Equine/Large Animal

Keynote Lectures

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM


Noel Fitzpatrick, MVB Duniv, CVR, DSAS (Orthopaedics), DACVSMR, MRCVS

Managing Director
Fitzpatrick Referrals

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, originally from Laois, Ireland, is a world leading orthopaedic-neuro veterinary surgeon and is founder and managing director of one of the largest veterinary referral centres in the UK, Fitzpatrick Referrals.

He obtained his Bachelor of veterinary medicine from University College Dublin in 1990. Following scholarships at The University of Pennsylvania and The University of Ghent, he went on to complete the RCVS certificates in small animal orthopaedics and radiology.
He attained boarded specialist status by examination in both the USA and the UK, with the degrees of ACVSMR, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and DSAS(Orth), the Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics).
Noel is an Associate Professor at the University Of Florida School Of Veterinary Medicine as well as one of the founding partners of the Veterinary School at The University of Surrey, of which he is also a Professor of Orthopaedics.
Noel has shown an unprecedented commitment to academic research from private veterinary practice, having been an author on dozens of peer-reviewed papers in the past ten years. He has established evidence for surgical techniques and implants as well as elucidation of disease epidemiology. He has developed more than 30 new techniques including several world-firsts in veterinary orthopaedics and neurosurgery that have provided solutions were none seemed possible and quality of life for his patients.

Noel has been instrumental in bringing the concept of One Medicine to the fore in the UK, establishing a platform for the cross-pollination of expertise and ideas between veterinary and human medicine. One Medicine is at the heart of Noel’s mission and the cornerstone of The Humanimal Trust, the charity he has founded to promote this cause.


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Dean A. Hendrickson, DVM, MS, DACVS

Professor of Equine Surgery
Colorado State University

Dr. Hendrickson received his DVM from Colorado State University in 1988, and completed an Equine Surgery and Medicine Internship at the University of Sydney, Sydney Australia in 1989. He was accepted into and completed the three year combined Large Animal Surgery Residency and Masters of Science program at Cornell University in 1992. He became a faculty member in the Department of Surgical Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 1992. He joined the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University in December 1994. He has served at VTH Hospital Director and the Associate Dean for the DVM program at CSU. His primary clinical interests are in Equine Wound Care and Minimally Invasive Surgery and has spoken nationally and internationally on both subjects. He has authored papers in many journals and numerous book chapters on the use of Endoscopic Surgery, and has edited a Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice on Endoscopic Surgery. He completed a textbook on Equine Wound Care and has authored multiple chapters in other books on equine wound care. He recently completed the 4th Edition of Turner and McIlwraith’s Large Animal Surgical Techniques. He consults with various Zoological Societies regarding large and megavertabrate species and marine mammals. He has been part of a team that is working on population management of elephants in southern Africa.


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