Table of Contents

Equine

Advanced Arthroscopy/Tenoscopy

Standing Diagnostic Arthroscopy for the Equine Stifle

David Frisbie, DMV, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University

Arthroscopic Approaches and Conditions of the Palmar Carpus

Alan Nixon, BVSc, MS, DACVS, Cornell University

Carpal Sheath Tenosynovitis: Approaches, New Conditions, and Outcomes

Alan Nixon, BVSc, MS, DACVS, Cornell University

Arthroscopically Assisted Fracture Repair

Dean Richardson, DVM, DACVS, University of Pennsylvania

Update on Stifle Cyst Management

Elizabeth M. Santschi, DVM, DACVS, The Ohio State University

Caudal Stifle Arthroscopy

Ashlee Watts, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, Texas A&M University

Advances in Wound Healing and Grafting

Toward a Better Understanding of Exuberant Granulation Tissue

Christophe Celeste, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DECVS-LA, University of Montreal

Update on the Early Management of Limb Wounds

Reid Hanson, DVM, DACVS, Auburn University

Vacuum-Assisted Closure – The Evidence

Bryden Stanley, BVMS, MVetSc, DACVS, Michigan State University

Tissue Engineering in Wound Repair : the 3 « R »’S

Christine Theoret, DVM, PhD, DACVS, University of Montreal

Basic and Clinical Advances in Equine Surgical Gastroenterology

Intestinal Seromuscular Injury

Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, DACVS, North Carolina State University

Large Colon Resection and Side to Side Anastomosis: Indications, Technique and Case Selection

Gabriel Cook, DVM, DACVS, New England Equine Practice

Advances in Pro-Reparative Therapy

Vanessa Cook, VetMB, PhD, DACVS, Michigan State University

Jejuncocecostomy--Survival Tips

David Freeman, MVB, PhD, DACVS, University of Florida

Repeat Celiotomy—When and Why?

David Freeman, MVB, PhD, DACVS, University of Florida

Reparative Role of Gut Stem Cells

Liara Gonzalez, DVM, DACVS-LA, North Carolina State University

A User’s Guide to Large Colon Resection:  Be Not Afraid

Faith Hughes, DVM, DACVS, Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital

Management of Abdominal Incisional Hernia

Gal Kelmer, DVM, DACVS-LA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Pathophysiology of Intestinal Injury and Repair

John Marshall, BVMS, DACVS-LA, University of Glasgow

Complications Encountered in Large Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
Sponsored by: Bioniche Animal Health, USA, Inc.

Avoiding Respiratory Surgery Complications

Norman Ducharme, DMV, MSc, DACVS, Cornell University

Soft Tissue Complications of Surgery

Susan L. Fubini, DVM, DACVS, Cornell University

Complications of Urogenital Surgery

James Schumacher, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Tennessee

Gastrointestinal Surgery: Preventing Short- and Long‐Term Complications

Louise Southwood, BVSc, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC, University of Pennsylvania

Difficult Complications in Orthopedic Surgery

Supporting Limb Laminitis

James Belknap, DVM, PhD, DACVS, The Ohio State University

Update on Local Treatment of Orthopedic Infections

Antonio Cruz, DVM, MVM, MSc, DrMedVet, DACVS, Paton and Martin Veterinary Services

Orthopedic Pain – Strategies for Prevention

Laurie Goodrich, DVM, PhD, MS, DACVS, Colorado State University

Pre and Post-Sale Radiographs in the Racehorse Surgical or Nonsurgical?

Patricia M. Hogan, VMD, DACVS, Hogan Equine at Fair Winds Farm

Difficult Complications in Equine Orthopedic Surgery –Recovery: Options and Their Complications

Samantha Morello, DVM, DACVS-LA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Complicated Arthroscopies

Dean Richardson, DVM, DACVS, University of Pennsylvania

Complications Associated with Long Bone Fracture Repair in the Horse

Alan Ruggles, DVM, DACVS, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Tarsal Arthrodesis Techniques: What Makes Sense?

Chad Zubrod, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, Oakridge Equine Hospital

Innovative Lameness Diagnostics & Imaging

Advanced Imaging - Do You Really Need It?

Katherine Garrett, DVM, DACVS-LA, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

The Stifle – Scan it or Scope It

Laurie Goodrich, DVM, PhD, MS, DACVS, Colorado State University

MRI of Fetlock Region

W. Rich Redding, DVM, MS, DACVS, North Carolina State University

Intraoperative Use of CT in Fracture Repair

Dean Richardson, DVM, DACVS, University of Pennsylvania

Advanced Imaging - Do You Really Need It?

Alan Ruggles, DVM, DACVS, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

MRI the Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

Natasha Werpy, DVM, DACVR, University of Florida

New Perspectives in Suspensory Ligament Ultrasound

Natasha Werpy, DVM, DACVR, University of Florida

The Stifle – Scan it or Scope It

Natasha Werpy, DVM, DACVR, University of Florida

Joint Biology

Stem Cells for Equine Joint Disease

David Frisbie, DMV, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University

The Current Prospects for Intra-Articular Gene Therapy

Laurie Goodrich, DVM, PhD, MS, DACVS, Colorado State University

Overview of Targets and Options for IL-1 Manipulation

Wayne Mcllwraith, BVSc, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University

Current Knowledge on Platelet-Rich Plasma

Jamie Textor, DVM, DACVS, Total Performance Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery

Neck & Back:  Intersection of Neurological and Musculoskeletal Lameness

Gait Abnormalities: Is it Lame or Neurologic (Part I and II) Neurologic Examination and Differential Diagnosis

Martin Furr, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

Treatment Options for Cervical Neurologic Disease of Horses

Martin Furr, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

The Impact of Neck and Back Pain on Gait and Performance

Kevin Haussler, DVM, DC, PhD, Colorado State University

Objective Gait Analysis in Lame and Neurological Horses

Kevin Keegan, DVM, DACVS, University of Missouri

Imaging of the Axial Skeleton

Stephanie Nykamp, DVM, DACVR, University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College

Science Behind Poor Performance

Pulmonary and Cardiac Causes of Poor Performance

Elizabeth Davidson, DVM, DACVS, University of Pennsylvania

Biomechanics & Pathology of the Equine Back & Pelvis

Kevin Haussler, DVM, DC, PhD, Colorado State University

Upper Airway Dysfunction in the Equine Athlete

Brett Woodie, DVM, MS, DACVS, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

The Trauma Patient

Complicated Skin Wounds

Reid Hanson, DVM, DACVS, Auburn University

Thoracic Trauma

Diana Hassel, DVM, DACVS, Colorado State University

Head and Neck Trauma in the Horse

Margaret Mudge, VMD, DACVS-LA, The Ohio State University


Small Animal

Advanced Imaging
Sponsored by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Spine

Ronaldo da Costa, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, The Ohio State University

Tips, Tricks and Nuances for Digital Planning of Common Orthopedic Procedures

Felix Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR, Colorado State University

MRI in Cartilage Health and Disease

Katja Lin, DVM, DACVS-SA, University of Minnesota

MR Angiography of Portosystemic Shunts

Wilfried Mai, Dr Méd Vét, MSc, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Imaging of Brain Tumors

G. Elizabeth Pluhar, DVM, PhD, DACVS, University of Minnesota

Cross Sectional Imaging of the Canine Adrenal Glands and Pancreas:  An Overview of US, CT and MR Characteristics of Adrenal and Pancreatic Tumors

Matt Winter, BA, DVM, DACVR, University of Florida

Angular Limb Deformity
Sponsored by: AOVET North America

Topics in Forelimb Deformity Corrections

Derek Fox, DVM, PhD, DACVS, University of Missouri

3d Volumetric Image Reconstruction for Pelvic LimbDeformity Correction Planning

Michael Kowaleski, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, Tufts University

Brain Surgery

Transsphenoidal Surgery for Pituitary Adenomas in Dogs with Pituitary Dependent Hyperadrenocortisolism Using a High Definition Video Telescope: Methods and Results

Tina J. Owen, DVM, DACVS, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital

Immunotherapy of Canine Meningioma

G. Elizabeth Pluhar, DVM, PhD, DACVS, University of Minnesota

Surgery and Immuno/Gene Therapy for Canine Gliomas

G. Elizabeth Pluhar, DVM, PhD, DACVS, University of Minnesota

Cardiovascular Surgery
Sponsored by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

A New Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillation System Applicable to Veterinary Medicine

Cheryl Killingsworth, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Cardiac Rhythm Management Laboratory

Cardiopulmonary Bypass: From the Perfusionist and Veterinarian Perspective

David Nelson, DVM, College of Vet Med and Biomedical Sciences

Cervical Spine

Cervical Intervertebral Disc Disease

Wayne Berry, DVM, MMedVet, MRCVS, DACVIM(Neurology), Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Chiari Malformation-Syringomyelia and Treatment

Wayne Berry, DVM, MMedVet, MRCVS, DACVIM(Neurology), Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Critical Evaluation of Treatment Methods for Cervical Spondylomyelopathy

Ronaldo da Costa, DMV, MSc, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology), The Ohio State University

Pathogenesis of Cervical Spondylomyelopathy

Ronaldo da Costa, DMV, MSc, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology), The Ohio State University

Complications in Orthopedic Surgery
Sponsored by: TraumaVet

Complications of Corrective Osteotoies

Mary Sarah Bergh, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, Iowa State University

Complications Specific to Locking Plates

Randy Boudrieau, DVM, DACVS, Tufts University

Orthopedic Infections

Dominique Griffon, DVM, MS, PHD, DECVS, DACVS, Western University of Health Sciences

Complications of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair

Michael Kowaleski, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, Mike.Kowaleski@tufts.edu

Cemented or Cementless Hip Replacement: Complications

William Liska, DVM, DACVS, billliska@aol.com

Elbow Surgery

In Vivo Fluoroscopic Elbow Kinematics: a Step Closer to the Answer

Peter Boettcher, Prof. DrMedVet, DECVS, University of Leipzig

Medial Compartment Disease in the Adult Dog CUE, OATS, SCS, ACP, MSCS, SHO, PT: Which Letters Do We Choose?

James Cook, PhD, DACVS, University of Missouri

New Insights Into the Etiopathogenesis, Scoring and Treatment Algorithm for Developmental Elbow Disease

Noel Fitzpatrick, DUniv, MVB, CertSAO, CertVR, Fitzpatrick Referrals Limited

The ‘Sirius’ Elbow Replacement: Development and Clinical Experience

John Innes, PhD, DSAS, University of Liverpool

Clinical Experience with Paul and Distal Ulnar OstectomyIn the Patient with Elbow Disease

Aldo Vezzoni, Med. Vet, DECVS, Clinica Veterinaria Vezzoni

Kyon Banc Elbow Replacement: Development and Clinical Experience

Kirk Wendelburg, DVM, DACVS, Animal Specialty Group

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Crossing the Bridge Together in Gastrointestinal Surgery – Open to Laparosocpic Surgery,  and Beyond - Across Disciplines

Paul G. Curcillo, II, MD, FACS, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Gastrointestinal Surgery: Where We Have Come From and Where We Are Going

David Holt, BVSc, DACVS, University of Pennsylvania

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Sponsored by: Zoetis, an ACVS Industry Partner

Innovation in Thoracoscopic Surgery

Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University

Emerging Technology in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Jeffrey Runge, DVM, DACVS-SA, University of Pennsylvania

Orthopedic Tips & Tricks
Sponsored by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

Tips and Tricks for ALLO and Autografting for OCD

Peter Boettcher, Prof. DrMedVet, DECVS, University of Leipzig

Tips and Tricks for Detecting Cause of Forelimb Lameness

James Cook, PhD, DACVS, University of Missouri

Tips and Tricks for Stifle Arthroscopy and Meniscectomy

James Cook, PhD, DACVS, University of Missouri

Tips and Tricks for Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy

John Innes, PhD, DSAS, University of Liverpool

Tips and Tricks for Total Hip Replacement

Michael Kowaleski, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, Mike.Kowaleski@tufts.edu

Tips & Tricks for Arthroscopic BURP

Ross Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVS, Colorado State University

Prosthetics: Endo and Exo

Orthoses and Prostheses: Indications and Clinical Outcomes

Mike Astilla, MS, VetOrthix

Orthoses and Prostheses: Material Selection and Fabrication Methods

Mike Astilla, MS, VetOrthix

Clinical Use of Socket Prostheses in Companion Animals

Denis Marcellin-Little, DEDV, DACVS, North Carolina State University

Transdermal Osseointegrated Implants in Companion Animals

Denis Marcellin-Little, DEDV, DACVS, North Carolina State University

Regenerative Medicine

Platelet Rich Plasma Optimization for Horses

Jennifer Barrett, DVM, PhD, DACVS, VMRCVM - Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

Regenerative Medicine for Tendinopathies in the Canine

Sherman Canapp, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, Veterinary Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Biological Treatment of the Meniscus: Grafts, Cells, and Tissue Engineering

James Cook, PhD, DACVS, University of Missouri

The Use of Intraarticular Stem Cells in Horses

David Frisbie, DMV, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University

Outcome Assessment Measures for Evaluating Clinical Effectiveness of Canine Adipose Derived Stem Cell Therapy of Osteoarthritis

Kristina Kiefer, DVM, University of Minnesota

Autologous Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Treatment of Renal Disease and Applications for Use with Liver Disease

Pamela Schwartz, DVM, DACVS, CCRP, Aptos Creekside Pet Hospital

Respiratory Surgery

Nasopharyngeal Stenosis in Dogs and Cats: Minimally Invasive Treatment Options

Allyson Berent, DVM, DACVIM, Animal Medical Center

Epiglottic Retroversion – Diagnosis and Treatment

Bianca Boudreau, DVM, Michigan State University

Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Robert Hardie, DVM, DECVS, DACVS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Surgical Management of Chest Wall Tumors

Julius Liptak, DACVS, DECVS, juliusliptak@mac.com

CT Imaging of the Thorax

Stephanie Nykamp, DVM, DACVR, University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College

Better News for Idiopathic Chylothorax?

Ameet Singh, DVM, DVSc, DACVS-SA, University of Guelph

Evaluating the Lar-Par Patient – What Else and What Evidence?

Bryden Stanley, BVMS, MVetSc, DACVS, Michigan State University

Congenital Laryngeal Paralysis

Dirsko von Pfeil, Dr.MedVet. DVM, DACVS, DECVS, Veterinary Specialists of Alaska

Soft Tissue Complications
Sponsored by: COVIDIEN Animal Health, an ACVS Premier Sponsor

Complication of Ureteral Surgery

Lillian Aronson, VMD, DACVS, University of Pennsylvania

Peritonitis

Karen Cornell, DVM, PhD, DACVS, University of Georgia

Complications of Tracheal Stenting

Patricia Sura, DVM, DACVS-SA, University of Tennessee

Complications of Portosystemic Shunt Surgery

Karen Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Tennessee

Soft Tissue Surgery Tips and Tricks
Sponsored by: COVIDIEN Animal Health, an ACVS Premier Sponsor

Lipomas, Infiltrative Lipomas and Liposarcomas: Which One of These Things Is Not Like the Other?

Nicole Ehrhart, VMD, MS, DACVS, Colorado State University

The Leaking Intestinal Anastomoses; Causes and Tips for Prevention

Gary Ellison, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Florida

Upper Airwary Obstruction: What I Do When it Occurs?

Cheryl Hedlund, DVM, MS, DACVS, Iowa State University

Lung Lobectomy with Thoracoscopy

Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University

Pipe Insulation for Protection of the Olecranon Area

Mike Pavletic, DVM, DACVS, Angell Animal Medical Center

Tips to Reduce Complications During TECA/LBO

Daniel Smeak, DVM, DACVS, Colorado State University

Stifle Surgery
Sponsored by: KYON Veterinary Surgical Products

In Vivo Stifle Kinematics: the Truth About TPLO and TTA

Peter Boettcher, Prof. DrMedVet, DECVS, University of Leipzig

Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial Comparing Two Techniques for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair

Wanda Gordon-Evans, DVM, DACVS-SA, Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center

Aetiology and Biomarkers of Canine Ccl Disease

John Innes, PhD, DSAS, University of Liverpool

Outcome Measures in Canine CCL Disease

John Innes, PhD, DSAS, University of Liverpool

Surgical Oncology

Canine Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Nicholas J. Bacon, VetMB, MRCVS, DACVS-SA, University of Florida

Surgical Margins, in Depth

Sarah Boston, DVM, DVSc, DACVS-SA, University of Florida

Canine Osteosarcoma: Comparative Aspects

Nicole Ehrhart, VMD, MS, DACVS, Colorado State University

Musculoskeletal Imaging for Tumor Surgery:  The Basics

William Eward, DVM, MD, Duke Cancer Institute, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas

Neoadjuvant Therapy in Human Surgical Oncology

William Eward, DVM, MD, Duke Cancer Institute, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas

Prosthetics in Limb Salvage for Neoplasia in Dogs

Denis Marcellin-Little, DEDV, DACVS, North Carolina State University

The Use of Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy in Staging of Neoplasia

Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University

Wounds and Reconstruction
Sponsored by: Novartis Animal Health, an ACVS Industry Partner

Chronic and Atypical Wounds

Kathleen Ham, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, The Ohio State University

Taming Tension in Wound Closure

Bryden Stanley, BVMS, MVetSc, DACVS, Michigan State University

Oxygen and Wound Healing

Karen Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Tennessee

Cutaneous Wound Therapy:  A Role for Regenerative Medicine

Susan Volk, VMD, PhD, DACVS-SA, University of Pennsylvania


Special Session

Advances in Equine Upper Respiratory

Laryngeal Hemiplegia in Draft Horses

Warren Beard, DVM, MS, DACVS, Kansas State University

Evaluation of the Horse with Ddsp

Elizabeth Davidson, DVM, DACVS, University of Pennsylvania

Laryngeal Tie-Forward

Norman Ducharme, DMV, MSc, DACVS, Cornell University

Diagnostic Imaging of Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders: MRI, CT, and Ultrasound

Katherine Garrett, DVM, DACVS-LA, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Ablation of the Cricoarytenoid Joint

Jan Hawkins, DVM, DACVS, Purdue University

Surgical Management of Epiglottic Disorders

Eric Parente, DVM, DACVS, University of Pennsylvania

Surgical Treatment for Wry Nose

James Schumacher, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Tennessee

Update on Surgical Management of Progressive Ethmoid Hematoma

Lloyd Tate, VMD, DACVS, North Carolina State University

Advances in Small Animal Total Joint Replacement
Sponsored by: BioMedtrix, LLC
Presented by the ACVS Foundation

Biomechanical Considerations for Total Knee Arthroplasty

Matthew Allen, VetMB, PhD, The Ohio State University

Biomechanical Considerations for Total Hip Replacement

Michael Kowaleski, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, Tufts University

Custom Prostheses

Denis Marcellin-Little, DEDV, DACVS, North Carolina State University

Emerging Arthroplasties

Jeffrey Peck, DVM, DACVS, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists

Biomechanical Considerations for Elbow Replacement

Greg Van Der Meulen, BSME, BmE Opt., BioMedtrix

American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sponsored by: Nutramax Laboratories

Supraspinatus Tendinopathies in Dogs

Sherman Canapp, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, Veterinary Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Cartilage Injury and Treatment: Veterinary Perspective

James Cook, PhD, DACVS, University of Missouri

Conditioning and Training in the Canine Athlete

Robert Gillette, DVM, MSE, Auburn University

Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Dogs

Carol Gillis, DVM, PhD, DACVSMR, Equine Ultrasound & Sports Medicine

Physiology of Exercise

Erica McKenzie, Bsc, BVMS, PhD, Oregon State University

Nutrition for Canine Performance

Joeseph Wakshlag, MS, DVM, PhD, Cornell University

Introduction to Canine Sports and Sports-Related Injuries

Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation – Equine
Sponsored by: Nutramax Laboratories

Equine Rehabilitative Exercise: What's the Evidence?

Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, Michigan State University

Management of Quarter Horse Lameness At Competitions

David Frisbie, DMV, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University

Nutrition for the Sport Horse

Ray Geor, DVM, PhD, Kentucky Equine Research

Response of Equine Bone to Exercise

Chris Kawcak, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University

Response of Equine Muscle to Exercise

Erica McKenzie, Bsc, BVMS, PhD, Oregon State University

Anesthesia – ACVAA
Sponsored by: Elanco

Balanced Anesthesia in Small Animal Patients: Incorporating Cri’s

Carolyn Kerr, DVM, DVSc, PhD, DACVA, University of Guelph

Mechanical Ventilation in Small Animal Patients: Understanding Ventilatory Support

Carolyn Kerr, DVM, DVSc, PhD, DACVA, University of Guelph

Perioperative Pain Management: What’s Up with Methadone?

Sandie Perkowski, VMD, PhD, DACVA, University of Pennsylvania

Breed Considerations and Myths and Misconceptions in Small Animal Anesthesia

Lesley Smith, DVM, DACVA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Management of Intra-Operative Hypotension

Lesley Smith, DVM, DACVA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Update on Novel Analgesic Formulations

Lesley Smith, DVM, DACVA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Infection Control

Combatting Bacterial Biofilms

Ameet Singh, DVM, DVSc, DACVS-SA, University of Guelph

Evidence Based Hand Hygiene in Veterinary Surgery: What Is Holding Us Back ?

Denis Verwilghen, DVM, MSc, Phd, DES, DECVS, University of Copenhagen

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococci 101

Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, University of Guelph

MRSA and MRSP: Infection Control and Public Health Concerns

Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, University of Guelph

MRSP + TPLO = OMG!! Management of MR Staphylococci

Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, University of Guelph

The Who, What, Why and How of Surgical Site Infection Surveillance

Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, University of Guelph

Ophthalmology for Surgeons

Enucleation vs Intrascleral Prosthesis

David Wilkie, DVM, MS, DACVO, The Ohio State University

Principles of Microsurgery

David Wilkie, DVM, MS, DACVO, The Ohio State University

Surgery of the Third Eyelid

David Wilkie, DVM, MS, DACVO, The Ohio State University

Surgical Management of Corneal Disease Parts I and II

David Wilkie, DVM, MS, DACVO, The Ohio State University

Surgical Management of Equine Corneal Disease Parts I and II

David Wilkie, DVM, MS, DACVO, The Ohio State University

Surgical Management of Equine Eyelid Disease Parts I and II

David Wilkie, DVM, MS, DACVO, The Ohio State University

Surgical Management of Eyelid Disease Parts I and II

David Wilkie, DVM, MS, DACVO, The Ohio State University

Pain Management
Sponsored by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

Muscle Pain in the Canine Athlete, Orthopedic and Neurologic Patient

Rich Wall, DVM, Aminal Clinic of Alden Bridge

The Orphan Organ

Rich Wall, DVM, Aminal Clinic of Alden Bridge

Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points:  An Evidence and Clinical Based Approach

Rich Wall, DVM, Aminal Clinic of Alden Bridge

Technicians' Program
Sponsored by: Hill's Pet Nutrition, an ACVS Industry Partner

The Use of Checklists in Veterinary Surgery

Sarah Boston, DVM, DVSc, DACVS-SA, University of Florida

Stem Cell Therapy for Small Animal Clinical Use

Tara Britt, VMD, DACVS-SA, Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Hospital

Small Animal Wound Applications

Danielle Browning, LVT, University of Tennesse

Laser Safety, Use, and Maintenance

Danielle Browning, LVT, University of Tennesse

Current Applications in Canine Orthopedic Devices: Prosthetics, Orthotics, Braces, and Support Systems

Deb Canapp, DVM, Veterinary Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Interventional Radiology – A Technician’s Perspective of This Newly Emerging Modality

Tamara D. Hyjek Stokley, CVT, VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital

Interventional Radiology – An Introduction to Tracheal and Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Embolization

Tamara D. Hyjek Stokley, CVT, VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital

Arthroscopy Equipment Maintenance

Kevin Mcabee, DVM, DACVS-SA, Michigan Veterinary Specialists

ICU Ventilators

Paula Plummer, RVT, VTS, Texas A&M University

Preoperative and Postoperative Care for the Portosystemic Shunt Patient

Paula Plummer, RVT, VTS, Texas A&M University

Traumatic Brain Injury Patient Care

Paula Plummer, RVT, VTS, Texas A&M University

Using Blood Gases to Help Manage Ventilator Cases

Paula Plummer, RVT, VTS, Texas A&M University

Collection, Culture and Preparation of Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells for Clinical Use in Small Animals

T.K. Pope, BS, MS, Advanced Regenerative Therapies

‘Oh, Sew Easy’: Understanding Suture Materials

Heidi Reuss- Lamky, LVT, VTS, Academy of Beterinary Surgical Technicians

Anesthesia Concerns for Patients with Adrenal Dysfunction

Katy W. Wadell, RVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia), Texas A&M University

Anesthesia Concerns for Patients with Portosystemic Shunts

Katy W. Wadell, RVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia), Texas A&M University

Developing a Safe Anesthesia Plan for a Traumatic Brain Injury Patient

Katy W. Wadell, RVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia), Texas A&M University

The Care and Use of Anesthesia Ventilators

Katy W. Wadell, RVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia), Texas A&M University

The Surge of Surgery - Pressing Surgical Topics from the 2012 Symposium
Sponsored by: SECUROS, an ACVS Premier Sponsor

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: the Science Behind the Suction

Bonnie Grambow Campbell, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Washington State University

Vacuum-Assisted Peritoneal Drainage

Karen Cornell, DVM, PhD, DACVS, University of Georgia

New Surgical Innovations for Distal Extremity Injuries

Noel Fitzpatrick, DUniv, MVB, CertSAO, CertVR, Fitzpatrick Referrals Limited

Managing Meniscal Injuries ‐ Release, Resect, or Reject

John Innes, PhD, DSAS, University of Liverpool

Advances in Canine Insulinoma

Jolle Kirpensteijn, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Utrecht University


Farm Animal

FARM ANIMAL – FRIDAY

Low Level Laser Therapy and Wound Healing

Bryden J. Stanley, BVMS, MACVSc, MVetSc, DACVS, Michigan State University

External Skeletal Fixation in Ruminants

David Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Tennessee

Surgical Management of Septic Athritis in the Proximal Limb of Ruminants

Andre Desrochers, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Montreal

Stifle Disorders in Camelids

Michael Huber, DVM, MS, DACVS, Oregon State University

Low Level Laser Therapy and Wound Healing

Lindsey M. Kurach, DVM, Michigan State University

Surgical Management of Dental Disorders in Llamas and Alpacas

Andrew Niehaus, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, The Ohio State University

FARM ANIMAL – Saturday

Bone Grafting in Ruminants-Indications and Techniques

Sabrina Brounts, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Internal Fixation of Fractures in Llamas and Alpacas

Sabrina Brounts, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Management of Urinary Obstruction in Small Ruminants

Sabrina Brounts, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Surgical Technique for Limb Amputation in Ruminants

Andre Desrochers, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Montreal

Rhinostomy and Tracheostomy in Llamas and Alpacas

Michael Huber, DVM, MS, DACVS, Oregon State University

Surgical Management of Disorders of the Sinuses in Cattle

Pierre-Yves Mulon, DVM, DACVS-LA, Hopital Veterinaire Lachute

Surgical Management of Large Appendicular Masses

Pierre-Yves Mulon, DVM, DACVS-LA, Hopital Veterinaire Lachute

Diagnostic and Operative Arthroscopy in Ruminants

Sylvain Nichols, DMV, MS, DACVS-LA, University of Montreal

Upper Respiratory Surgery in Cattle

Sylvain Nichols, DMV, MS, DACVS-LA, University of Montreal

Surgical Management of Scapulohumeral Joint Instability in Llamas and Alpacas

Andrew Niehaus, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, The Ohio State University