Through partnerships with skilled practitioners, the Center for the Advancement of Rigid Endoscopy is able to make private instruction/training in laparoscopic surgical and diagnostic procedures available in the United States, Europe, and Canada.

NOTE: Surgical instruction/training is NOT the same as the continuing education course. It is one-on-one surgical instruction and is designed to train you to perform the procedures on your own. CE credit may be available. To register for the continuing education course -- "Practical, Profitable Rigid Endoscopy for Veterinarians" -- see the Register page.



U.S. Instructors

  • Dr. Ray Cox
  • Dr. Markee Kuschel
  • Dr. Jim Houchens

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Ray Cox, DVM Instructor
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Markee Kuschel, DVM Instructor
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Jim Houchens, DVM Instructor

Canada Instructor

  • Dr. Paul Hodges is a 2004 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario Canada.  Dr. Hodges began performing minimally invasive procedures in 2009 while working at a general practice in Toronto, Canada, and was the first veterinarian to offer single port laparoscopy in the area. Dr. Hodges was trained in the modality by The Center for the Advancement of Rigid Endoscopy. In late 2015 Dr. Hodges launched a traveling service bringing minimally invasive options to veterinarians and their clients in Southwestern Ontario.  By offering these types of services to a larger client base, Dr. Hodges’ goal is to make minimally invasive procedures more readily available to clients and their pets.
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Dr. Paul Hodges, Instructor

Europe Instructor

  • Dr. Marwan Tarazi graduated from Aristotle University in Greece in 1996 and received his MSc. from the University of Stirling in 1998. Dr. Tarazi is the founder of NuVet animal hospital in Peterborough, UK. Dr. Tarazi was the first veterinarian to perform single port laparoscopy in the UK and saw that small animal patients recovered faster with less pain enabling better patient care. Dr. Tarazi was trained in the modality by the Center for the Advancement of Rigid Endoscopy. Dr. Tarazi has being instructing veterinarians in Europe and the North American Veterinary Conference to perform single port laparoscopy since 2012.
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Dr. Marwan Tarazi, Instructor