Female veterinarian doctor during the examination in veterinary clinic. Little dog with broken leg in veterinary clinic


Provides 7 Medical CE Credits
Orthopedics CE
Saturday, August 14, 2022
8:00 am – 3:20 pm


Macon Marriott City Center
240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217

1-800-228-9290 (Hotel Reservations)
Registrants receive our special rate of $129.00!
Let them know you are with the GVMA to get our special rate.
All hotel reservations must be made on or before July 14, 2022.


Clara Goh, BVSc, MS, DACVS-SA, ACVS Founding Fellow- Surgical Oncology

Dr. Goh earned her veterinary degree at Sydney University, Australia. She completed her post-graduate specialty training (rotating internship, surgical residency, and surgical oncology fellowship) at Colorado State University, where she currently holds a faculty position in small animal orthopedic surgery. Her clinical and research interests include cruciate disease, hip dysplasia, and minimally invasive techniques (arthroscopy, and fracture stabilization). Clara has devoted her professional career to student, resident, and DVM training and has been an invited speaker and instructor at numerous conferences and surgical labs throughout the US.


7:30am – 8:00am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 9:40am: Part 1
Cranial Cruciate Disease – Focus on Meniscal Diagnosis and Treatment
A very common cause of lameness and ongoing stifle OA in CrCL disease is secondary meniscal damage. Frequently encountered meniscal pathology will be discussed in this session. Emphasis on practical tips of diagnosis and treatment of meniscal injury will be the focus of this lecture.
Why did my Extracapsular Cruciate Surgery Fail?
Extracapsular stabilization is one of the most common surgeries performed for Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CrCL) disease in general practice. Although straightforward in principle, there are many pitfalls of the procedure and patient selection that can affect outcome. This session highlights key points in patient selection and execution of the surgery to optimize success.

10:00am – 11:40am: Part 2
Medial Patella Luxation (MPL) – Surgery Decisions and Tips
Patella luxation is a common condition that has a very wide spectrum of clinical presentation and treatment options. Successful management of MPL varies from minimal interventions to multiple advanced surgical corrections. The focus of this session will be to discuss key points in surgical decision making and treatment to optimize success in the MPL patient.
Hips versus Knees – Differentiating Hind Limb Lameness
The most common causes of hind limb lameness in pet dogs are cranial cruciate ligament disease and hip dysplasia. Both conditions have consistent clinical presentation and diagnostic findings unique to each condition. This session highlights systematic and efficient differentiation and diagnosis of hind limb lameness via lameness exam and radiographs.

11:40am – 12:30pm: LUNCH

12:30pm – 2:10pm: Part 3
Hip Dysplasia – Navigating Surgical Options
We are all familiar with the pain and disability associated with hip laxity and osteoarthritis resulting from canine hip dysplasia (HD). There are several surgical options that can partner with medical therapies to optimize comfort and function for these patients, but ideal timing and optimal stage of HD for the various procedures can be confusing to navigate. This session aims to identify key clinical and diagnostic features that may aid in patient selection and decision making for the most commonly performed HD surgeries.
Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO) – Surgical Tips and Novel Approaches
FHO is a popular treatment option for trauma and dysplasia of the hip joint in our small animal patients. This session will highlight practical surgical tips to optimize patient recovery and outcome. The less commonly performed ventral approach for FHO will also be discussed.

2:30pm – 3:20pm: Part 4
Fracture Case Discussions – What Would YOU Do?
Traumatic fractures continue to be a common reason for presentation in small animal patients. Treatment options vary from external coaptation to complex surgical stabilization. This session will utilize commonly encountered fracture scenarios- some successful and others with complications, to generate discussion on decisio-nmaking and treatment.


Date of Registration Premier Members Individual Members Non-Members
On or Before July 14 $175 $295 $375
After July 14 $175 $345 $425