Useful books for veterinarians wanting to learn more about laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery techniques

There are still very few veterinary books dealing with laparoscopy, no matter what species. Although some recent books now do have smaller chapters on laparoscopy, we can only highlight a few books here. If you are considering buying any of these books, please consider buying these by clicking through to amazon from the website. Any small amount of money raised helps maintain this website and allows the occasional sponsorship a laparoscopy case.

  This was the first major text on laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery in mammals, and is written by a highly experienced surgeon who actually worked developing instruments for the human market. While essential reading for any laparoscopic surgeon, some procedures are more applicable to humans than animals, and some techniques were described while still in their infancy in veterinary surgery, and so have either changed or fallen by the wayside. It has some information on a wide variety of species, including horses, cattle, dogs, cats, and pigs. It is still an essential resource for any veteriary surgeon perfroming laparoscopy
This is the newest of the books here and is an excellent new addition. It covers not only an introduction to laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery in dogs and cats, but also flexible endoscopy and other rigid endoscopic techniques such as arthroscopy, cystoscopy, rhinoscopy. It is an excellent addition to the practice bookshelf, and because of its wide spectrum is even of interest to non-surgeons. Edited by a veterinary surgeon in private practice it is realistic about just what can be achieved outside an academic or research environment.
   While this book is much more orientated to veterinarians performing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopy, it does have sections on rigid endoscopy and small amounts on basic laparoscopy.
While not laparoscopy, this book is essential reading for any laparoscopic surgeon considering arthroscopy as an additional skill to aquire. While also rigid surgical endoscopy techniques, arthroscopy is normally perfromed by orthopaedic surgeons, and requires not only some different equipment, but also a quiet different skillset. This book provides and excellent and comprehensive  resource on arthroscopy in dogs and cats (and even includes an interesting shoulder arthroscopy case in a rabbit). It includes a CD of procedures.

 Other interesting books coming soon