Toy Breed and Cat Orthopedics for Veterinary Technicians, September 24-26, 2021


Race Approved: 20.5 hours

Course Description

This course is open to veterinary technicians to attend along with their veterinarian enrolled in the course. Included are lectures, equipment handling, and assisting in the laboratory.
Veterinarians may register here.

Day 1: Fracture repair

8:05 a.m. – Implants Used in Toy Breeds and Cats
8:35 a.m. – Decision Making in Fracture Repair – Direct or Indirect Reduction
9 a.m. – Radius and Ulna Fractures
9:30 a.m. – Break
9:45 a.m. – Laboratory 1: Distal Radius Fracture (plastic bone)
10:45 a.m. – Laboratory 2: Distal Radius Fracture (right radius)
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Laboratory 3: Distal Radius Fracture (left radius)
2 p.m. – Laboratory 4: Comminuted Radius Diaphyseal Fracture (cat)
3:30 p.m. – Break
3:45 p.m. – Tibial Fractures
4:15 p.m.- Laboratory 5: Comminuted Tibial Diaphyseal Fracture (plastic bone)
5 p.m. – End of day

Day 2: Fracture Repair

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Radiographic Review Day 1
9:15 a.m.- Laboratory: Comminuted Tibial Diaphyseal Fracture (cat)
11:15 a.m. – Femur Fractures
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Laboratory 7: Comminuted Femur Diaphyseal Fracture (plastic bone)
2:30 p.m. – Break
2:45 p.m. – Laboratory 8: Comminuted Femur Diaphyseal Fracture (dog)
5 p.m – End of day

Day 3: Hip and Knee

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Radiographic Review Day 2
8:45 a.m. – MPL in Toy Breeds and Cats
9:15 a.m. – FHO in Toy Breeds and Cats
9:35 a.m. – Laboratory 9: MPL/FHO (dogs)
10:40 a.m. – Laboratory 10: MPL/FHO (cat)
11:45 a.m. – Discussion
12 p.m. – End of course

Caleb Hudson

Caleb Hudson DVM, DACVS

Caleb Hudson is a native of Louisiana. He attended Veterinary school at the University of Missouri. After receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2007, he moved to Gainesville Florida, to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Hudson stayed at the University of Florida to complete a small animal surgery residency and a masters program. After completing his residency, Dr. Hudson spent a year as faculty at the University of Florida. In 2013, he moved to Houston, TX and joined Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, where he is currently employed as a surgeon. His special interests include: total joint replacement and minimally invasive surgery. In his free time Dr. Hudson enjoys rock climbing and distance running.

Dr. Stephen Jones

Dr. Jones grew up outside Dublin, Ireland. He attended Veterinary school at University College Dublin. After receiving his Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009, he moved to Hollywood, Florida to complete both rotating and specialty surgery internships, at the Hollywood Animal Hospital. From there, Dr. Jones moved to Gainesville Florida where he completed a combined residency in small animal surgery and master’s program at the University of Florida. After completion of his residency in 2015, Dr. Jones moved to Columbus, Ohio where he joined the joined the faculty rank as an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Orthopedics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Jones is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has written and published numerous scientific papers and abstracts and lectures all over the world. His special interests include minimally invasive fracture repair, medical and surgical treatment of joint disease, arthroscopy, and surgical management of angular limb deformities.

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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 35 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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