACVS
Director of Surgery ASPCA Animal Hospital
Dr. Gayle is the Director of Surgery at the ASPCA Animal Hospital in New York, NY. She graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Following an equine internship at The Illinois Equine Hospital and an equine surgical residency at North Carolina State University, she continued to work as an equine surgeon in private practice for six years before transitioning into small animal practice. Dr. Gayle worked for four years as a staff surgeon at a multi-specialty hospital on Long Island (Center for Specialized Veterinary Care). She has been the director of Surgery at the ASPCA Animal Hospital for the past 12 years.