Principles of Fracture Repair for Veterinarians – January 23-25, 2022


This course is sold out! Please email Geri Baker at [email protected] to placed on a waitlist for January or register for our Principles of Fracture Repair June 11-13 here.

Early Bird Special: Register by 11/23/21 and save $200

RACE Approved: 22.75 hours

Course Description

We get it … not all clients are willing or able to accept a referral for fracture repair, but …

  • Are you tired of amputating limbs that you think you could learn to repair?
  • Do you have difficulty approaching or reducing long bone fractures?
  • Are you interested in learning simple techniques designed for the general practitioner to stabilize the most common fractures seen in dogs and cats?

This hands-on CE training is the one for you!  We will use a combination of easy-to- understand didactic lectures and extensive, practical hands-on lab training with plastic bone models and cadavers to teach you reliable techniques for stabilizing simple and comminuted long bone fractures. Postoperative radiographs will be made to evaluate and discuss your repair technique with our helpful and supportive orthopedic experts.  New implant designs and practical tips from our teaching faculty will make your fracture management simpler and more affordable than ever!   Identification and management of postoperative complications will be discussed along with preventative strategies.

You’ll return to your practice willing and able to save the limbs and the lives of your patients for whom referral to a specialist simply isn’t an option.

Veterinary technicians may register here.

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Don Hulse

Dr. Don Hulse

Dr. Don Hulse graduated from Texas A&M in 1970 and completed his surgical training at Kansas State University in 1973. Commencing in 1970 and continuing until his appointment as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Texas A&M University in 1984, Dr.Hulse served as a clinician in general practice and as a Staff Surgeon at Louisiana State University and Oklahoma State University. Hulse successfully fulfilled the requirements for admission into the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1977. He is a recognized leader in veterinary orthopedics and is frequently an invited speaker at National and International Veterinary conferences. Hulse has developed techniques commonly used for treatment of bone and joint disorders in dogs and is a co-author of Small Animal Arthroscopy. Hulse’s clinical research interests focus on minimally invasive surgery for joint disorders and for fracture treatment.

Dr. Kayla Corriveau, DVM

Dr. Kayla Corriveau is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Originally from Southern California, she received her DVM from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in 2011. She continued her training with rotating and surgical specialty internships at California Veterinary Specialists, the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Corriveau later completed a small animal surgical residency at Texas A&M University. In September 2017, she joined and has continued to be part of the Auburn University team as an assistant professor of small animal orthopedics. Her research interests include minimally invasive fracture repair, canine elbow dysplasia, physical rehabilitation, joint arthroscopy, and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Ross Palmer, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Palmer, a native of Kansas, received his BS and DVM degrees from Kansas State University. He completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He received his small animal surgical residency training and an MS degree (Physiology) from the University of Georgia. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. His veterinary career has spanned both academics (Texas A&M and Colorado State University) and private specialty practice (Silicon Valley/Monterey Bay region of California) as a staff surgeon and as a practice owner. Ross’ personal passions include international travel, cycling, and relaxing with his family in their family’s “off the grid” island cabin in remote northwestern Ontario, Canada.

Ross is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Colorado State University. He has been an invited speaker at conferences throughout the US, Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa, Russia and Asia. He was named VMX Speaker of the Year in 2019. He is the founder of the Complete Course on External Skeletal Fixation educating veterinarians from around the world for 25 years. He’s authored > 50 journal articles and book chapters. He is President of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS), editorial board member of Today’s Veterinary Practice and past board member of the VOS, World Veterinary Orthopaedic Congress, North American Veterinary Conference and the Veterinary Surgery Journal.

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Refund and Cancellation Policy

Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course.
If a course is canceled for any reason, we are not responsible for any charges related to travel.
Refunds are available for cancellations made 60 days prior to the beginning of the course. Cancellations less than 35 days before a course are nonrefundable but may be partially transferrable to a future course.

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