Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Italy Conference

Dr. Crouch just returned from the World Veterinary Orthopedic Congress in Bologna, Italy. The conference is held only once every four years and is traditionally supported by two sister societies ESVOT (European Society for Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology) and VOS (Veterinary Orthopaedic Society).

Veterinary orthopedic surgeons worldwide attended this intense four-day conference. Topics included cutting edge surgical techniques and technology. These forums included arthroscopic surgical techniques, advances in arthritis treatment and sports injuries and medicine.

We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to attend this prestigious conference. Staying on the forefront of 21st century science helps to provide the very best care for our beloved veterinary patients.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Naples Flordia Conference

You will be pleased to know that Dr. Crouch recently attended the Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association (VA3) meeting in Naples, FL. The meeting is hosted annually by Arthrex, Inc. This elite group of 45 orthopedic veterinary surgeons from around the world come together to discuss and refine the latest surgical techniques.

More specifically, the course featured advance arthrosopic approaches to many orthopaedic problems affecting small animals. They also discussed and gave examples of new implants and data sharing in order to improve outcomes in veterinary orthopaedics. All who attended had to be at the advance level in arthroscopy.

Continuing education is always important no matter what profession you are in. At Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery, we take this seriously. It is very important to us that we are up-to-date with the latest and greatest breakthroughs. The more we can fine tune our skills, the better service we will be able to provide you and your pet.