Welcome to the Veterinary Orthopedic Society!
Here you’ll find information on our programs, membership and our annual Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference. We invite you to become a member and take advantage of everything VOS has to offer.
Save the Date for the VOS 2019 Conference!
Mark your calendar for February 9-16, 2019, and join us in Breckenridge, Colorado for the 46th Annual VOS Conference! More details will be released in upcoming months, and conference registration will open in the fall.
Call for Abstracts
We invite practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in large animal, small animal, and exotic species to submit abstracts of novel studies in practical and scientific topics related to veterinary orthopedics and traumatology. Call for papers will open on August 15, 2018 and close on October 1, 2018 for both podium presentations and posters. See our Abstract Submission page for more details.
VOS 2018 Conference Proceedings
The VOS 2018 Conference Proceedings is now available in an interactive digital format that you can download to your computer. Go to the VOS 2018 Conference page for more details.
Get Ready for the 2018 WVOC in Barcelona!
Dear VOS Membership,
The VOS/2018 WVOC Committee is excited to let you know that the finishing touches are being made by the ESVOT for the 5th World Veterinary Orthopaedic Congress to be held in Barcelona, Spain, September 12-15, 2018. Presentation topics will include Feline Joint Disease, Canine Shoulder and Elbow Diseases, Fracture Management, Equine Orthopedics, Lumbo-Sacral Disease, Onco Surgery of the Musculoskeletal System, Regenerative Medicine, Ligament and Tendon Surgery, Musculoskeletal Research Advancements; to name just a few! Please go to http://www.wvoc2018.eu/ for updates on the final program, information on registration, lodging and travel.
For those members who are scheduled to present at various veterinary meetings between now and the 2018 WVOC, please include this slide at the end of your talks to advertise for the upcoming WVOC. This practice has helped us to achieve maximum exposure for the Congress in the past! Please be sure to use the revised slide below with the correct website address.
We will keep you posted with any other developments or pertinent information regarding the 5th WVOC. We hope you will consider attending what is expected to be a fantastic meeting, in a beautiful city and country, and at a most excellent time of the year! We also hope that we will have very good VOS membership representation at the Congress next year as well. Thank you all and please contact the VOS office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Your VOS/WVOC Planning Committee
Steve Martinez, Chair
Meet the 2019 Jacques Jenny Lecturer
William G. Raasch, MD is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is the Director of Sports Medicine and is the head team physician for the Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks and is the company physician for the Milwaukee Ballet Company.
Dr. Raasch has an engineering background and he has a motion analysis lab where he researches the mechanics of motion as a cause of orthopedic injury, especially in athletes. His other interests include the care and treatment of complex knee injuries including ligament reconstruction, meniscal transplant and autologous chondrocyte implantation.
Home page photo: Tom Cohen, Breckenridge Ski Resort.