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 2017 Conference Proceedings

Conference attendees: You may download the VOS 2017 Conference Proceedings in an interactive digital format. You will need the password provided at the conference. Learn how to download the file.

We Had a Great Time at the VOS 2017 Conference in Snowbird, Utah!

VOS 2017 Conference
March 11-18, 2017
Snowbird, Utah    

Watch for photos from the conference coming soon!

Register Now for the Inaugural Meeting of the Pain in Animals Workshop

VOS is a scientific partner of the Pain in Animals Workshop: Creating a Research Roadmap for Measuring Chronic Pain in Dogs and Cats. The inaugural meeting will be held November 29-30, 2017, at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland. The proposed meeting will involve National Institutes of Health pain researchers, industry, Food and Drug Administration and academic researchers. We propose to bring the strengths of all these partners together to discuss the current state of pain measurement in animals, and to formulate a roadmap of research and development priorities for the future. There is no registration fee, but you must pre-register to attend. For more information, please see the PAW 2017 website.

Plan to Attend WVOC 2018 in Barcelona!

Updated date! VOS and the European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology take turns hosting the World Veterinary Orthopaedic Congress, a massive gathering of veterinarians and allied professionals with an interest in orthopaedics. The next WVOC is September 12-15, 2018 in the Mediterranean city of Barcelona, Spain. The conference organizers from ESVOT have the reputation for running fabulous meetings, often incorporating local culture and culinary delights into the banquet. Mark your calendar for WVOC 2018, and join us there! Visit the ESVOT Congress website for more information.

President's Message

A Great Week of Snow and Science at Snowbird!

I hope everyone has recovered from a great week of snow and science at the Snowbird meeting. Thanks to Rich Evans, Maralyn Probst, and the board for a fantastic meeting. If you were unable to attend, let me bring you up to speed on changes in the VOS board. We thanked Steve Petersen and Jan Van Dyke for their service on the board for the last few years. We also welcomed two new board members, Nina Kieves as Exhibit Chair and Jeff Godwin as President Elect. The VOS Foundation had some changes as well. John Chandler completed his term as Director, Dick Lau moved into the Director position from Assistant Director, and Wanda Gordon-Evans has been selected as Assistant Director. I'd like to personally welcome these great individuals to the VOS board.

The board heard you loud and clear at the Business Meeting when several people shared their concerns over the dates of the next scheduled VOS meetings. Due to changes in other professional meetings, we were forced to shift our meeting later in the ski season. Our travel agent Penny Smith has contacted the resorts and the 2019 and 2020 meetings have been rescheduled earlier in the season. The 2019 meeting will be at Breckenridge February 9-16, and the 2020 meeting will be at Sun Valley February 1-8. Thank you, Penny.

Another date to keep in mind is October 4-6, 2018. This is the date of the World Veterinary Orthopedic Congress. This event happens every 4 years and alternates between U.S. and European host cities. The 2018 WVOC will be in Barcelona and should be spectacular. We are currently forming an ad-hoc committee to help with organization on our end. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email Maralyn.

I think that is it for now. It is not too soon to be thinking about 2018 in Snowmass. I hope to see everyone there.

Alan Cross
Veterinary Orthopedic Society


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