Alumni Comes Under the
Spotlight in a Training Video
Coping with video camera operators and
directors is a skill infrequently taught in surgery training
at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Sue Sculley performs laser surgery on a dog under
the gaze of a video crew.
Dr. Joanne Klingele, MU DVM '87, recently
got a chance to learn how to deal with such Hollywood types
as she and her staff came under the spotlight for a training
Cutting Edge Surgical Lasers, based in
Fairport, NY, arranged for a film crew to visit operations
at the Klingele Veterinary Clinic, Quincy, Ill. There, they
filmed Dr. Klingele; Dr. Sue Sculley, MU DVM '90; and Dr.
Paul Sculley, MU DVM '90; performing about a dozen surgeries
using a carbon dioxide surgical laser.
The company will distribute the footage
in promotional and training DVDs for use by veterinarians
across the country.
Three cameras were in the operating room,
and still shots also were taken during the surgeries. The
still photography will appear in Veterinary Technician magazine.
What's it like to be filmed and photographed
while doing surgery? "Scary," says Dr. Klingele.
Among the procedures filmed were spaying
and neutering, wart removal, declawing, anal gland removal,
entropion repair of the eyes, repair of stenotic neares, repair
of an elongated soft palate, and removal of an epulis. Each
surgery was filmed from beginning to end.
Klingele's clinic, and the Klingele-Sculley
facility in Hannibal, Mo., are among approximately 20 percent
of veterinary clinics and hospitals that offer laser surgery.
Both clinics have been using laser surgery
for seven years and were the first in a 300-mile radius to
use the technology. In the past year, Drs. Klingele and Sue
Sculley have been working with Cutting Edge Surgical Lasers,
traveling nationwide to train other veterinarians.
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