After the introduction of minimally invasive surgery in human medicine in the early 1980s, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery slowly started to take hold also in veterinary medicine, especially in dogs and cats. Thanks to its reduced invasiveness and its fast postoperative recovery, minimally invasive surgery started to expand so quickly that nowadays it has become the preferred technique for many surgical procedures.

Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy in the dog and cat is a comprehensive book which aims to describe all the minimally invasive surgical procedures available to date. The description of the various surgical steps is accompanied by a wide iconography, including illustrations of the arrangement of the surgeons in the operating room and the placement of ports to perform laparoscopic or thoracoscopic procedures.

The book is also enriched by personal experiences of international authors who shared procedures still not described in the literature, making it a must-have practical book for practitioners as well as experienced surgeons.

The volume also includes videos, available through QR codes on, showing the procedures described for a better understanding of the art of veterinary minimally invasive surgery.