What we do

AO VET's key activities lie in education, community development, research and development, and the AO Technical Commission

AO VET objectives:


  • Friendly exchange of experiences in the field of trauma and orthopedics
  • Establishment of principles for the operative and non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in animals 
  • Establishment of courses and other training worldwide
  • Experimental and clinical research

AO VET key activities



Research and Development

Technical Commission

“What I truly enjoy about AOVET, apart from the technicalities of fracture fixations, is the principles behind the decision making of fracture management. I think that for any successful surgeries, the surgical principles which one abides to are extremely important. I have done about 5 AOVET courses and counting and have learnt a lot over the years. I can't wait to transform these knowledge to practice for better patient outcomes, and to also share this with future generations of budding orthopaedic surgeons.”

Ryan Leong BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)
UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital (The University of Queensland, Australia)

How to get involved

Register for an educational course or event, join the community and share your knowledge as AO VET faculty

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Courses and events

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Membership benefits

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Research grants

Funding opportunities for veterinary research projects