Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos


Tel.: +41 81 414 21 11
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Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf


Tel.: +41 44 200 24 20
Fax: +41 44 200 24 21




History and Mission

AOVET represents a global network of surgeons, scientists and other relevant groups, highly specialized in the field of veterinary surgery of the musculoskeletal system.  The mission of AOVET is to advance the practice of veterinary surgery to improve patient outcomes. Therefore, AOVET serves to promote experimental and clinical research, education and development in the field of veterinary surgery.

Objectives and Duties

  • Friendly exchange of experiences in the field of trauma and orthopedics, in particular close co-operation with colleagues working in the field of human medicine.
  • Establishment of principles for the operative and non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in animals.
  • The world-wide promotion of, and assistance with, courses and other training based on the principles and practice of the AO methods; for veterinarians, veterinary students and nursing staff.
  • Experimental and clinical research in the entire field of fracture treatment and reconstructive surgery of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Maintenance of accurate case records for the purpose of studying outcome.

In 1984 AO was transformed into a Foundation with the following bodies: → Board of Trustees →  Board of Directors. AOVET is represented at the board of Trustees by the President and either the President-elect or the Past President. In 2007 AOVET was recognized as one of the four Clinical Divisions of the AO Foundation: → AOTraumaAOSpineAOCMFAOVET​

Visit AOVET to learn about AOVET Membership and Education.​​​​