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Small Animal Residents' Workshop
Seminar: Small Animal Residents' Workshop

Wednesday, October 24
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Available to current ACVS and ECVS residents. Registration is required.
Early rate by July 6: $150; Standard rate by August 15: $200; Late and onsite rate after August 15: $225

Learn from leaders in this workshop designed especially for current small animal surgical residents and those who have recently completed residency training.

Topics will include but are not limited to: advanced neurologic surgery, bone healing, portosystemic shunts, and intra-articular fractures. Content encompassess science and clinical aspects of small animal surgery.

Jeffery J. Biskup, DVM, DACVS-SA

Oregon State University


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Ingrid M. Balsa, MEd, DVM, DACVS-SA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Soft Tissue Surgery
University of California, Davis

Ingrid Balsa, MEd, DVM, DACVS-SA is an assistant professor of clinical soft tissue surgery at the University for California, Davis. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Master’s degree in Secondary Science Education from the University of Arizona. She was a middle and high school public school teacher for several years prior to attending veterinary school at the University of Minnesota. She completed a one-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at North Carolina State University and her small animal surgery residency at the University of California, Davis. She became an ACVS diplomate in 2017. Dr. Balsa enjoys melding her two careers in her current faculty position. She is presently completing an ACVS Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship and has a research interest in minimally invasive surgery, endocrine surgery and educational pedagogy and policy.


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Randy J. Boudrieau, DVM, DACVS, DECVS

Professor of Clinical Sciences Emeritus
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Boudrieau is Professor of Clinical Sciences Emeritus, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts; USA. His primary areas of interest includes: biomechanics, growth factors (rhBMP-2), fracture healing, maxillofacial trauma, cruciate ligament disease, and joint replacement. He continues to perform some clinical work at Tufts, and also performs orthopedic and neurosurgical consults on request (Tantara Surgical Consultants, LLC).

Dr. Boudrieau obtained his veterinary degree from Washington State University in 1978. He completed an internship at the Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts, two years in private practice in Seattle, Washington, and subsequently a small animal surgical residency at The Ohio State University from 1981-1984.

Dr. Boudrieau’s academic career began at Tufts University in 1984; he is a Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS). He is also Founding Fellow, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in both the ACVS and AVDC.

He is an active member in a number of veterinary orthopedic organizations, including ACVS, ECVS, AO, ESVOT and VOS, the latter of which he also served as President.


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John R. Dodam, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVAA

Professor and Chair
University of Missouri

Dr. Dodam earned his DVM degree in 1985 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and worked as an associate veterinarian in mixed rural practice. He then completed an anesthesiology residency, MS (pharmacology), PhD (physiology), and a postdoctoral fellowship at North Carolina State University. In 1995, Dr. Dodam joined the anesthesiology and emergency and critical care services at the University of Missouri, where he currently serves as chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.


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Sharon C. Kerwin, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Professor, Small Animal Surgery
Texas A&M University

Dr. Sharon Kerwin is a board certified surgeon and neurologist, currently serving as Professor and Associate Department Head in the Department of Small Animal Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M. Her clinical and research interests include discospondylitis, joint disease, fracture repair and healing and spinal surgery. She also has a special interest in feline orthopedics and neurology.


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Simon C. Roe, BVSc, PhD, DACVS

Professor, Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery
North Carolina State University

Simon C. Roe, BVSc, PhD, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Professor of Small Animal Orthopaedics
Department of Clinical Sciences
North Carolina State University

He completed his veterinary degree at the University of Queensland in 1979. He did his residency at the University of Illinois and became an ACVS Diplomate in 1992. He completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 1992. He has been at NCSU since 1991. His clinical interests are total hip replacement, fracture stabilization mechanics, interlocking nails, epoxy putty external fixators, and methods for stabilizing a cruciate-deficient stifle. His research interests are in biomechanics of tissues and implants.


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