Vet MB, PhD, MRCVS
After initial veterinary training at the University of Cambridge, I pursued a PhD (Cambridge) and then a post-doctoral fellowship (Purdue) in comparative orthopaedics. I moved to SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where I held joint appointments in the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Neuroscience & Physiology, and Laboratory Animal Resources. During my 12 years at Syracuse, I mentored a number of graduate students and orthopedic residents pursuing thesis research. I was recruited to The Ohio State University in March 2008 and directed the Surgical Research Laboratory at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Over my time at OSU, I served as the research mentor for 2 PhD students, 9 veterinary surgical residents and 6 surgical Fellows. I also established a clinical total knee replacement program in the Veterinary Medical Centre. In 2014, I was elected Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the University of Cambridge. My current research, performed in the newly established Surgical Discovery Centre, involves a mixture of preclinical and clinical research in the areas of total joint replacement, spine surgery, image-guided surgery and surgical oncology.
Dr Vet, M Sc, PhD
Associate professor - Small animal surgery - National Veterinary School of Toulouse - France Chairman CES (post-graduate national certificate) Osteo-articular Traumatology and Animal Orthopaedics Chairman GECOV-AFVAC Small Animal Propaedeutics, Semiology and Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System Courses Co-Chairman AOVET Small Animal French Courses Member of the AO Technical Commission : Veterinary Expert Group Vice-president AFVAC : Association Francaise des Vétérinaires pour Animaux de Compagnie (French Association of veterinary specialized in Small Animals) Member of the board of the GECOV-AFVAC (Veterinary Orthopaedic Surgery Study Group)
DMedVet, DScVet, Cert SAO, Dipl. ECVS
Graduated in 1980 from the Faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Liège, Belgium. Research fellow in biomechanics at the University of Pennsylvania (1982-1983), certified in SA orthopaedics in 1986 (RCVS, UK), PhD in Liège in 1988, charter member of ECVS, he became ECVS specialist in 1994, served several years in the ECVS exam committee and 3 years in the Board of ECVS (president elect, president and chair) from 1999 to 2001. Supervisor of an ECVS residency programme in Liège since 1999, he is presently member of the ECVS research committee and of the Board of ESVOT. He is full professor in SA surgery, head of the orthopaedics service at the Veterinary University Clinics and head of the Clinical Sciences Department (sections SA and Equines) at the Faculty of veterinary medicine in Liège. Research-wise, his main fields of investigation are presently bone/ joint mechanics and OA.
Dr Vet, Dipl ECVS
Orthopedic Surgery - Willows Referral Overview AO VET Member CES Orthopédie et Traumatologie VOS Bloomberg Award 2016 Biomedtrix Universal Hip System Certified Competencies Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis: fluoroscopy, MINO, MIPO Arthroscopy Total Hip Replacement (BioMedtrix) Education ECVS Residency Toulouse Vet School - France 2012 - 2015 Assistant in Surgery Toulouse Vet School 2007 - 2009 Internship Toulouse Vet School 2006 - 2007 Basic Vet Studies Alfort Vet School - France 2001 - 2006 Publications Vet Surg 1019 Vet Surg 1019 JAAHA 2018 - JAAHA 2018 - VCOT 2018 ResVetSci 2016 VCOT 2015 VCOT 2010 Leasures Squash, Cooking, ski, piano
Dipl.ACVSMR Dr.med.vet. Priv.-Doz.
Barbara Bockstahler studied veterinary medicine in Vienna, Austria, where she later headed a joint veterinary practice. In addition to her private practice (1996 – 2002), since 1999 she is head of the section for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. In the course of her clinical and scientific career Dr. Bockstahler has held numerous national and international lectures. Dr. Bockstahler was certified as a Specialist for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in 2004 (Austria) and as Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2007. She conducted intensive research on gait analysis in dogs since 2003 and finished her habilitation 2009. She became Diplomate of the American College for Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016. She is founding member and president of the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2017.
DVM, Dipl ECVS
Graduated 1996 in Munich. Internship and Residency in Small Animal Surgery from 1998 to 2002 in Munich. Diplomate in 2004. Since 2002 staff surgeon at the Department of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Leipzig. Head of the surgical service since 2007 and Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery since 2011. Special interests are joint pathologies, arthroscopy and fluoroscopic gait analysis (www.fluokin.de). Member of the Examination Committee of the ECVS since 2011.
DVM, MS, Dipl ACVS
Current Positions: Professor of Surgery - Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Director of Clinical Research Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs College of Veterinary Medicine University of Georgia Honors and Awards: Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, 1995, 2010 Creative Research Medal - University of Georgia Research Foundation, 1996 AVMF-AKC Excellence in Canine Research Award, 1997 Distinguished Postdoctoral Veterinary Alumnus Award, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1998 AVMA - Fido Award, 2004 World Small Animal Veterinary Association - Hill's Pet Mobility Award -2011 Washington State University Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award - 2012 Research Areas: Canine Gait Analysis Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Evidence Based Medicine applications in Orthopedics
Dr Vet, Dipl ECVS
Dr Bureau Stéphane is graduate from Nantes National Veterinary school in 1993. He has done a Surgical Internship with Dr JF Bardet in 1994. After few training courses at Colorado State University (CSU), he has followed an alternate residency program under supervision of Dr Bardet from Paris and Dr Monnet from CSU. He is an ECVS diplomate since 2006. He has also a Surgical Specialized Study degree (DESV) obtained in 2008, a Microsurgery University Degree obtained in 2003. Dr Bureau is involved in the post-graduate formation for many years. He is a full member of the AFVAC since 1998, past-member of the scientific committee of the ECVS annual congress, member of the European VA3 scientific committee. Dr Bureau is working as a Specialist in Surgery for close to 20 years. He has presented more than 250 lectures in National and International congress and he is the author of more than 75 papers published in various journals.
Dr Vet, Dipl ECVS, Dipl ACVS
Julien Cabassu is working as a small animal surgeon in a private practice located in South France since 2012. He is an ACVS and ECVS diplomate. He graduated in 2006 from Maisons-Alfort, in France. After a 3-mont AO fellowship at Texas A&M in 2006, he worked as a research associate at Michigan State University during one year on the development of the iLock, an angle stable interlocking nail, directed by Dr Loïc Déjardin. He completed his 3-year small animal residency at Tufts Univeristy and Angell Animal Hospital in Boston. During his residency he developed specific interests in minimally invasive procedures and traumatology. He then worked one year as a clinical intrsuctor in the university of Montreal before going back to France to work in a private practice. Since he came back to France, Julien has developed MIS procedures such as arthroscopy and orthopedic procedures with or without intraoperative fluroroscopy in his department. He is a current member at the orthopedic board of the SA french veterinary association. Involved in AOVet as an international faculty and chairperson, he is also a frequent lecturer at national and international meetings.
Dr Vet, Dipl ECVS
Thibaut Cachon was graduated from the veterinary school of Lyon (France) in 2002. After an internship, he completed his surgical residency program in the same school. He was board-certified in small animal surgery by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010. Since that time, he joined, as a lecturer, the small animal surgical department of the veterinary school of Lyon (Université de Lyon-VetAgro Sup-Campus vétérinaire de Lyon, France). His main interests are orthopedic and minimal invasive surgery.
Dr Vet, Dipl ECVS
Alexandre Caron graduated from Nantes Veterinary University in 2008. Following an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Maisons-Alfort Veterinary University, he spent a year at Nantes veterinary university as a surgery and anesthesia fellow. In order to discover other ways of practicing, he then decided to move to United Kingdom and discovered specialized practice in Orthopeadics and Neurosurgery with Noel Fitzpatrick and his team near London (Fitzpatrick Referrals Ltd. - Godalming – Surrey). Still around London city, he spent 3 years completing a european residency in small animal surgery (ECVS-approved) under the supervision of Mike Farrell at Fitzpatrick Referrals Ltd. (Orthopaedics and neurosurgery) and Laurent Findji at the VRCC Ltd., a practice specialized in oncology. He passed his ECVS board examinations in February 2015 to gain the title of European specialist in small animal specialist (ECVS Diplomate). Alexandre Caron joined a large veterinary hospital located in Nantes – France, in July 2014 as a senior surgeon. He is in charge of orthopedics and neuro-surgical consultations and surgeries. He particularly enjoys minimally-invasive surgery and more precisely arthroscopy.
MVB, PhD, CertVR, CertSAS, PGCertHE, Dipl ECVS, FHEA, FRCVS, RCVS
Eithne graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UCD, Ireland in 1995. From 1995-2006, Eithne worked at the University of Bristol, where she was awarded her PhD on the pathogenesis of cranial cruciate ligament disease. Since 2006, Eithne has worked at the University of Liverpool becoming Professor of Small Animal Surgery (and Head of Musculoskeletal Biology) in 2014. Her main clinical interests include minimally invasive joint surgery and cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD). Her research interests include small animal joint replacement registries’ and structural changes in human and canine cruciate ligaments with ageing and disease. Otherwise, she keeps herself busy with ten-year-old twins, learning the front crawl and the piano and singing in a band.
DVM, MS, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ECVS
Dr. Déjardin graduated from Toulouse Veterinary School, completed his Surgical Residency and Master of Science at Michigan State University and then worked with SP Arnoczky in research. Currently, Dr. Déjardin is Professor and head of Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery at MSU. Dr. Déjardin authored ~80 research proposals ($ 5.4M), six inventions and a patent on a new interlocking nail. He received several prestigious awards in both veterinary and human medicine as well as in engineering, including the O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award (AOSSM), the Zandman Award (Soc. Exp. Mechanics), Distinguished Postdoctoral Veterinary Alumnus Award (MSU) and the Pfizer-Zoetis Award for Excellence in Research. His publications include >150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and abstracts, ~300 proceedings, 20 book chapters and ~450 presentations in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. As an AO International Faculty and Trustee committed to continuing education worldwide, Dr. Dejardin regularly speaks at national and international meetings and courses and is the chair of the AO Master Course on Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis. His clinical interests include comparative orthopaedic and traumatology, minimally invasive osteosynthesis, elastic plate osteosynthesis, revision surgery, robotics and navigation as well as total joint replacement. His current research activity focuses on biomechanics, implant and instrument design, total joint replacement (elbow, hip, knee, ankle), as well as robotics and navigation.
DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Endowed Professor of Surgery
Dr. Conzemius received his DVM and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Iowa State University. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and Iowa State University and is currently an Endowed Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota.
DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVS
Derek B. Fox specializes in small animal orthopedic surgery with special interests in limb deformity correction, as well as canine sports medicine. A graduate of Indiana University, he received his veterinary training from Michigan State University. His surgical residency was completed at the University of Missouri, along with a PhD in pathobiology.
Fox is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a member of both the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the AO. He lectures nationally and internationally on advanced surgical techniques in the area of canine limb deformity correction. When not working, he enjoys cycling, running and hiking with his border collie, Oliver.
VMD, MS, Dipl ACVS
Center for Healthy Aging at CSU and a Full Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences. She holds the Ross M Wilkins MD Limb Preservation Foundation University Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Biology and Oncology and is the Director of the Laboratory of Comparative Musculoskeletal Oncology and Traumatology. Her research focus is in comparative medicine and she has been actively involved in tissue regeneration research, mesenchymal stem cell biology, and sarcoma research for the last twenty years. She has been a keynote speaker at various venues for translational research, both nationally and internationally. She holds joint faculty positions in the School of Biomedical Engineering, the Cell and Molecular Biology program, the Gates Regenerative Medicine Center at the University of Colorado and The University of Colorado Cancer Center. She has held several prestigious positions in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Society for Surgical Oncology (President, and Veterinary Orthopedic Society (President). She has authored over 90 publications in the human and veterinary literature. In her free time she loves to travel, ski, backpack, hike and drink good wine with friends.
Prof, Dr., Dipl. ECVS
1987-1991: Study at Ecole Nationale Veterinaire Toulouse 1991-1998: Doctoral student and Assistant in Surgery/Neurosurgery at the small animal surgery department of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich 1999-2005: Deputy in Neurosurgery at the small animal clinic of the Free University Berlin 2005-2018 : Associate professor in neurosurgery at the small animal clinic of the Tierspital Berne Since 2018: Fullprofessor for small animal surgery/neurosurgery Since 2019: Head of small animal clinic Multiple publications and presentations in neurosurgery Main research topics: thoracolumbar disc disease, spinal trauma, atlantoaxial instability
DVM, Dipl ESV-C, Dipl ECVS
Dr. Jean-Guillaume Grand obtained his DVM degree from the University of Liege (Bel) in 2004 where he also completed a general internship. Jean-Guillaume then rejoined National Veterinary School of Nantes (Fr) as a surgical fellow for two years. He completed a three-year residency program at the Clinique vétérinaire Alliance in Bordeaux (Fr). Following his residency, Jean-Guillaume worked for one year as a clinical instructor in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery at the University College Dublin Veterinary Hospital (Ir). He was then recruited to run a new orthopedic surgery facility for VSUK (UK) before going back to France. In 2015, he joined the Aquivet Veterinary Surgical Specialists Center (Fr). This center is establishing as one of the prime location for advanced orthopedics surgery and includes a comprehensive total hip replacement center, and a tertiary referral service for revisions cases. Dr. Grand’ s major interest is orthopedic trauma, minimally invasive orthopedic surgery and arthroscopy. He is a current member at the french small animal veterinary orthopedic association (GECOV/AFVAC) and is an ESVOT Faculty for arthroscopy courses.
Med Vet, Dipl ECVPH
Luca received his DVM from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pisa (Italy) in 1994. He developed his career as a microbiologist in Denmark, where he completed his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in 2000 and became Professor at the University of Copenhagen in 2012. Since 2005, he is de facto Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH). He joined the Royal Veterinary College in December 2018 and continues to work half-time for the University of Copenhagen as Professor on One Health Antimicrobial Resistance. Among his honorary offices, Luca is the chair of the Therapeutic Guidelines Group in the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA, https://www.wsava.org/Committees/Therapeutics-Guideline-Group) and the Science Officer of the Veterinary Microbiology Group in the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID, www.escmid.org/research_projects/study_groups/veterinary_microbiology/).
DVM, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ECVS
Dr. Laurent Guiot obtained his DVM degree from the University of Liege (Bel) in 2004 where he also completed a general internship. Laurent then worked for one year in Paris where he was in charge of the general surgery program. He rejoined academia in 2006 as an international surgical fellow at Michigan State University where he also completed a three-year residency program with a focus in minimally invasive osteosynthesis under Dr. Dejardin’ s mentorship. Following his residency, Laurent became an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at MSU. He was then recruited to lead the creation of a new orthopedic surgery facility for the Ohio State University in Dublin, Ohio. In 2016, he created the Bone & Joint Center at ACCESS in Los Angeles with Dr. Reunan Guillou. This center is establishing itself as one of the prime location for advanced orthopedics and includes a comprehensive total joint replacement center, a strong minimally invasive orthopedic surgery program, and a tertiary referral service for revision cases. Dr. Guiot’s major interest is orthopedic trauma and minimally invasive orthopedic surgery. He is committed to the improvement of patient care through the development of surgical techniques, instrumentation, and implants used for the treatment of orthopedic patients.
Dr Vet, Dipl AVDC, Dipl EVDC
Philippe HENNET, Docteur Vétérinaire, DipAVDC, DipEVDC, EBVS® European veterinary Specialist in Dentistry After graduation from the Toulouse Veterinary School, he completed an internship prior to work in small animal private practice. He enrolled a residency programme in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in 1993 and a Diplomate of the European Veterinary Dental College in 1996. He is a co-founder of the French Veterinary Dental Group (GEROS/AFVAC), of the European Veterinary Dental Society (EVDS) and of the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC). He has been a part-time lecturer and clinical assistant in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery in the veterinary school in Lyon and in Paris until 2005. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters both in English and French. He is the author of two textbooks in French on dentistry, oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery. His current topics of interest are maxillofacial surgery and feline stomatitis. He is currently chief of dentistry and oromaxillofacial surgery at ADVETIA specialists referral Hospital (www.advetia.fr) in the vicinity of Paris.
1994-2000 veterinary medicine at the Justus Liebig Uni. Giessen, Germany, graduate 10/2000. 2001-2003 surgeon at vet. hospital AA- Vet, Prague 2003 founding referral clinic Animal Clinic, Prague. Since then head surgeon of the clinic (orthopedic and oncologic surgery). Publications: over 60 scientific papers mostly Czech vet journals, 2007 coauthor of the herpetological monography “Boa constrictor” Hes, Duda et al, Herpetonverlag. 2011 Herpetomedical textbook: “Medical Care of Turtles and Tortoises” Hnízdo, Pantchev (eds), Chimaira Verl. Ffm. Since 2006 frequent speaker on national and international congresses in Czech Republic, Slovakia (KVL, SAVLMZ, CAVLMZ) and international meetings (ESVOT workshops / Intrauma symposium / DVG / ARAV congress, WSAVA seminaries, USAWA etc). Main interest in canine stifle biomechanics and surgery, angular deformity correction, arthroscopy, reptile medicine. Jan Hnízdo Animal Clinic Cistovická 44 CZ- 16300 Prague 6 email@example.com www.animalclinic.cz
BVSc, PhD, CertVR, DSAS (Orth), MRCVS
John is ESVOT President 2014-2016. Born in London, John graduated in veterinary science from University of Liverpool. He was then at the Bristol Veterinary School for 10 years where he completed his postgraduate surgery training and a PhD in canine osteoarthritis at Bristol Medical School, becoming a recognised specialist of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001. At the age of 33, he was appointed Professor of Small Animal Surgery at University of Liverpool where he led the development of one of Europe’s largest veterinary hospitals. John has published 80 papers, several textbook chapters, and won research grants in excess of €4 million. In 2005, he was awarded the BSAVA’s Simon Award for contributions to veterinary surgery. He has lectured in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. He was co-founder of ‘Veterinary Tissue Bank’, Europe’s only tissue transplant provider and ‘Fusion Implants’, a University of Liverpool spin-out company manufacturing veterinary orthopaedic implants using selective laser melting. In 2013, John joined CVS Vets, the UK’s largest corporate veterinary practice, as Referrals Director to develop the company’s specialist services across the UK. John is based at ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists, Chester, UK.
DVM, Dipl ECVS
2006-2020 Founder and partner at the Veterinary Referral Hospital Occitanie (Toulouse, France) 2002 Passed ECVS examination 1998-2001 Residency in Small Animal Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Referral Hospital Fregis (Arcueil, France) 1994-1996 Surgical internship at the National Veterinary School of Toulouse
DVM, MAS, Dipl ACVS
Dr. Kapatkin did her internship and small animal surgery residency and worked as a staff veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City. Dr. Kapatkin then had a clinical faculty appointment at The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine for 8 years in small animal orthopedic surgery. She then became a tenured small animal faculty orthopedic surgeon at the University of California- Davis (UCD) in 2004. During that time she obtained her MAS in clinical research at UCD.
Dr. Kapatkin is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). She was on the Board of Regents for ACVS in the past and now represents the ACVS college at the American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Veterinary Specialties. Dr. Kapatkin is an AO North American faculty member since 2007 and she teaches and was Chair of the AOVET North America Education Committee. She is also the AOVET small animal surgical reference editor- in- chief. Dr. Kapatkin is the President elect of AO North America.
Dr. Kapatkin is actively engaged in student and resident training and clinical research. Her husband is a Veterinary Toxicologist at UCD and she has two college aged daughters.
DVM, Dipl ECVS
Education 05/2003 – 07/2007 Thesis (Dr med vet) at the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen/Germany 02/2003 Graduated in veterinary medicine at the university of Giessen/Germany 10/1997 – 02/2003 Studies of veterinary medicine at University of Giessen Professional activities 01/2020 - now Tierklinik Aarau West, Switzerland 07/2011 - 12/2019 Senior clinician – Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich, Switzerland 12.02.2012 Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (Dipl. ECVS) 10/2007 – 07/2011 Residency small animal surgery Clinic for Small Animal Surgery, Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 08/2007 – 09/2007 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA 10/2006-07/2007 Surgical Clinic for small animals, Veterinary University of Vienna, Austria 10/2005-09/2006 Rotating Internship, Veterinary University of Vienna, Austria 02/2005-10/2005 several private small animal clinics in Germany Membership European College of Veterinary Surgeons AO Vet AVO (German Orthopedic Society) VOS
Michael P. Kowaleski
DVM, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ECVS
Michael P. Kowaleski, DVM, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ECVS, USA Dr. Kowaleski earned his DVM degree at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After several years in general practice, he completed his residency training in small animal surgery at Tufts University in a joint program with the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in 2002. He earned board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003 and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010. He was an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery at The Ohio State University from August 2002-August 2007 at which time he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. His areas of clinical and research interest include arthroscopy, enhancement of fracture healing, external skeletal fixation, fracture repair and orthopedic implants, total joint replacement, clinical and radiological assessment of limb alignment, osteoarthritis, peri-operative and chronic pain management, and the role of osteotomy in the management of joint disease.
DVM, Dipl ACVS
Otto I. Lanz is Professor and Section Chief of Small Animal Surgery at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Degree of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University and did a small animal rotating internship at Michigan State University. He then went on to complete a small animal surgery residency at the University of Florida and became board certified in small animal surgery. He has been active in the area of orthopedics, primarily in cranial cruciate ligament disease and total hip replacement. His current research involves optimizing the common tangent method for determining the amount of rotation necessary in TPLO surgery and the use of the Cupless hip replacement for the surgical management of hip dysplasia in dogs. Other areas of interests include traumatology and free tissue transfer of muscle and skin. He has been instrumental in the mentorship and training of over 20 residents. In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing and outdoor activities.
DVM, Diplomate Emeritus ACVS
William D Liska, DVM, Diplomate Emeritus, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Global Veterinary Specialists PLLC William Liska received his DVM from Iowa State University in 1973 and completed an Internship and Surgery Residency at The Animal Medical Center in New York in 1976. He has been a referral surgeon in Houston, Texas, USA, since 1976. He is Board Certified Emeritus by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. His practice is limited exclusively to joint replacement surgery. In 2014, he founded Global Veterinary Specialists. Liska maintains an ongoing consecutive case registry of over 2100 dogs and cats that have received joint replacements and has numerous journal and textbook chapter publications. Dr. Liska’s awards include the 1999 Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year and 2009 Veterinary Specialist of the Year from the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the 2009 Practitioner Research Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Stange Award for Meritorious Service from Iowa State University for outstanding professional achievements in practice and professional endeavors. He is an Honor Roll member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and an Honorary ESVOT member.
Denis J. Marcellin-Little
DVM, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ECVS
Dr. Marcellin-Little is a French-born veterinarian, board certified in surgery and in sports medicine / rehabilitation. He has been professor of veterinary orthopedic surgery since 2010. He joined the school of veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) in 2017. His clinical interests include the management of limb deformities and total joint replacement. He started 3D printing in 2002 years ago and has mentored approximately 20 engineering graduate students involved in modeling and 3D printing research. He is expanding medical 3D printing at UC Davis. Dr. Marcellin-Little has written approximately 120 research articles. His research is visible at https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=xualJzEAAAAJ
PT, MT, CCRT
Ellen Martens received her master’s degree in physical therapy in Belgium in 2002. She worked with human patients for seven years while she trained in manual therapy, animal physiotherapy (the Netherlands) and animal osteopathy. Ellen worked with both humans and dogs and horses since 2003 until she founded Het Waterhof Animal Rehabilitation Center in 2009. Since then she has worked full-time with animals. Ellen is the founder and president of the Belgian Association for Certified Animal Physical Therapy and has been the physical therapist for the Belgian agility team since 2008. She teaches canine and equine rehabilitation at the University of Ghent and lectures nationally and internationally. Ellen completed her certification at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (USA) in 2009. She is an instructor for CRI in The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.
DVM, MS, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ACVSMR
Dr. Martinez is a graduate of the University of California at Davis, where he obtained his Master of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. He was a small animal medicine and surgery intern at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He also completed a small animal surgery residency at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Martinez is a Diplomate of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is an Associate Professor of Small Animal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Washington State University. Dr. Martinez has a clinical interest in osteoarthritis management that centers on arthroscopic- assisted chondroplasty, total joint replacement, muscle strain and rehabilitation of sporting and working dogs, and musculoskeletal traumatology. His research focus has been select modalities used for the clinical management of osteoarthritis (arthroscopy, nutraceuticals, NSAIDs, analgesics), tendinopathies, non-invasive lameness models, and gait analysis with a special interest in surface electromyography in dogs.
DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVS
Education & Career Veterinary Medicine (1980-1986, University of Ghent, Belgium) Internship and residency Small Animal Surgery (1986-1991, Utrecht, NL) RNVA Veterinary Specialization, Small Animal Surgery, (1991, Utrecht, NL) European College of Veterinary Surgeons (1993, Cambridge, UK) PhD cum laude (Utrecht University, NL, 1997) Fellowship Neurosurgery (1999-2000, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA) 2008, Utrecht, NL: Associate Professor, Orthopedics & Neurosurgery 2014, Utrecht, NL: Professor and Head of Small Animal Surgery PhD Thesis: Transsphenoidal hypophysectomy for treatment of pituitary–dependent hyperadrenocorticism in dogs. 30.10.1997, Utrecht. Cum laude. Specialization: Orthopedics and Neurosurgery Research focus Pathobiology and early interventional treatment of intervertebral disc degeneration in the dog. Pathobiology, oncogenesis and surgery of pituitary adenomas in the dog and cat.
DVM, Dipl ECVS
Education Vet school 2000-2006, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation 2007 Promotion Dr. med. Vet. (Thesis) Rotating Internship November 2007-2008, Small Animal Clinic, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation National Specialization 2008-2012 Staff Surgeon Small Animal Clinic, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation Since 2012 Fachtierarzt (National Specialist) for Small Animal Medicine July 2012- November 2018 Clinic for Small Animal Surgery and Reproduction, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich 2018 Fachtierarzt (National Specialist) Small Animal Surgery International Specialisation ECVS Residency 2014-2018, Clinic for Small Animal Surgery and Reproduction, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich Since 2018 Diplomate ECVS Since January 2019 Head of Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery, Clinic for Small Animal Surgery, University of Zürich May 2019 Habilitation Small Animal Surgery Research Focus Wound Healing and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Management of MDR Infections Surgical Oncology
Dr Med Vet, Dipl ECVDI
Founder & partner in VetRad - a Telemedicine, Education and Consulting company in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging www.vetrad.de. Board Member of the German Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Council (GRSK). Since 2013. Head of Department of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, VetSchool, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany. Main focuses of Scientific Research: • Musculoskeletal Imaging • Cinematic Analysis of Locomotion and Spinal Motion in Dogs • Achondroplasia and Chondrodystrophy and their impact on axial skeleton deformities • Ethiopathogenesis of hydrocephalus internus.
DVM, Dipl ACVS
Dr. Palmer’s research is directed toward disease/injury of the canine/human knee, cartilage repair and bone healing. He has mentored numerous recipients of the Best Clinical Research Award and Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Award from the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. He has research collaborations with Harvard Childrens’ Hospital, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the University of Colorado, the University of Kansas as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) and numerous human and veterinary corporations. He is a board member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, the North American Veterinary Conference and the Veterinary Surgery Journal. He has been an invited speaker at conferences throughout the US, Europe, South America, Africa, Russia and China. He is the founder of the Complete Course on External Skeletal Fixation now in its 20th year of educating veterinarians from around the world.
Med Vet, PhD, Prof. Ord. Università di Torino
DVM, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Pelosi was born and raised in Italy. She attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Universita’ di Pisa and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Erasmus program) and earned her DVM degree. Upon moving to the US in 2001, she has obtained the ECFVG certification. Dr. Pelosi completed a small animal rotating internship at Tufts University. She has continued her education with a surgery and cardiology residency at Michigan State University (MSU) where she remained as a professor in cardiology until 2016. She is boarded in both surgery and cardiology. Dr. Pelosi also created and directed the MSU–Open Heart Team. In South Florida, she has founded the Veterinary Heart Institute. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota–Department of Surgery. She has authored several publications and book chapters. Her primary focus is cardiac and cardiovascular surgery. She has taught veterinary students, interns and residents for over 15 years, she has contributed to research advancement in cardiac surgery and has being actively involved in several leadership positions. Outside of work, she is a certified yoga teacher, she enjoys spending time with her kids and friends, traveling, cooking, and learning languages.
Karen L. Perry
BVM&S, CERTSAS, MSc Vet Ed, MRCVS
Karen Perry graduated from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2005. Following a short period in mixed practice, she completed an internship in small animal orthopedics and neurosurgery at Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey prior to undertaking a residency in small animal surgery back at the R(D)SVS. Following completion of this in 2010 and achievement of ECVS status in 2011, she joined the Royal Veterinary College, London as a lecturer in small animal orthopedics. Following four years there she moved to Michigan State University where she is currently an Assistant Professor in Small Animal Orthopedics. She has published widely in the veterinary literature with her main research interests being feline orthopaedics, traumatology and the correction of limb deformities associated with medial patellar luxation.
Med Vet, Spec. in Chirurgia Vet., MRCVS
Alessandro graduated from the Turin University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He completed his surgical training in the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Parma in 1993 gaining the diploma of Specialist in Veterinary Surgery. In 1994 he spent an externship at the Canine Sport Medicine Center of the University of Florida and at the Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Miami. Head Surgeon of Surgical Referral and Canine Sport Medicine Center of San Benedetto Veterinary Hospital, Forli, Italy. Mostly dedicated to Sport Medicine, traumatology, orthopedics and spinal. Alessandro is particularly active with AOVET. Member of the AO Veterinary Expert Group from 2004 to 2010, International Chair of the Community Development Commission from 2009 to 2015. Alessandro has been elected as Trustee of the AO Foundation in 2011. Presently Alessandro is International Chair of the AOVET Education Commission since 2015 on his second mandate. Initiator and teacher of the Canine Sport Medicine Post Graduate Certificate at the University College of Dublin (UCD). Scientific Director and Co Founder of TRAKR, a continuing education provider in Canine Sport Medicine. Author of several chapter in 7 orthopedic books and Textbooks, Co Author in several scientific papers.
DVM, MS, Dipl ACVS
DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ECVS
Guillaume Ragetly is the head of the orthopedic department at the Hospital Frégis in Paris, the biggest multispecialist practice in France. He was previously a small animal surgery Faculty at the University of Illinois where he first completed a surgical residency and did a PhD in cartilage tissue engineering. He is exclusively practicing orthopedic surgeries and is highly involved with hip replacement, arthroscopies and traumatology. His clinical interests include joint surgery, minimally invasive orthopedic surgery and clinical applications of biomaterials.
DVM, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ECVS
Born and raised in Germany, Ulli Reif graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine of Turin, Italy in 1995. From 1996 to 1998 he obtained a Clinical Fellowship in small animal surgery at the Michigan State University, a Surgical Internship at the University of Zürich, and an AO International Fellowship at the Texas A&M University. He started his Residency in Small Animal Surgery at the Michigan State University in 1999 and stayed on faculty as an Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery. In 2003 he moved back to Germany where he is now running his own referral clinic in small animal surgery. In addition to national organizations he is actively involved in the AO as a faculty member and course director. He has served on the ECVS Examination Committee, the AOVET Educational Committee and was part of the Board of Regents of the ECVS
Dipl. Tzt., Dr. med. vet., Dipl. AVDC, Dipl. EVDC
Dr. Alexander Reiter graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria in 1996. He completed a dentistry and oral surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) in Philadelphia in 2000 and became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC) in 2001. Dr. Reiter is Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at Penn Vet’s small animal hospital. He also is a Founding Fellow, AVDC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS). His clinical and research interests include dental, periodontal, oral and maxillofacial disease epidemiology, advanced periodontal surgery, bone grafting procedures, oral and maxillofacial surgery (trauma and oncology), palate surgery and palatal prosthetics, maxillofacial reconstruction, microsurgery (free microvascular tissue transfer), oral manifestation of systemic disease, and systemic manifestation of oral disease.
DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVS
Dr. W. Brian Saunders received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University and completed a rotating internship at the University of Tennessee. He then returned to Texas A&M to complete a PhD in vascular biology. He subsequently completed a small animal surgery residency at Texas A&M. Dr. Saunders is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is also an ACVS founding fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is currently an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Texas A&M University. He is the director of the Canine Comparative Orthopedics and Cellular Therapeutics Lab and holds the Linda and Dennis H. Clark ’68 Chair in Clinical Research. Dr. Saunders’ translational research interests focus on the use of mesenchymal stem cells and tissue engineering constructs to treat challenging bone and cartilage injuries. Dr. Saunders’ clinical interests include arthroscopic joint surgery, minimally invasive fracture repair, the role of limb alignment in the diagnosis and treatment or orthopedic disease, and joint replacement.
DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVSMR
Med Vet, Dipl ECVS
Vet School 2010 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation; Hannover, Germany Thesis Section of Anesthesia, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation; Hannover, Germany Title 2016 Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgery (ECVS) Working Experience 2010 – 2011 Small Animal Rotating Internship, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation; Hannover, Germany 2011 – 2014 Residency (ECVS), Small Animal Clinic, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich, CH 2013 Externship, Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine; Section of Diagnostic Imaging. LA, USA 2014 Externship, Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary, Medicine; Section of Small Animal Surgery, NL 2014 – 2015 Faculty, Small Animal Clinic, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich, CH 2016 – 2020 Senior Consultant, Small Animal Clinic, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich, CH 2019 Senior Consultant, Small Animal Clinic of Posthausen, Posthausen, Germany
DVM, Dipl ECVS
Eva Schnabl-Feichter studied Veterinary Medicine at the Veterinary University in Vienna and qualified in 2002. After her studies she worked in private practice in England for one year. During her stay in England she finished her doctoral thesis about Tibial plateau angle measurements in Cats. In 2003 Eva started an internship and completed a residency in small animal surgery under the supervision of Ulrike Matis and Roberto Köstlin at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich/Germany. In 2010 she became a Diplomate ECVS and worked between 2010 and 2013 with Günter Schwarz at the Tierklinik Hollabrunn as senior surgeon. In 2013 she returned to the Veterinary University in Vienna/Austria to be team leader in small animal orthopaedics and traumatology. Additionally she started in 2020 to do research about bio-resorbable implants at the medical university hospital. Eva is part of the faculty of the AO and member of VOS and ESVOT. She is lecturer for ESAVS and Improve international. Her research interest focuses on traumatology, cranial cruciate disease and feline orthopaedics.
Med Vet, PhD, Dipl ECVDI, GPCert(Cardio)
DVM, Dipl ACVS
Dr. Kurt Schulz served for nine years as an Associate Professor of small animal surgery at the University of California, Davis, CA. He was Chief of Surgery at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for four years and the head of small animal orthopedic research.
He is a graduate of Cornell University and completed his residency at Virginia Tech. Dr. Schulz is a co-author of Small Animal Surgery, Small Animal Arthroscopy, and The Pet Lovers Guide to Joint Disease and Osteoarthritis and has published 65 peer reviewed scientific articles. He has also served on the veterinary faculty of Texas A&M University and was a veterinarian in the United States Peace Corps serving in the mountains and desert of Morocco. Dr. Schulz has served on the examination committee for the ACVS and is an international speaker on small animal surgery. He lead an international program focused on Outcomes Measures and Evidence Based Medicine in small animal orthopedics. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife and their two sons.
Janet Van Dyke
DVM, Dipl ACVSMR, CCRT, CEO
Janet Van Dyke is a 1981 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her internship and surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1984. Practicing orthopedics and sports medicine, Dr. Van Dyke saw many canine patients that could benefit from rehabilitation therapy. In 2002, she founded Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. to train and certify veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians in canine rehabilitation. Dr. Van Dyke lectures nationally and internationally and consults regularly with state veterinary and physical therapy boards on legislature issues related to veterinary rehabilitation. A long-time board member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS), Dr. Van Dyke is currently serving as president. She has been the chair of the Residency and Credentials Committee and served on the Public Relations committee for the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is past president of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV). Dr. Van Dyke was named an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
DVM, Dipl ECVS
Rico Vannini, Dr.med.vet. Dipl. ECVS Rico graduated 1981 from the University of Zürich. 1987 he completed his surgical residency at the Ohio State University. For nine years he was faculty surgeon and lecturer at the University of Zürich. 1994 he became Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. 1996 he started Bessy’s small animal clinic, one of the largest privat clinics in Switzerland. He was actively involved for many years in ESVOT and EOVET. He was also president of both organizations. He maintains an active interest in continuing education among others being international speaker and chairmen of the renown AOVET courses in Davos. His hobbies are agility, scuba diving and cooking.
Bernadette Van Ryssen
PhD, Prof Med Vet
Bernadette Van Ryssen graduated at the Ghent University, Belgium, in 1988. After a two year internship, she received a research grant of the Flemish Institution of Science and Technology (IWT). She finished her PhD on 'Arthroscopy for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteochondrosis in the Dog', at Ghent University in 1996. In 2000 she became associated professor in Small Animal Orthopedics and since then she is the head of that Department. From 2012-2014 she was President of the European Society for Veterinary Orthopedics and Traumatology. Her special interests are arthroscopy and arthrology in small animals.
DVM, MSc, PhD, DES, Dipl ECVS
Currently A/Professor and head of the Camden Equine Centre at the School of Veterinary Science in Sydney Denis Verwilghen started as an equine vet in private practice after graduation from Ghent University in 2003. With the desire to improve his skills, Denis went back to academia to become resident in equine surgery at the University of Liege. In 2010 he successfully passed the exam of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Denis then defended his PhD about clinical impact of developmental orthopaedic diseases in horses. After spending some time as Head of the Equine Surgery Department in Uppsala University, Denis took up a position of A/Professor at Copenhagen University. In 2017 Denis ran his own private consultancy business EquineSpecialists offering peripatetic surgical services and biosecurity consulting. Denis has a special interest in head disorders, dentistry and biosecurity in veterinary medicine with emphasis on surgical principles and hand hygiene. Denis has a broad range of publications with a particular focus in asepsis research, biomarkers and dentistry. Denis is author of over 50 international peer reviewed scientific publications, of 5 book chapters in surgery related books and has presented over 100 presentations at national and international congresses.
Dr Med Vet, BVSc (Hons), MmedVet, Dipl AVDC, Dipl ECVS, Dipl EVDC
Frank Verstraete graduated as a veterinarian at the University of Gent (Belgium) in 1980. He pursued his graduate studies at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) where he completed a residency in small animal surgery and became board-certified in surgery in 1985. At Pretoria University he joined the faculty, started a Dental Clinic in 1982, and in 1988 he was appointed Head of the Small Animal Surgery Section. In 1987, when the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry was founded in the USA, Professor Verstraete was the only non-North American Charter Fellow. He is also a Charter Diplomate of the European Veterinary Dental College, as well as a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Since the end of 1994, Professor Verstraete is affiliated with the University of California at Davis, where he currently is Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, and Chief of the Dentistry & Oral Surgery Service. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Orofacial Sciences, Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, at the School of Dentistry of the University of California, San Francisco. His main research interests are comparative oral pathology and radiology.
Med Vet, S.C.M.P.A., Dipl ECVS
Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1975, University of Milan, specialisation degree in Small Animal Medicine (S.C.M.P.A.) in 1978, University of Milan. Board Certified by the European College of Veterinary Surgeon in 1993 in Cambridge. In 1976 founded his veterinary practice in Cremona where he is working as a referral specialist in orthopaedics. President of SCIVAC in 1989-1991, Secretary of ESVOT from 1993 and President from 2006 to 2008. President of SIOVET from 2007. Member of the Technical Commission of the Italian Kennel Club since 2000. President of Fondazione Salute Animale (FSA) and Chairman of the FSA Panel for Canine Hip and Elbow Displasia Official Control since 1995. Speaker in several national and international meetings and Author on orthopaedics, radiology, surgery and dentistry.
Med Vet, Dipl ECVS, GPCert (SAOS)
Graduated on September 27th, 2005 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Parma, with a graduation thesis on cementless total hip replacement in the dog. Since the same year he started working at Clinica Veterinaria Vezzoni in Cremona mainly dealing with surgery, orthopedics and diagnostic imaging. In 2008 he spent a period of updating at Tufts University in Massachusetts following the work of Dr. Michael Kowaleski. In 2019 he became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons after completing a residency program under the supervision of Dr. Aldo Vezzoni for orthopedic surgery and Dr. Giorgio Romanelli for soft tissue surgery. Member of SIOVET, SCVI, SCIVAC ESVOT and AO Vet. Since 2008 he has been author of several lectures at national and international conferences.
Kerstin Von Pückler
Dr Med Vet, Dipl ECVDI
Since 2014 CEO Vet Rad Partner Teleradiology Service 2013-2017 Head of Diagnostic Imaging Justus Liebig University Gießen Since 2013 Diplomate European College of Veterinary Radiology Since 2013 Geman nat. cert. Veterinary Radiology Since 2011 Certified scrutineer hip and elbow dysplasia 2009-2013 Residency in Gießen with destinations Berne, Cambridge, Ghent, Zurich Research topics: Stem cell labeling, functional MRI, orthopedic MRI and Ultrasound Diagnostic Imaging in Elbow Dysplasia More than 150 national and international presentations
BVSc, DSAS(Orth), MRCVS
Ben is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedics. He has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals and authored several continuing education articles. He lectures regularly to vets regionally and internationally. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the School of Engineering, University of Liverpool and is the clinical supervisor of several engineering post-graduate students working on medical device development. Ben is the Clinical Research and Development Director of Fusion Implants, a veterinary orthopaedic implant developer and manufacturer specialising in 3D-printed titanium technology. Ben is happy to accept referrals in all aspects of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal disease, including spinal cord injury and disease. His particular interests are fracture management and total joint replacement, especially of the hip and stifle.
Dr Med Vet, Dipl ECVS, Dipl ACVSMR, CCRT (Phisiotherapie)
Philipp Winkels did his residency ECVS at the University of Leipzig. He is double boarded in ECVS and ACVSMR, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and he is consultant for companies in the veterinary field. In 2016 Philipp founded VETACARE, a pure referral specialist centre in Erftstadt, Germany. Beside sports medicine and rehabilitation his main interest is in orthopedic, neuro and minimally invasive surgery.