I participated in the December 2023, 5-day Module B, Microsurgical and Experimental Techniques course intending to learn how to perform one of the most difficult surgeries in small rodents. As a total beginner, I had very low expectations for my performance in this training. However, in only 5 days I gained both theoretical and practical knowledge for microsurgeries, knots, anesthesia, and anatomy, which in my mind I expected to take months or even a whole year to obtain. I actually managed to perform the whole surgery!
René and Irene are top on what they do and most importantly, they respect the animals and their welfare, which is what they try to teach you throughout the course. They are very helpful, follow you on every step, and give you all the required knowledge to successfully perform your surgery from the detailed protocol to the specific instruments that you are going to need. The environment was very friendly and the whole experience was amazing!
Thank you René and Irene for everything!!