Small Bones, Small Plates: Clinical Application of Mini LCP

Wednesday, October 24
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Fees: $700 early / $750 late

Open to ACVS and ECVS Diplomates and residents only

This laboratory will address decision making and surgical techniques used to treat fractures and other bone disorders in small breed dogs and cats. Additional material will discuss infection control and the application of antibacterial wound closure solutions.

After completing this laboratory, participants will understand the special considerations necessary for treating fractures and other bone disorders in smaller breed dogs and cats. Each will perform the procedures using the 1.5-2.4mm mini locking plates and instrumentation on plastic bones and cadavers.

ACVS does not endorse or promote the use of any product/service of commercial entities. Equipment used in these laboratories is for demonstration and teaching purposes only with the intent of enhancing the learning experience.

Laboratory fees increase July 7. Last day to register for a laboratory is August 15. ACVS reserves the right to cancel any laboratory that does not meet minimum registrations by August 10. If the laboratory is cancelled by this date, registrants will be notified via email no later than August 17 and all paid registration fees will be refunded. Registrants for laboratories are advised not to make airline and hotel reservations until after August 17 to make sure selected laboratory is not canceled. ACVS will not reimburse for travel in the case of a cancellation due to low registrations.

Cancellation/Change Policy
An administrative fee of $75 will be charged for each item changed within your registration. To cancel your full meeting registration, a $75 fee will be assessed. There will be no laboratory refunds after August 15. After August 15, refunds for laboratory registrations will only be refunded in cases of extenuating circumstances (e.g., death in the family, medical, or emergency) and must be supported by written documentation. Allow 30 days for processing refund requests. All refunds and changes must be requested in writing:

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Michael P. Kowaleski, DVM, DACVS, DECVS

Tufts University

Dr. Kowaleski earned his DVM degree at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After several years in general practice, he completed his residency training in small animal surgery at Tufts University in a joint program with the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in 2002. He earned board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003 and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010. He was an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery at The Ohio State University from August 2002-August 2007 at which time he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. He returned to Tufts in 2007, and currently, he is a Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. His areas of clinical and research interest include arthroscopy, enhancement of fracture healing, external skeletal fixation, fracture repair and orthopedic implants, total joint replacement, clinical and radiological assessment of limb alignment, osteoarthritis, peri-operative and chronic pain management, and the role of osteotomy in the management of joint disease.


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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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Shanti Jha, BVSc, DACVS-SA

VCA Specialty Animal Hospital


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