12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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Canalway Center
4524 E 49th St, Cuyahoga Heights, OH, 44125
Gastrointestinal Surgery:
  • Surgery of the Stomach – foreign bodies, tumors, ulcers
  • Gastric Dilatation/Volvulus – emergency management, surgical correction including gastropexy
  • Taking the Fear Out of Intestinal Surgery – foreign bodies, intussusception, biopsy techniques, enterotomy, and resection/anastomosis
  • Challenging Cases in Soft Tissue Surgery (including how to remove an arrow from a dog’s heart)
Dr. Stephen Birchard attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri
College of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 1976). He was an associate veterinarian in a
small animal practice in New Jersey for two years. Dr. Birchard completed a small
animal surgical residency program and Masters degree at Purdue University School of
Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and became a Diplomate of the American College of
Veterinary Surgeons in 1984. Dr. Birchard spent two years as a Staff Surgeon at the
Animal Medical Center in New York City and then joined the faculty of The Ohio State
College of Veterinary Medicine. He was Head of Small Animal Surgery at Ohio State for
six years. At Ohio State, he received the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award (1985), the
Omega Tau Sigma Fraternity National Gamma Award for distinguished service to the
veterinary profession (1994), the John Lyman Jr. Award for Clinical Teaching Excellence
(2006), and the Excellence in Teaching Award (2008). Dr. Birchard retired from The
Ohio State University in July 2010 and is now an educational consultant, author, and
speaker at veterinary conferences.
Dr. Birchard’s clinical specialty is small animal soft tissue surgery. He has
written numerous book chapters and journal articles. He is the chief editor of the
Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice and writes an educational blog for
practitioners, “Veterinary Key Points.” Dr. Birchard has recently published a book
entitled: “Their Tails Kept Wagging; Pets Show Us How Hope, Forgiveness, and Love
Prevail,” a collection of moving stories about patients who survived critical illness.


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