Elevate Your Veterinary Surgical Skills with AO VET NA's Blended Course

Are you ready to elevate your veterinary surgical skills and provide better care for your patients? Join us for the AO VET NA Blended Course—Surgical Management of Pelvic Fractures and Periarticular Trauma of the Pelvic Limb (with canine anatomical specimens) from September 17-20, 2024, in vibrant Las Vegas, Nevada.

Why This Course is a Must-Attend

This unique course is designed to provide veterinary surgeons with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in managing pelvic fractures and periarticular trauma in dogs. The course is structured into two Spotlight Series Modules, offering flexibility to attend one or both modules based on your interests and needs.

Module 1: Surgical Management of Pelvic Fractures

Dates: September 17-18, 2024

Gain the expertise needed to diagnose and treat pelvic fractures in dogs. This module emphasizes advanced imaging, diagnostic planning, and hands-on surgical techniques to expose fractures of the ilium, acetabulum, or sacrum. You'll also learn to choose the most appropriate reduction techniques and fixation methods for various scenarios, including complex cases with minimal bone stock or multiple injuries.

Course Chairs:

Karen Lisette Perry, BVMS, CertSAS, DECVS, MSc, FHEA, MRCVS


W. Michael Karlin, DVM, MS, DACVS


Module 2: Periarticular Trauma of the Pelvic Limb


Dates: September 19-20, 2024


Master the diagnosis and management of luxations, articular/periarticular fractures of the pelvic limb, and Achille's tendon injuries. This module builds on skills from AO VET NA's Principles and Advanced Fracture Management courses, focusing on complex fractures of the distal extremity and stifle joint.


Course Chairs:

Kenneth Bruecker, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR 


David Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS


Flexible Registration Options


Choose to attend one or both modules based on your professional needs:

  • Module 1 ONLY: $1,750 (Attending) / $1,500 (Resident)
  • Module 2 ONLY: $1,750 (Attending) / $1,500 (Resident)
  • Modules 1 & 2: $3,000 (Attending) / $2,500 (Residents)


Comprehensive Learning Experience


The 'blended' course format includes mandatory online coursework and learning materials provided prior to the face-to-face event. This ensures you arrive prepared and ready to maximize your hands-on learning experience.



To ensure all participants have the foundational knowledge required, attendees must have completed:


  1. AO VET Principles of Small Animal Fracture Management course
  2. AO VET Advanced Techniques in Small Animal Fracture Management course (highly recommended)


Who Should Attend


This course is tailored for veterinary surgery residents nearing the end of their training, surgeons who have recently completed their residency, and practicing veterinarians with experience in orthopaedics and traumatology.


Continuing Education and Accreditation


Completion of all online material and participation in the face-to-face course is required for Continuing Education (CE) credit.



AO North America, Inc. is a Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) Provider (Number 244).

Activity will be certified for continuing education.

AO North America, Inc. gratefully acknowledges funding for its education activities from the AO Foundation. The AO Foundation receives funding for education from Synthes GmbH.


Don't miss this opportunity to advance your surgical skills and improve patient outcomes. Register now and join us in Las Vegas this September for an unparalleled educational experience!


Register now: https://events.aona.org/event/eventdetailresp/10153