Wound Management **Click Here to RSVP** Approved for one hour California Statutory
Approved for one hour California Statutory CEU
- Briefly discuss skin anatomy and species differences.
- Talk about types of wounds and the phases of wound healing.
- Discuss some important principles for wound management and reasons behind delayed wound healing.
- Discuss present two cases and how they were successfully managed.
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Keeshen, DVM, DAVS
Dr. Thomas Keeshen graduated from University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in the top of his class. Following graduation from veterinary school in 2014, he completed a rotating internship and a surgery internship at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. He continued to advance his training by completing a three-year surgical residency at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining the staff at VSSOC, he was a staff surgeon for 3 years at the largest specialty practice in Australia. He was awarded Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2021.
Dr. Keeshen has extensive experience in a wide variety of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. He is specially trained in managing cranial cruciate disease with arthroscopic joint surgery in combination with TPLO in both large and small breeds. His special interests include complex fracture repairs, especially ones involving joints, skin reconstructive surgery for oncologic surgery and wound management, and thoracic surgery for diseases involving the heart, lungs, and other vital organs that travel through the chest. He is also interested in minimally invasive surgery and has published a paper in minimally invasive abdominal surgery in dogs with underlying coagulopathies.
A native Californian with roots in Laguna Beach, Dr Keeshen is an avid surfer.