Small Animal

Bone Healing

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sponsored By: Ann L. Johnson, DVM, MS, DACVS

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Various techniques to enhanced bone healing to achieve fracture union are presented. The principles of bone grafting, bone graft application, external fixator staged disassembly, and state-of-the-art application of bone morphogenetic protein are also discussed.


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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Hayley M. Gallaher, DVM

Clinical Instructor of Small Animal Surgery
Mississippi State University

Hayley Gallaher, DVM Clinical Instructor in Small Animal Surgery at Mississippi State University. Hayley attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for both undergraduate and veterinary school, graduating from vet school in 2012. After making a major life change (dairy --> small animal surgery) at the end of her 4th year of vet school, she did a small animal rotating internship at Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center in Connecticut, surgical internship at Bluepearl Veterinary Specialists in Overland Park, Kansas, and surgical fellowship at Louisiana State University. She did her surgical residency at Mississippi Statue University where her residency research focused on the effects of NSAIDs on bone healing. She has stayed on as a Clinical Instructor at Mississippi State University.


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Robert S. Gilley, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Gilley is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1995, where he graduated as valedictorian. He completed his internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and his residency in small animal surgery at the University of Minnesota. He went on to complete a Ph.D. in comparative orthopedics at the University of Minnesota in 2002. His research focused on ways to improve fracture healing and specifically investigated methods to enhance fracture healing using a fracture nonunion model. He began his career in academia in 2002, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he received several teaching awards, including the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award. He served as research chairman on the board of directors of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society from 2006-2009. In 2009, he left the University of Pennsylvania to become a clinical surgical specialist in private practice for three years, and then in 2012, he returned to academia to serve as section chief of surgery and residency program director at Virginia Tech, where he received the Teacher of the Year award from the Class of 2015. He has a passion for teaching with specific clinical and research interests in arthroscopy, fracture repair, neurologic surgery, biomechanics and fracture healing genomics.


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G. Elizabeth Pluhar, DVM, PhD, DACVS

University of Minnesota

G. Elizabeth Pluhar, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVS is a Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Following her undergraduate education, she earned an M.S. degree from Northern Illinois University, a D.V.M. degree from Oregon State University, a second M.S. degree from Washington State University and Ph.D. degree in comparative orthopaedics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Pluhar has also completed advanced clinical training; an internship at the Animal Medical Center in N.Y. and surgery residency at Washington State University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She has received several honors and awards including the William Harris Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society and the Mark of Excellence Award from the University of Minnesota. She is involved with several professional organizations, including the Society for Neuro-Oncology, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, and serves on an Advisory Committee for the FDA. Her research interests include immunotherapies for brain tumors, development of bone graft substitutes, and animal models of disease, which are supported by funding from a variety of sources including the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Department of Defense, American Brain Tumor Association, and several foundations. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and given over 150 scientific presentations and invited lectures.


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Jin Yoon, MS, DVM

Small Animal Rotating Intern
Auburn University

Jin Yoon, MS, DVM
Small Animal Rotating Intern at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

Jin Yoon received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign in Animal Sciences. She received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of California, Davis in 2018. She is currently a small animal rotating intern at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Yoon hopes to pursue a residency in small animal surgery following her internship.


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