Harlow veterinary surgeon Aubrey Kumm has become one of only 11 vets in Europe to be accredited by the ESVPS with the General Practitioner Certificate in Endoscopy and Endosurgery.
Veterinary surgeon Aubrey Kumm has become one of the first vets based in the UK to be accredited by the ESVPS with the General Practitioner Certificate in Endoscopy and Endosurgery.
Mr Kumm is joint venture partner at Companion Care Vets in Harlow and joins an elite group of just 11 vets who currently hold the GPCer(Endo) certificate in Europe.
He said: “Although there are over 50 veterinary surgeries offering specialist endoscopic surgery in the UK, I wanted to ensure I was as well versed as possible in the latest developments of this method of surgery and the ESVPS certificate offered a comprehensive course, the benefits of which I am now able to pass on to clients.”
Mr Kumm’s qualification involved a full years study and several examinable components including case studies and a written exam.
The practice has invested around £60,000 in a Force Triad and two laparoscopic cameras, along with various operating scopes, a broncoscope,and other associated equipment.
“As a practice we are now able to offer less invasive surgery to our clients and their pets and we no longer have to ask clients to travel to distant referral centres,” Mr Kumm added.
Since qualifying, Mr Kumm has worked with one particular client whose dog required sinus and nasal surgery. Previously the patient would have needed to be referred for both the diagnostic work up and subsequent treatment.