Surgical Management of Injuries in Canine Sports Medicine

Develop skills in diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation to maximize success for canine athletes with wet labs

September 22-24, 2021, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Description

    Canine sporting activities have become increasingly more popular over the past several decades. In turn, the demand for veterinarians skilled in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation has increased. 

    This course has been specifically designed for veterinary residents and practicing veterinarians to fine-tune their skills in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation therapy needed to maximize success and allow for a return to athletic function in the canine patient.

    Learning will be delivered through

    • Lectures
    • Hands-on laboratory sessions with a 5:1 participant-to-faculty ratio
    • Small group discussions
  • Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
    Describe complete evaluation of the canine athlete regarding examination, gait analysis and diagnostic imaging
    Describe muscle, tendon, ligament healing and surgical methods for repair or replacement
    Recognize and apply AO Principles to fracture management in the canine athlete
    Identify and select appropriate techniques to problems such as nonunion, infections and technical errors that are critical for successful patient outcomes
    Discuss the importance of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative planning and other aspects of the clinical decision-making process in small animal surgery and sports medicine traumatology

  • Prerequisites

    AO VET Small Animal Basic Principles course, as some familiarity with tools and techniques is required.

  • Who should attend

    Veterinary residents and practicing veterinarians, especially those interested in diagnosing and treating sports related injuries in the canine patient.

  • Location, time, and tuition


    Date and time

    • September 22-24, 2021


    • USD $1,300.00 for attending surgeons
    • USD $1,050.00 for residents

Course Chairs

Mary Sarah Bergh, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR

Mary Sarah Bergh, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR

Iowa State University

Kenneth Bruecker, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR

Kenneth Bruecker, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR

Founder, Continuing Orthopedic Veterinary Education (COVE)


  • David Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS
  • Steven Martinez, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR
  • Dirsko J.F. von Pfeil, Dr. med. vet., DVM, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR
  • Simon Roe, BVSc, PhD, DACVS (Evaluator)

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