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Advanced Techniques in the Management of Small Animal Spine Disorders

Sunday, January 19, 2020 to Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Oquendo Center

The AOVET NA Advanced Techniques in the Management of Small Animal Spinal Disorders course is designed to help participants apply the AO Principles of anatomic reduction, stable fixation, atraumatic surgical technique and early, pain-free mobilization to small animal spinal surgery. The course will be taught by experienced faculty from both neurological and orthopedic spine surgery disciplines, with additional emphasis on imaging taught by a radiology faculty member. The modular course format will focus on the spine patient as a conceptual case study along with practical laboratory exercises on canine cadavers and plastic bone models. Participants will rotate through each module and laboratory over a two-day period. Topics to be covered include canine cervical and lumbosacral degenerative disease, atlanto-axial disease/trauma, cervical, thoracic and lumbar trauma, and stabilization of all spinal levels. Learn more...

Prerequisite for Attendance: Prior completion of an AOVET Small Animal Basic Principles course is required for non-diplomates or residents. Attendees should be familiar with the approaches to the canine spine and ventral slot/hemi-laminectomy techniques. 

Target Audience: ACVS Diplomates, ACVIM Neurology Diplomates/Small Animal Surgeons with an equivalent degree from other countries, veterinarians who have completed an AO Small Animal Veterinary Basic Principles and Advanced Course.