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Vet Med Forum- Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery in Companion Animals

June 3, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

The Veterinary Medical Forum is designed to enhance informal communications between practitioners and NC State CVM faculty on issues pertinent to medicine and surgery. During these informal discussions, we will share current management ideas, procedures and techniques which we hope will be applicable to your practice. We invite you to bring your questions and/or cases (including radiographs) relative to the topics below.


Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery in Companion Animals

Valery Scharf, DVM, MS, DACVS– Assistant Professor of Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery

Thyroid and parathyroid surgery are commonly performed to treat diseases including thyroid cancer and primary hyperparathyroidism in dogs.  While hyperthyroidism is common in cats and may be treated surgically, surgical treatment of feline hyperparathyroidism has decreased with the advent of radioiodine treatment.  The objectives of this talk are to review the anatomy, pre-operative diagnostics, and techniques for thyroid and parathyroid surgery.  Following this talk, participants should feel comfortable with the work-up, approach, and management of routine thyroid and parathyroid disease and be able to decide when referral for more complex thyroid and parathyroid cases is indicated.

Please note, this lecture will only be offered to attendees via a Live Zoom Lecture. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting to log on the day of. If you have a question during the lecture, use the chat feature to ask and the speaker will periodically answer questions.

If you need help accessing Zoom, email

Zoom Lecture: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Registration Fee:  $0

Register Here

Continuing Education

This seminar will offer one (1) hour of NCVMB approved CVME for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

ADA Statement

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in the activity, please contact Dane Johnston to discuss your needs at least 30 days prior to the event.

Lecture Notes

An electronic copy of the lecture notes will be made available a few days before the course. To view notes from previous Vet Med Forum lectures, click here.


June 3, 2020

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Office of Continuing Education & Outreach


NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

1060 William Moore Dr.




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