Sun Valley Animal Center
Dr. Randy Acker, moved to Sun Valley, Idaho and became the owner of the Sun Valley Animal Center after graduating from Colorado State University in 1979. Dr. Randy Acker’s focus has been in dog surgery with a particular emphasis on orthopedics. By attending multiple orthopedic courses over the years, Dr. Randy Acker has obtained the skills to achieve excellence in orthopedic surgeries. Courses attended by Dr. Randy Acker include cruciate ligament repair (TPLO, TTA, and others), Total Hip Replacement (BioMedtrix THR, Kyon THR, Micro and Nano Hip Systems), bone plating, arthroscopy, external fixation, and many others.
In the early 1990′s, Dr. Randy Acker began doing the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) after learning the surgical technique from Dr. Barclay Slocum, who developed the TPLO. In 2013, Dr. Randy Acker taught the TPLO course for Synthes at the Veterinary Orthopedic Society meeting in Park City, UT.
Dr. Randy Acker has instructed eight times at the Kyon Total Hip Replacement course. The Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) program of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) certified him as an instructor for THR courses.
Dr. Randy Acker’s interest in orthopedics has led him to multiple orthopedic patents, invitations to lecture worldwide, and the development of the TATE Elbow, as well as an ankle replacement system. Dr. Randy Acker has taught numerous TATE Elbow courses. The TATE Elbow was developed and named after his yellow lab, Tate, who suffered from severe elbow arthritis.
Dr. Randy Acker lives in the valley with his wife, Susan and their pets. Dr. Randy Acker mentors and shares his skills and veterinary interests with his daughters, Dr. Amber Acker-Sanborn and Dr. Maggie Acker-Buck who are working with him at Sun Valley Animal Center. His son Marcus lives in Alaska.
Saturday, October 14
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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