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.

The VOS 2016 Conference Made the News!

VOS was pleased to have the 2016 Conference in Big Sky featured on KTVH, the NBC affiliate from Helena, Montana. Read the news story posted on KTVH's website and watch this great report on the conference!

VOS 2016 Conference Proceedings

Conference attendees: You may download the VOS 2016 Conference Proceedings in an interactive digital format. You will need the password provided at the conference. Learn how to download the file.

VOS 2016 Conference

We've posted an updated 2016 Conference program (updated 2/21/16)! Please see this program for details about each day's schedule, presentation topics, and speakers.

Visit our VOS 2016 Conference page for more details about the 2016 VOS Conference, held February 27-March 5 in Big Sky, Montana. Learn about our program, our 2016 Jacques Jenny Lecturer, and our expanded 2-day equine track.

We've added one more wet lab! We are now pleased to be offering 4 wet labs for 2016 attendees. Visit the VOS 2016 Conference Labs page to learn more and register for labs.

VOS Has Moved!

The VOS office has moved! Please note our new address and telephone number:

Veterinary Orthopedic Society
P.O. Box 665
Parker, CO 80134
Telephone: 720-335-6051 (note this number differs from what was previously announced)

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President's Message

From Rich Evans, PhD
President, Veterinary Orthopedic Society


One of the perennial challenges facing VOS is communicating effectively with our members during the year. Communications Chair Katja Lin does a great job with the monthly e-newsletter, but we'll put more information on social media. So like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@vosdvm) because you are going to want to keep up with the awesome program being prepared for the next meeting in Snowbird, Utah, March 11-18, 2017. The Jacques Jenny Lecturer is Dr. James Stannard; he's a knee trauma specialist at University of Missouri and a retired officer from the 82nd Airborne Division.

Don't worry about the late meeting date. Snowbird averages 41 feet of light lake-effect snow. A lot of that will still be there March 11, and I'll tweet photos of people skiing at Snowbird in July!

Keep an eye on upcoming newsletters for updates on the VOS Educational Foundation. The VOS board will try and do a better job of letting you know how that money is spent, and how your donations help the VOS mission of improving the specialty of orthopedics.

I didn't hear of any major orthopedic injuries among VOS members at Big Sky this year. Big Sky always has our highest attendance. This year, a new record was set and that record is in part thanks to Steve Petersen and Andy Bathe who put together an outstanding program. Andy's off the board now, but Steve has one more year on the board, and I'm sure he'll help work some more magic at Snowbird.

Rich Evans, PhD
Veterinary Orthopedic Society


Home page photo by Lonnie Ball / Courtesy of Big Sky Resort