Now is your chance to watch the on-demand webinar “CO2 Laser Surgery: Reduce Soft-Tissue Surgical Pain and Speed Recovery” with Dr. John C. Godbold, Jr., DVM. This webinar was originally recorded on March 30, 2023.
In this 35-minute webinar, you will learn how to create surgical plans that reduce pain and accelerate recovery during every stage of care—before, during, and after surgery. Dr. Godbold shares the role of CO2 surgical lasers in optimizing soft-tissue surgeries.
Key Talking Points:
- Consequences of Uncontrolled Pain
- Soft Tissue Surgery Pain Management Goals
- Recognize and Measure Pain
- The Evidence Supporting CO2 Surgical Lasers
- CO2 Laser for Incision, Dissection, and Ablation
- Practice-Building Benefits of Minimizing Surgical Pain
About Dr. Godbold
Dr. Godbold graduated with honors from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. In 1980, he established Stonehaven Park Veterinary Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee where he practiced full time as a solo small animal practitioner for 33 years. Dr. Godbold currently works full-time with Stonehaven Veterinary Consulting, teaching and assisting colleagues and working in the development of new technologies.
Since 1999, Dr. Godbold has pursued a special interest in the use of light-based modalities in small animal practice. He has extensive experience with surgical and therapeutic lasers, developed new surgical and therapeutic techniques, and assists equipment manufacturers with the development of new laser and light-based technologies.
In 2016 Dr. Godbold expanded his interest to include digital thermal imaging and worked in-depth in the development and delivery of educational content about thermal imaging and its application in veterinary practice.
Dr. Godbold published numerous papers, articles, and chapters about the use of lasers in small animal practice. His publications have appeared in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Clinician’s Brief, Laserpoints, The Feline Patient, Laser Surgery in Veterinary Medicine, The Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, and the Newsletter of the Veterinary Surgical Laser Society. He also published the internationally distributed Atlas of CO2 Laser Surgery Procedures in 2002, with a new edition each year since. In 2009, Dr. Godbold published the Atlas of Class IV Laser Therapy – Small Animal, also updated with a new edition each year. He is a co-editor and a chapter contributor of the textbook Laser Therapy in Veterinary Medicine – Photobiomodulation, 2017, Wiley.
Dr. Godbold is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications, the Companion Animal Health Veterinary Advisory Board, the Digatherm Veterinary Medical Advisory Board, and the American Academy of Thermology.
In high demand as a continuing education speaker, Dr. Godbold has led over 600 laser workshops, wet-labs, and continuing education meetings throughout North America and in over 25 countries around the world.
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