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.

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.

Register Now for the VOS 2018 Conference in Snowmass Village, Colorado

VOS 2018 Conference
March 10-17, 2018
Snowmass Village, Colorado

Join us in 2018 in Snowmass Village! Online conference registration has closed. On-site registration will open Saturday evening, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Snowmass Village, Colorado.

We have opened reservations for lodging, lift tickets, and other transportation needs. To receive a discount on your registration, you must reserve your lodging with

Already registered? Read the final departure instructions
Penny Smith of has provided final departure instructions (updated 2/23/18) for all those attending the VOS 2018 Conference March 10-17 in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Please take a few minutes to read the departure instructions to make sure your trip goes smoothly. Read the Final Departure Instructions (updated 2/23/18).

For travel questions, contact Penny Smith of Rocky Mountain Tours, a division of, at or 800-233-2300, ext. 3420.


Register Now for the Biologics Lab Hosted by Arthrex at the VOS 2018 Conference

2018 VOS Biologics Lab, Hosted by Arthrex Vet Systems
Monday, March 12, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Snowmass Westin Hotel and Conference Center

The Biologics Course (sponsored by Arthrex Vet Systems) will summarize current research on canine platelet-rich plasma (PRP) preparation, activation, and evidence for clinical application in dogs.

Conference Details

To learn more about the conference schedule, please see the conference program (updated 2/15/18).

Please check our VOS 2018 Conference page for additional information. 

Get Ready for the 2018 WVOC in Barcelona!

Abstract Submissions Due March 31, 2018

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 for updates on the final program, information on registration, lodging and travel.

Abstract submission instructions for "Open Communications" are also at and are included in the Call for Papers PDF below. Please note that the deadline to submit abstracts is March 31, 2018!


Finally, 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 if you have any questions. Take care and Happy Holidays!


Your VOS/WVOC Planning Committee

Steve Martinez, Chair
Dan Lewis
Kurt Schulz
Mario Cabrera
Alan Cross
Jeff Godwin
Rich Evans 

Meet the 2018 Jacques Jenny Lecturer

Dr. Scott Banks is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. Although you may not initially make the leap to veterinary orthopedics based on his department, he has been active in veterinary and human orthopedic research his entire career. Scott's research interests include joint biomechanics in animals and people in the healthy, diseased, and replaced states. His lectures in 2018 will likely include topics including radiographic measurement of dynamic skeletal motion, robotics in the operating room, and comparing human and dog knees. Scott has attended the VOS meeting in years past so he is familiar with the format and comradery of our scientific sessions.                            



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