AO VET NA Masters Course in Feline Orthopedics
The lame cat can represent a significant diagnostic challenge. The relative paucity of specific literature available addressing feline orthopedic patients, the inherent complexity in performing feline gait analysis and orthopedic examination and the discrete, distinct signs that cats exhibit associated with orthopedic disease all represent hurdles to overcome.
Participants will leave this course with the information and experience necessary to feel confident in the diagnosis and management of most common feline-specific orthopedic conditions.
Opportunities will be provided for participants to tailor their course experience to the equipment readily available in their workplace, including minimally-invasive and open approaches where appropriate.
Learning will be delivered through
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to Articulate the key anatomical differences between cats and dogs Structure an appropriate history for a feline orthopedic patient, including the use of clinical metrology instruments Execute feline gait assessment and grade lameness accordingly Adapt orthopedic examination techniques to maximize success in cats Interpret feline joint and long bone radiographs while identifying feline-specific radiographic findings Demonstrate a comprehensive awareness of the causes of feline non-traumatic joint disease Adapt standard-of-care joint disease treatments for dogs to optimize outcomes in cats Display cognizance of feline-specific considerations when developing a treatment plan for the traumatically injured cat
AO VET Small Animal Principles course.
Who should attend
Practicing veterinary surgeons, fellows, and residents.
Location, time, and tuition
- Kenneth Bruecker, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR (Course Evaluator)
- Loïc Déjardin, DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS
- Jonathan Dyce, MA, Vet. MB, MRCVS, DSAO, DACVS
- Sorrel Langley-Hobbs, MA, BVetMed, DSAO, DECVS, FRCVS
- Dr Richard Lawrence Meeson, MA, Vet. MB, PhD, MVetClinStud, DECVS, FHEA, FRCVS