Veterinary Orthopedic Society News
January 2016 - In This Issue:
Skiers at Big Sky get ready for their next run. Photo by Michael Jezak, courtesy of Big Sky Resort / Montana.

Happy New Year!


Rather than make a bunch of resolutions that we know we will not keep, how about we make just one that we can? Let's collectively make our New Year's Resolution to book all our reservation, lodging and event tickets for the 2016 VOS Conference through the VOS Store (conference registration, picnic and banquet tickets) and Ski.com travel website (lodging, air, lift tickets, ground transfers / car, equipment rentals).

The program this year is exciting, and a sneak peak is available on the VOS website (or just keep reading). The equine program is truly revamped as Andy Bathe explains in his article below.

We've also added a fourth wet lab to the 2016 VOS Conference! For those of you that like to get your hands dirty, check out the wet labs sponsored by OrthoPets, VOI, Arthrex and now Epica. Add your name to the registration lists to take advantage of these hands-on learning opportunities.

Our spotlight is on DePuy Synthes Vet, one of the great leaders in veterinary orthopedic implants, instrumentation and innovation. We are grateful for their sponsorship and support!

See you all soon. Real soon.

Katja Lin
Communications Chair
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registerREGISTER NOW!
It's time to register for the 2016 VOS Conference in Big Sky, Montana!

2016 VOS Conference 
February 27-March 5, 2016 
Big Sky, Montana

Register for 2016 VOS Conference

You also may make reservations online for lodging, airfare, lift tickets and other transportation needs. To receive a discount on your registration, you must reserve your lodging with Ski.com.

Make lodging and travel reservations

For questions or travel reservations, contact Penny Smith of Rocky Mountain Tours, a division of Ski.com, at penny.smith@ski.com or 800-525-7547, ext. 3420.

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Photo by Michel Tallichet, courtesy of Big Sky Resort / Montana.
View an interactive trail map. Courtesy of Big Sky Resort / Montana.
VOS OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 2015-16

Steve Petersen

President

 

Kenneth Bruecker

Past President

 

Rich Evans 

President Elect

 

R. Mark Daye

Treasurer

 

Katja Lin 

Communication

 

Janet Van Dyke

Advertising / Publicity Sponsor Chair

 

Andy Bathe

Scientific Program

 

Reunan Guillou

Scientific Program, Assistant Chair

 

Jonathan Suber

Awards

 

Matt Stewart

Research

 

Cheryl Tano

Exhibit Chair

 

John Chandler

Director, Education Foundation

 

Richard "Dick" Lau

Assistant Director, Education Foundation 

 

Maralyn R. Probst

Executive Secretary

Email: secretary@vosdvm.org
Website: www.vosdvm.org 

WE'VE MOVED!

 

The VOS office moved last year. Please update correspondence accordingly.

 

Address: 

Veterinary Orthopedic Society

P.O. Box 665

Parker CO 80134

Telephone: 720-335-6051   

 

Our website and email address remain the same:

 

Website: www.vosdvm.org 

Email: secretary@vosdvm.org  

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2017 44th Annual VOS Conference

March 11-18, 2017
Snowbird, Utah

2018 45th Annual VOS Conference
March 10-17, 2018
Snowmass, Colorado

2019 46th Annual VOS Conference 
Breckenridge, Colorado
 
Stay tuned to our website, our newsletter and Facebook for the most up-to-date information.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE VCOT JOURNAL
VOS members are eligible for a discounted subscription to the Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (VCOT) journal. VCOT is the official journal for 11 organizations, one of which is VOS.

Subscriptions to VCOT are not automatically invoiced or renewed. If you wish to subscribe or renew your subscription, please download the VCOT form and return it to the VOS office with your payment.

Subscriptions include 6 issues and usually start with Issue 1 or Issue 4, depending on payment date. If you have questions about VCOT subscriptions, please contact Maralyn Probst at secretary@vosdvm.org.

VOS UPDATES ADVERTISING PROGRAM

 

VOS has streamlined its advertising program for its 2016 email newsletters. 

 

Advertisers may choose to place an ad for one billing cycle, which covers three newsletter issues, or select a discounted annual package, which covers nine newsletter issues.

 

VOS is now offering vertical banner ad space in addition to horizontal banner ad space. Horizontal and vertical banner ads are available in two sizes (single-height or double-height), and each ad may be linked to the advertiser's website homepage or other web page.

 

A maximum of 15 horizontal and 2 vertical advertising spaces are available in each issue, and priority is given to annual advertisers.

 

To receive more details about the advertising program, please contact Janet Van Dyke

VOS ESTABLISHES GUIDELINES FOR SOTI TALKS

The Veterinary Orthopedic Society's State of the Industry talks provide an opportunity for our valued sponsors to share with the membership interesting scientific research, clinical data or information about new treatments, developments, and/or techniques. These should be presentations with scientific merit rather than commercials.

 
Presentations will be 10 minutes long plus 5 minutes for questions. The time limit will be adhered to strictly. PowerPoint files (or PDFs of these files) must be submitted to the Sponsor Chair (janetvandyke@me.com) 14 days in advance for review by the Chair and the Session Moderator. This ensures suitability and enables time for any necessary revisions. Late submissions may result in loss of the preferred time slot for presentation.

SEND US YOUR NEWS!

 

VOS members: We'd like to receive your news about recent publications, job opportunities, speaking engagements, etc. for publication in our email newsletter and website.

 

Please send your news items with photos if possible to secretary@vosdvm.org.

CALL FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 
 
Are you a speaker at an upcoming conference? Know of a cool seminar or workshop you think our members would want to attend? Whether it is you, a fellow member or one of your hardworking residents, let us help spread the word. Shoot an email to vos.dvm@gmail.com and include your name, the title of your talk, date, location and link (if available).
ATTENTION, EXHIBITORS!

To all exhibitors: If you have not received shipping information for Big Sky, please contact Dr. Janet Van Dyke at janetvandyke@me.com.
earlybirdIN MEMORIUM: WALT DAMAN

Dear VOS members,

It is with sadness that I announce the passing of Walt Daman. As most of you know, Walt and wife Ruth were an integral part of the VOS family for many, many years - 25 years to be exact. I know many of us have fond memories of conversations and/or experiences shared with Walt and Ruth. He passed at home, surrounded by family, at an impressive age of 94. Penny Smith, our current VOS travel agent, described him as "a legend in the industry." I just knew him as Walt and he always had a smile and was eager to help. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ruth and family.

Steve Petersen
President, Veterinary Orthopedic Society, 2015-2016

earlybirdREGISTER NOW FOR VOS 2016 CONFERENCE
Don't wait to register for the 2016 VOS Conference in Big Sky, Montana! We have an outstanding program planned with more than 100 abstracts (64 podium presentations and 42 poster sessions), 4 labs, and many opportunities to enjoy your favorite outdoor winter activities.

Register now and make your lodging and travel reservations through VOS to receive a discount. More details are available at left.
earlybirdGET READY FOR BIG SKY!
We're getting even more excited about the 2016 VOS Conference in Big Sky, Montana.

Dr. Douglas Beaman Our 2016 Jacques Jenny Lecturer is Douglas Beaman, MD, of Portland, Oregon. Dr. Beaman began his orthopaedic practice in Portland in 1995 at Emanuel Hospital, and specializes in lower extremity trauma and reconstructive surgery. He has authored multiple book chapters, presented research at national meetings, and published research in peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals. Read more about Dr. Beaman.

Stay up-to-date with the latest snow report for Big Sky. As of early January, the mid-mountain base is sitting at 42", and the upper mountain base is sitting at 63".

Penny Smith of Ski.com also has the following tips for VOS conference attendees.
  • Arrange for your ski and snowboard rentals in advance. Click here for VOS Big Sky Equipment Rentals.

  • Interested in snowmobiling into Yellowstone? If you want to book early to get a date, call Rendezvous Rentals at 1-800-426-7669 and say you are with the VOS group.

  • Take a winter tour of Yellowstone on a 10-passenger snowcoaches with the option of stopping for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. To book your tour, visit the Yellowstone Alpen Guides website.

  • Child care and lessons can be booked at Basecamp in the Big Sky Plaza. More information is also online at the Big Sky Resort website.
equineprogramVOS 2016 CONFERENCE INCLUDES EXPANDED EQUINE PROGRAM
by Andy Bathe
Scientific Program

The 2016 VOS Conference will feature a 2-day specific equine track, with invited speakers. Equine and general topics also will be covered in other sessions at the meeting, such as Sports Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, and Complications and Corrections, as well as the session for Residents.

The equine sessions will have scientific abstracts and then talks from our invited experts, with plenty of time for discussion and additional experts such as Professor Roger Smith, Professor Carl Kirker-Head, and Dr. Matt Stewart in attendance. The VOS tradition of great academic discussions on chairlifts also will be upheld!

Topics include:

Equine Surgery
  • Use and abuse of Locking plates
  • Treatment of palmar carpal fractures
  • CT guided fracture repair
Equine Orthopedics
  • EBM for orthopaedic medication
  • Are the biologic soups really different?
Equine Imaging
  • Subchondral bone injuries in the fetlock of show jumpers
  • Cervical CT
  • What orthopods should understand about digital artefacts
Equine Injury and Disease Prevention
  • Why are soft tissue injuries becoming so prevalent in sport horses?
  • What pathology has taught us about how we should train and rehab racehorses
Our speakers include:

Dr. David Frisbie David Frisbie, DVM, PhD, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR
Dr. Frisbie studied at the University of Wisconsin, and completed a surgical residency at Cornell University. While completing his surgical residency, he also earned a master's degree in Joint Pathology at Colorado State University. During work on his PhD, Dr. Frisbie became board certified in large animal surgery as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and currently serves as the College's Secretary.
 
Dr. Frisbie is a partner in Equine Sports Medicine, LLC, specializing in orthopaedics and sports medicine. In addition he is an Associate Professor of Equine Surgery at Colorado State University's Equine Orthopaedic Research Center. A keen bumps skier and mountain biker, David has a critical yet pragmatic approach to the application of novel scientific innovations in equine orthopaedics.
 
Dr. Dean Richardson Dean Richardson, AB, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Richardson is one of the world's foremost experts in equine orthopedic surgery. He received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1979, completed a rotating internship and residency in large animal medicine and surgery at Penn Vet, and received postgraduate training in the Division of Rheumatology at Thomas Jefferson University.
 
Dr Richardson is the Charles W. Raker Professor of Equine Surgery and Chief of Large Animal Surgery at Penn Vet's New Bolton Centre. Surgery is his clinical specialty, and his research areas are large animal surgery, equine emergency surgery, and equine lower limb injury. A rider himself, he is widely regarded as a "surgeon's surgeon."
 
Dr. Sarah Puchalski Sarah Puchalski, BSc, DVM, DACVR
Dr. Puchalski has developed an international reputation as an expert in equine diagnostic imaging and now bases her practice at Circle Oak Equine. She received her DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan in 1999 and completed her diagnostic imaging residency at the University of California, Davis.
 
As an assistant, and later associate, professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (2005-2013), Dr. Puchalski focused on didactic and clinical teaching, research and clinical radiology. Her research interests surround the use of novel imaging techniques for the diagnosis of lameness conditions in equine athletes. Dr. Puchalski opened her consulting practice in 2013 and consults remotely for numerous practices across Europe, Australia, the US and Canada. She regularly participates in showjumping and has a very practical approach to the application of diagnostic imaging.
 
Dr. Susan Stover Susan Stover, BS, DVM, PhD
Dr. Stover received her DVM from Washington State University and completed an equine surgery residency and a PhD in comparative pathology at UC Davis. She is the Director of the JD Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory at UC Davis where her specialty focus includes musculoskeletal biomechanics; etiopathogenesis of repetitive, overuse injuries; equine locomotor anatomy; and racehorse musculoskeletal fatalities.

Dr. Stover has an internationally recognized program in equine racing injuries, and her research has helped inform policy changes improving the welfare of racing horses. She was the 2007 recipient of the Faculty Research Award at UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. In 2008 she was selected as an Outstanding Woman in Racing by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
conferencescheduleVOS ANNOUNCES 2016 CONFERENCE PROGRAM
VOS has announced the following preliminary program for the 2016 Conference.

We have an expanded, parallel equine program this year with two full days of speakers and abstracts geared towards equine orthopaedics  surgery, imaging and regenerative medicine that will run parallel to the small animal lectures. Invited speakers include the "surgeons's surgeon" Professor Dean Richardson, orthopedic guru Professor David Frisbie, imaging expert Dr. Sarah Puchalski and Professor Sue Stover who has contributed so much to our understanding of the etiopathogenesis of musculoskeletal injuries. We will be running sessions on these areas, with keynote presentations and scientific abstracts, so there will be plenty of time for small group discussion with key opinion leaders.

Please continue to check the 2016 Conference page on the VOS website for additional updates.


   
Session
(Moderator)
Equine Session
(Moderator)
(Invited Speaker)

Sunday, Feb 28 DAY Lab - OrthoPets  
  3:45-6 PM Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Orthopedics
Van Dyke
Residents' Session
Stewart
 

Monday, Feb 29 7-9 AM Orthopedics 1
Evans
Equine Orthopedics
Stewart
Frisbie
  DAY Lab - Veterinary Orthopedic Implants  
  4-6 PM Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Tano
Equine Surgery
Bathe
Richardson

Tuesday, March 1 7-9 AM Orthopedics II
Guillou
Equine Imaging
Bathe
Puchalski
  DAY Lab - Arthrex Vet Systems  
  4-6 PM Imaging Rounds
Tucker
Equine Orthopedic Disease & Prevention
Stewart
Stover

Wednesday, March 2 7-9 AM Complications and Corrections
Petersen
 
  DAY Ski Race and Picnic  
  4-6 PM Regenerative Medicine
Stewart
 
  7-9 PM Poster Session  

Thursday, March 3 7-9 AM Bloomberg Awards
Bathe
 
  4-6 PM VOS Business Meeting  

Friday, March 4 7-9 AM Orthopedics III
Suber
 
  DAY Lab - Epica  
  4-6 PM Orthopedics IV
Chandler
 
websiteTHE VOS WEBSITE HAS A NEW LOOK!
VOS website

After months of planning, VOS recently launched an updated website. The new website has a more modern look and is designed to be mobile-friendly. If you have not visited the VOS website recently, be sure to take a look. 
labsVOS OFFERS HANDS-ON LABS AT 2016 CONFERENCE
A FOURTH LAB BY EPICA IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY!
VOS is excited to offer 4 hands-on wet-labs for our 2016 attendees. These labs will take place on Sunday, February 28, Monday, February 29, Tuesday, March 1, and Friday, March 4 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Below are details for each lab, including links for questions and registration. VOS would like to thank OrthoPets, Veterinary Orthopedic Implants, Arthrex, and Epica Medical Innovations for offering these wonderful opportunities for our members.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28   
ORTHOPETS
Core concepts, indications and practical tips/hands-on lab for Veterinary Orthotics & Prosthetics (V-OP)
 
OrthoPets logo Course Description: The goal of this laboratory is to provide the participant with an overview on how to successfully implement veterinary orthotic and prosthetic solutions into your clinic. The didactic portion of the lab will provide the participant with basic concepts of three point corrective force application used to create stabilization and allows minimizing wound complications associated with external coaptation/V-OP. We will describe indications for the use of V-OP as an adjunct method after surgical treatment and/or as a solution for patients unable to undergo surgery. The wet lab portion will utilize limb models and cover the practical/hands-on experience of the phases involved when treating a patient with V-OP. This includes the creation of an imprint that is needed for manufacturing of the device, fitting the patient and analyzing the supportive mechanics of the device. A series of possible complications (donning, doffing, skin sores) and how to address them by in-house modification of the device will be covered. This lab is designed as an introductory session for individuals that are considering incorporating V-OP into their practice or simply want to learn more about the mechanics of coaptation and this novel field.  
 
Registration: Click here to register for the OrthoPets wet lab 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29 
VETERINARY ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS
CBLO
 
Veterinary Orthopedic Implants logo Course Description: CORA based leveling osteotomy is a procedure where the tibial plateau slope is modified by centering the saw blade (ACA) at the location of the CORA (center of rotation of angulation). In doing so there is no secondary translation, ie, the proximal anatomic axis and distal anatomic axis are aligned. The TPA/PTA angle lies between 88 degrees and 90 degrees. The osteotomy is stabilized with a Veterinary Orthopedic Implant (VOI) specially designed locking plate and counter-sink compression screw. Additional advantages of the CBLO include: ease of surgical planning and technique, excellent long term functional results, normal long term appearance of articular cartilage, rapid healing of the osteotomy (6-7 weeks), ability to apply osteotomy in juvenile patients, and application in cases with excessive slope. The course will detail surgical planning, application in simulated bone, management of complications, and long term outcome. 

Dr. Don Hulse Lead Instructor: Dr. Don Hulse, DVM, DACVS, DECVS
Dr. Don Hulse graduated from Texas A&M University in 1970 and completed his surgical training at Kansas State University in 1973. Starting in 1970 and continuing until his appointment as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Texas A&M University in 1984, Dr. Hulse served as a clinician in general practice and as Staff Surgeon at Louisiana State University and Oklahoma State University. He successfully fulfilled the requirements for admission into the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1977. He has developed techniques commonly used for treatment of bone and joint disorders in dogs and is well published in the veterinary literature. His clinical research interests focus on minimally invasive surgery for joint disorders and for fracture treatment.
 
Registration: Click here to learn more or register
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016   
ARTHREX VET SYSTEMS 
Stifle Arthroscopy and Static Stabilization Course for the Advanced Surgeon
 
Arthrex Vet Systems logo Course Description: Arthrex Vet Systems is proud to sponsor the Stifle Arthroscopy and Static Stabilization Course for the Advanced Surgeon on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 as part of the Annual VOS Symposium. This course is designed for the advanced surgeon or 3rd/4th year Residents wanting to develop their arthroscopy skills for the canine stifle. In the morning session, lectures and wet lab will cover limb positioning, portal placement, equipment, and diagnosis and treatment of common issues related to the stifle. In the afternoon session, lectures and wet lab will cover static stabilization options for CCL injuries. Course fee is $500 and will include course materials, and bone models. To view videos of procedures and more information on products, visit www.arthrexvetsystems.com .
 
Registration: Click here to learn more or register
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016   
EPICA MEDICAL INNOVATIONS   
Demonstration of Image Guided Robotic Surgery: The Future Using High Resolution 3-Dimensional Imaging in the Veterinary Profession Has Arrived!
 
Epica Medical Innovations Course Description: Be among the first to see and learn about image guided surgical navigation and how it will impact the future of veterinary orthopedics. 

Dr. Bill Liska Instructor: William D. Liska, DVM, Dipl. ACVS 
Dr. Liska received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 1973. He completed an internship and surgical residency at The Animal Medical Center in New York in 1976. He became Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1980. He started in practice in Houston from 1976 until 1988. In 1988, he founded one of the largest private multi-disciplinary veterinary specialty hospitals accepting patients by referral only from other veterinarians. He sold his interest in that practice in 2013 and founded Global Veterinary Specialists and Global Veterinary Innovations in January 2014. His practice is limited to orthopedics with primary focus on total hip replacement surgery and other arthroplasty procedures. 
 
Registration: Email Chrissy Laughlin at Epica to register or learn more. 
JOIN ARATANA THERAPEUTICS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016 
Be among the first to hear clinical study results for therapeutics for Post-Operative Pain, Osteoarthritis and Osteosarcoma anticipated to launch in 2016 and 2017:
  • 7:30-8:00 p.m.: Long-Acting, Local Post-Operative Pain Therapeutic for Dogs, by Duncan Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, PhD, CertVA, DSAS(ST), DECVS, DACVS, MRCVS, NCSU
  • 8:00-8:30 p.m.: Therapeutic Vaccine for Osteosarcoma in Dogs, by Nicole Ehrhart, VMD, MS, DACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow, Surgical Oncology
  • 8:30-9:00 p.m.: Grapiprant Prostaglandin Receptor Antagonist (PRA) for Osteoarthritis in Dogs, by Steven Fox, MS, DVM, MBA, PhD, President of Securos
  • 9:00-9:30 p.m.: Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis in Dogs, by Scott Gustafson, DVM, MS, DACVS
The event will be CE approved and veterinary attendees will be served dinner and drinks, courtesy of Aratana Therapeutics.

Click here to RSVP by February 15, 2016 to secure your spot at this exclusive event.
Cross-country skiing amid the geysers at Yellowstone National Park, a short drive from Big Sky. Photo by Glenniss Indreland,  courtesy of Big Sky Resort / Montana.
bigskyactivities PLAN ON BIG FUN AT BIG SKY!  
Big Sky, Montana is called America's Biggest Skiing. The resort spans more than 4 mountains so there are endless options for exploration. Here are some of the stats:
 
Hours: Our lifts are scheduled to run daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., weather pending, depending on area of lift.
Elevation:
Summit (Lone Peak) - 11,166 feet
Base (Mountain Village) - 7,500 feet
Base (Lone Moose & Six-Shooter) - 6,800 feet
Ski Terrain: 5,800 acres, 300 named runs on 4 connected mountains
Vertical Drop: 4,350 feet
Chair Lifts: 23
Surface Lifts: 11
Longest Run: Liberty Bowl to Mountain Mall: 6 miles
Number of Terrain Parks: 7
Average Lift Line: Consistently recognized in national ski magazines for short or non-existent lines.
Average Winter Daytime Temperature: 25° F
Average Annual Snowfall: 400+ inches
Lift Capacity: 38,300 skiers per hour
 
Activities at Big Sky 

There is as much to do off the mountain as there is on the mountain for kids and kid-like adults alike.

Ski.com will have a representative at the Saturday night Welcome Party to sign people up for these activities. Big Sky also has a center called "Basecamp" right in the village, and its staff can sign people up for any of the activities any time during their stay.

Click on each activity to learn more.  
SPOTLIGHT PROFILES
In this issue, we are featuring one key sponsor of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. We will have more sponsor profiles in upcoming issues. To submit your company's information for a Spotlight profile, please contact VOS Sponsor Chair Dr. Janet Van Dyke at janetvandyke@me.com.
spotlight SPOTLIGHT ON ...
DEPUY SYNTHES VET 
DePuy Synthes Vet logo Location: West Chester, PA, USA
 
What year was the company started?
DePuy Synthes Vet has been serving veterinary surgeons across the world since 1969.
 
What products / services does your company offer? 
The DePuy Synthes Companies are part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. The company, through its nine product groups (Vet, Trauma, Spine, Sports Medicine, Joint Reconstruction, Craniomaxillofacial, Neuro, Biomaterials, and Power Tools) develops, produces and markets instruments, implants, powertools and biomaterials for the surgical fixation, correction and regeneration of both the animal and human skeleton and its soft tissues.  
 
The goal of DePuy Synthes Vet is to provide the safest and most advanced implants, instruments and technologies that ensure reliable operating procedures, rapid recovery and a pain-free life after surgery. We guarantee high quality, constant innovation and total concentration on the needs of our customers.  Our products are medically approved by the clinically independent "Technical Commission" of the AO Foundation. Because of this careful scrutiny of all new instruments and implants, surgeons throughout the world have great confidence in our products, knowing that such devices have been thoroughly tested and evaluated.
 
What should Veterinary Orthopedic Society members know about your company
Simply put, the mission of DePuy Synthes Vet is to improve patient care. As such, DePuy Synthes Vet believes in investing in the future of veterinary surgery. Over the last 36 years, we have heavily invested in development, along with testing, manufacturing and quality systems which mirror those of our human counterparts. We closely collaborate with surgeons to ensure we can provide value and innovation to veterinary medicine in the form of well-designed implant systems which address key clinical needs. We also heavily invest in education, research, charitable donations, as well as other services, to continuously add value to veterinary surgeons and to the industry at large. We keep our sights set on the current and future of our industry and will not compromise in offering the very best solutions to our customers.
 
Can you explain a challenging situation that your company was able to solve?
Something we are most proud of is our introduction of and continued commitment to Equine plating. With the incorporation of our locking technology, we have been able to provide plating solutions for our Large Animal surgeons for cases which were otherwise untreatable. We stand by this commitment and continue to invest in development of new plates and instrumentation for all of our patients.
 
Can you tell us about any new products or services your company is developing?
Over the last 18 months, we have introduced numerous new products to the Veterinary market. We  launched plating systems for Pancarpal arthrodesis, a mini LCP locking system (1.5), a mandibular plating system, as well as a locked plating TTA system. We also introduced an innovative compression / distraction instrument device used to stabilize challenging fractures and a headless compression screw system. We are currently working on the development of several anatomically specific plates for both equine and canine use.
 
Visit the DePuy Synthes Vet website to learn more.

DePuy Synthes Vet
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Preference will be given to individuals with a strong interest and demonstrated competency in orthopedic surgery including joint replacement and arthroscopic procedures. A current curriculum vitae, letter of intent and the names of 3 references should be sent to: Nicole Buote, DVM, DACVS, Chief of Surgery, VCA West Los Angeles at nicole.buote@vca.com.
 


Thank you to the following companies for supporting the Veterinary Orthopedic Society.

Is your company interested in advertising?
Contact Janet Van Dyke
for ad specifications and details.

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