45th Annual Meeting of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society

The meeting will be March 10 - 17, 2018 in wonderful Snowmass, CO.

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. Preference will be given to abstracts that have clinical relevance.  Papers addressing results of controlled retrospective and prospective clinical studies are strongly encouraged. Clinician investigators should also consider submitting innovative surgical techniques, or case reports describing unusual or difficult cases as these will be reviewed separate from the scientific abstracts. Presentations will be limited to 10 minutes and followed by 5 minutes of discussion.  Posters must fit within the 4’ (height) x 4’ (width) area provided.

Call for papers will open on August 15th 2017 and close on October 15th 2017 for both podium presentations and posters.  See the link on the VOS website: for full details of abstract submission, formatting and regulations.

Submission categories will be:

·       Clinical/Scientific Studies

·       Case reports : a maximum of three novel or interesting cases

The Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Award was established to recognize outstanding resident abstract submissions to the scientific program. At least one recipient per year will be awarded up to $1500.00 towards expenses to attend and present their abstract at our annual meeting. Only individuals currently in a residency training program or within 2 years of completion of a formal residency program are eligible.  The abstract submission may only be of studies conducted during the residency program.  All abstracts being submitted for consideration of this award must indicate so on online submission form.


Reunan Guillou, VOS Scientific Program Chair

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José M. García-López, VOS Assistant Scientific Program Chair

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Cheryl Tano DVM, DVSc, DACVS, CCRT

VOS Advertising and Sponsorship Chairperson