How to get involved

Follow the different stages of the surgeon's journey through AO VET

Become an AO VET Friend

Create your free AO VET account and be the first one to receive important news, updates, and access to selected free educational resources.

Create a free account

As an AO VET friend, you can access the AO VET discussion groups on myAO where you can discuss clinical cases with surgeons around the world, share your expertise or questions, or simply look at interesting cases that might spark your attention.

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Stay up-to-date with AO VET updates and news by following us on social media as well.

Start your AO VET learning journey

Discover AO VET educational programs and acquire the knowledge and practical skills necessary to deliver high-quality care for orthopedic cases in an interactive, peer-to-peer learning environment. Our consecutive courses teach methods—not products—and follow an established curriculum-based approach.

AO VET programs and concepts

Become an AO VET Member

Take your AO VET experience to the next level by becoming an AO VET Member.

Join the community to connect with a core group of individuals in the veterinary field, and unlock exclusive privileges. Take advantage of opportunities such as fellowship and research grant applications, and gain access to educational resources, like scientific journals, AO Surgery Reference modules, educational videos and webinars, and much more.

Discover the complete list of member benefits

AO Community

Become an AO VET Faculty

Share your knowledge with the next generation of surgeons. Become a certified AO VET Faculty and access specialized teaching training that gives you all the skills and tools you need set a better example for your residents.

How to become an AO VET faculty

Become an AO VET Officer

Get involved in AO VET governance and have your say on the future of veterinary surgery teaching across the globe. Experienced AO VET faculty can apply for a governance role when a position is available.

All positions are publicly announced on our website and social media channels.

Current and upcoming elections

AO Trustees

Other ways to get involved

Join myAO groups

If you are a veterinary surgeon interested in continuous learning and connecting with likeminded peers, you can now join the free myAO discussion groups relevant to your field. Experienced surgeons and AO VET faculty are welcome to become a group moderator and highlight their expertise in one of the group discussions.

Contribute to the AO VET Guest Blog

Showcase your work, expertise, and knowledge, and increase your visibility, credibility, and professional connections—all while helping others learn and grow by contributing to the AO VET Guest Blog. Writing a blog post represents an excellent way to demonstrate your unique perspectives and thought leadership.

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Courses and events

Check the list of courses and educational events in your region

Become an AO VET member

Learn more about the AO VET membership program and access the full range of member benefits.

AO VET fellowships

Elevate your surgical skills and benefit of a sponsored AO VET fellowship in one od the designated host centers.