Introduction to and Fundamentals of TPLO for Veterinarians - July 20-22, 2022


Early Bird Special: Register by 5/20/22 and save $200

RACE Approved CE Hours: 21 Hours

Course Description:

You’re experienced in bone plating, and you’ve treated your share of cruciate ligament ruptures with Extracapsular suture stabilization. You’re wondering … are you ready for TPLO?  … does it make sense for your patients who won’t/can’t accept a referral?  There’s only one way to find out … come learn about the concepts, fundamentals and techniques of the TPLO.

TPLO is a proven technique to treat the diseased cranial cruciate ligament in dogs of all sizes.  TPLO stabilizes the stifle dynamically by eliminating cranial tibial thrust during weight-bearing. In this specially designed introductory course, you’ll learn the rationale for TPLO and the fundamentals of the TPLO technique.  You will perform stifle arthrotomy, meniscal treatment and TPLO using plastic bone models and cadaveric specimens.

After this course, let us help you decide what “next steps” make sense for you and your practice.

You should have a basic knowledge of stifle anatomy and experience with surgical approach to the stifle and bone plate application before attending this course.

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Dr. Laura E Peycke

Dr Laura E Peycke is a Clinical Professor of surgery at TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from Louisiana State Univerity School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Dr Peycke completed a small animal surgical residency from Lousiana State University and received her American College of Veterinary Surgeons board certificaton in 2004. Dr Peycke joined the Department of Small Animal Clinical Science at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Dr Peycke was hired as a clinical track professor and provides senior clinican support of the orthopedic, soft tissue and general surgery services and teaches veterinary students in these respective disciplines. Dr Peycke’s focus is primarily clinical teaching and clinical service; however, she has been involved in leadership and committee positions in teaching and is involved in continuing education outside of the hospital. Dr Peycke also received a second specialty board certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013. She presently serves as a faculty advisor and as ACVS program director for the small animal surgical residency program at TAMU.

Dr. Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes is a native of Connecticut and obtained her veterinary degree from Oregon State University. After graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship and Cornell University and then a small animal surgery residency at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Post residency, she moved to Baton Rouge and spent 2 and a half years as faculty at Louisiana State University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery at Texas A&M University. She has written and published multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and enjoys teaching both on the clinic floor and in the classroom.

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Refund and Cancellation Policy

Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course.
If a course is canceled for any reason, we are not responsible for any charges related to travel.
Refunds are available for cancellations made 60 days prior to the beginning of the course. Cancellations less than 35 days before a course are nonrefundable but may be partially transferrable to a future course.

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