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!

Plan to Attend WVOC 2018 in Barcelona!

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 in October 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!

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


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