After the introduction in the 1980s of minimally invasive surgery in human medicine, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery started to take hold also in veterinary medicine. Thanks to its reduced invasiveness and its fast post-operative recovery, minimally invasive surgery started to expand so quickly that nowadays it has become the preferred technique for many surgical procedures. Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy in the dog and cat is a comprehensive book that describe all the minimally invasive surgical procedures. The description of the various surgical steps is accompanied by a wide iconography, each chapter in fact illustrates with drawings and pictures the arrangement of the surgeons in the operating room and the positioning of portals to perform laparoscopic or thoracoscopic procedures. The book is also enriched by personal experiences of international authors who shared procedures still not described in the literature making the volume a must have practical book for practitioners as well as experienced surgeons. For a better understanding the book includes videos of the described procedures available through QR codes on vetminimallyinvasivesurgery.edrapublishing.com
• Andrea M. Pievaroli, DVM Clinica Veterinaria Pievaroli, Referral center for Endoscopy and Mini-invasive surgery,
• Rome Roberto Properzi, DVM, MSc Freelance surgeon Studio Med Vet Properzi, Rapallo
• J. Brad Case, DVM, MS, DACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Soft Tissue - Small Animal Associate professor, college Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida.
• Francesco Collivignarelli DVM, MSc, PhD Head of Soft Tissue Surgery and Minimal Invasive Surgery Clinica Veterinaria San Marco, Veggiano, Italy, Policlinico Veterinario Roma Sud, Rome