Small Animal

Arthroscopy Hindlimb

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Sponsored By ACVS Premier Sponsor: 

Relevant, up-to-date and practical updates on arthroscopic treatment of the stifle, hip and hock are presented. Lectures focus on impactful and useful information that benefits understanding of current hindlimb arthroscopic technique and instrument developments.


Charles Bruce, DVM, DACVS, DVSC

Small Animal Surgeon
VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital

Charles Bruce, DVM, DVSc, DACVS

Dr. Bruce graduated from OVC in 2003 and pursued a rotating internship at the Oklahoma State University followed by a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center before returning to OVC for a small animal surgical residency. During his residency he was involved with research in spinal fractures and luxations and in the biomechanics of implant systems.

Since coming to AltaVista Dr. Bruce has developed the rehabilitation service and advanced our minimally invasive surgery options through offering arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy.


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Bruno Götzens, DVM

AniCura Kleintierklinik Babenhausen

Bruno Götzens, DVM. AniCura Kleintierklinik Babenhausen

2009-2014 Degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Autonomous University Barcelona (Spain).
2014-2015 Rotating Internship - Small Animal at the Autonomous University Barcelona (Spain).
2016 Surgical Internship at Kleintierklinik Babenhausen (Germany).
Since 2016 Resident of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons at AniCura Kleintierklink Babenhausen (Germany).


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Sean M. Murphy, DVM, DACVS-SA

WestVet Animal Emergency & Specialty Center

Dr. Sean Murphy is a practicing surgeon at WestVet Specialty and Emergency Center in Boise, ID. He became an ACVS Diplomate in 2007 after completing a residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has worked in Boise since this time and his clinical interests include orthopedics and minimally invasive surgery.


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Philipp A. Schmierer,

Assistant Professor
Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich, Small Animal Clinic

Since 03/2016

Senior consultant, Clinic for Small Animal Surgery
University of Zurich


Diplomate ECVS

07/2011 – 07/2015

Residency ECVS
Vetsuisse Faculty, Clinic for Small Animal Surgery
University of Zurich


Externship 4 weeks
University of Utrecht, Clinic for Small Animal Surgery


Externship 3 weeks
Louisiana State University, Section for Diagnostic Imaging

6/2010 – 5/2011

Rotating Internship
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Small Animal Clinic


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PJ Rocheleau, DVM, CCRT

Espanola Animal Hospital

Dr. PJ Rocheleau, DVM, CCRT is the director of Espanola Animal Hospital. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004 and has been practising in Espanola, Ontario since that time. His practise is currently limited to referral surgery in small animal orthopedics and spinal surgery as well as canine rehabilitation. Dr. Rocheleau is highly commited to developing and learning new skills and techniques, particularly in the areas of canine arthroscopy and hip surgery.


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Kurt S. Schulz, DVM, MS, DACVS

Peak Veterinary Referral Center, Ethos Veterinary

Kurt Schulz DVM, DACVS
Peak Veterinary Referral Center, Ethos Veterinary
Previous faculty at Texas A&M, UC Davis
Co-author Small Animal Surgery, Small Animal Arthroscopy


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