A Complete Intro to Bone Plating - Veterinarians

October 16 - 18, 2023

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Course Description


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We get it … not all clients are able to accept a referral for fracture repair, but …    

  • Are you tired of amputating limbs that you know you can save?  
  • Do you have difficulty approaching or reducing long bone fractures?     
  • Are you interested in learning simple techniques designed for the general practitioner to stabilize the most common fractures seen in dogs and cats?    

This blended, online + hands-on, plating course is like NONE other!  If you’re going to be successful with your fracture repairs, you don’t want just SOME of the important principles, you want ALL of them … and this is THE course to put you on right path right from the very start!   You’ll prepare for a whopping 15 hours of “hands-on” training by enjoying the ease of our “anytime / anywhere” online learning modules.  We’ve taken 4 hours of insightful, valuable learning and broken it down into short 20-minute “easy to absorb” sessions that are easy to fit into your day. Once here in our state of the future CE training center, our friendly, engaged, “no attitude” instructors will provide valuable demonstrations followed by your performing the same procedures on bone models and then cadavers. Each day postoperative radiographs will be made so that you can review and critique your work.  Rather than rushing from lecture to lecture, we’ll have time to discuss your work so that you can learn from it and ask those burning questions of yours!    Clinical case discussions will put everything into context and allow us to discuss postoperative care and strategies to reduce complications.   

You’ll return to your practice willing and able to save the limbs and the lives of your patients for whom referral to a specialist simply isn’t an option.   

**Open to technicians to attend with a veterinarian from their practice (1 technician per veterinarian)**

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Dr. Ross H. Palmer

Dr. Kayla Corriveau

Dr. Alberto Gines

Race Approved CE

27.0 Hours (4.0 Hours Online, 23.0 Hours In-person)



Course Type


Dr. Ross H. Palmer

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

Dr. Palmer, a native of Kansas, received his BS and DVM degrees from Kansas State University. He completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He received his small animal surgical residency training and an MS degree (Physiology) from the University of Georgia. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. His veterinary career has spanned both academics (Texas A&M and Colorado State University) and private specialty practice (Silicon Valley/Monterey Bay region of California) as a staff surgeon and as a practice owner. Ross is currently a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Colorado State University and the Associate Director of Education at the Translational Medicine Institute. Dr. Palmer seeks to entertain as he educates in order to make learning an enjoyable and memorable experience. He has been an invited speaker at conferences throughout the USA and the world. He was recently named VMX Speaker of the Year.  He is the founder of the Complete Course on External Skeletal Fixation educating veterinarians from around the world for 25 years. He’s authored > 50 journal articles and book chapters. He is past President of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS), editorial board member of Today’s Veterinary Practice, board member of the VOS, World Veterinary Orthopaedic Congress, North American Veterinary Conference and the Veterinary Surgery Journal. Ross’ personal passions include international travel, cycling, hiking, fishing, and relaxing with his family in their family’s “off the grid” island cabin in remote northwestern Ontario, Canada

Dr. Kayla Corriveau


Dr. Kayla Corriveau is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Originally from Southern California, she received her DVM from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in 2011. She continued her training with rotating and surgical specialty internships at California Veterinary Specialists, the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Corriveau later completed a small animal surgical residency at Texas A&M University. In September 2017, she joined and has continued to be part of the Auburn University team as an assistant professor of small animal orthopedics. Her research interests include minimally invasive fracture repair, canine elbow dysplasia, physical rehabilitation, joint arthroscopy, and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Alberto Gines


Dr. Alberto Gines graduate from Universidad de Extremadura, Spain in 1998. After few years working in private practice and as a clinical instructor in small animal surgery at the Universidad de Extremadura, decided to move to UK, where he did an intership and residency in small animal surgery at the University of Bristol. ECVS diplomate, Dr. Gines worked as specialist at the University of Sydney and as an assistant professor in small animal orthopedics at the North Carolina State University. Currently is working as assistant professor in small animal orthopedics at Louisiana State University. Dr. Gines has been involved with teaching courses in USA, UK, Mexico and Spain and he has been lecturing at national and international surgical meetings.

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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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