Welcome to the 2011 American College of Veterinary Surgeons Veterinary Symposium, the Surgical Summit. The seminars, laboratories and scientific presentations are the culmination of work by the Symposium Committee and Chairs of the seminars, laboratories and scientific abstract selection committees. The quality of the education and science at this year’s meeting is in large part due to their efforts. I hope you will find that the meeting fulfills your need for continuing education and provides state of the art information on surgery and related subjects.

Thank you for attending the Symposium.

Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, DACVS
Director, ACVS Veterinary Symposium

Louise L. Southwood
Assistant Symposium Director