143. The Other Bladder: Does Surgery Really Matter? Gallbladder Mucoceles in Dogs
In this session, attendees will learn about relevant etiology and pathophysiology of gallbladder mucoceles; the preoperative evaluation, diagnostics, and potential treatment; surgical removal of the gallbladder and techniques; and postoperative management of gallbladder mucoceles.
DVM, M.S., DACVS-SA
Assistant Professor - Clinical | The Ohio State University | Columbus, OH
Dr. James Howard is an assistant professor of soft tissue surgery at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. He earned his veterinary degree from Ohio State and completed a rotating medicine and surgery internship at the University of Tennessee. He then returned to Ohio State to complete a surgical residency and remained there for a clinical instructorship. His research interests include hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal surgery, as well as endocrinopathies. Dr. Howard's ongoing research includes minimally invasive diagnostic procedures, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and evaluative hepatobiliary sampling techniques.