Small Animal

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(HO27) Key to Successful Treatment of Patellar Luxation in Small & Large Breed Dogs

Monday, March 5
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Oquendo Center, Executive Boardroom

Price: $825Capacity: 24CE Credits: 1

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This laboratory course will discuss the differences in diagnosis and treatment of patellar luxation in small breed dogs and large breed dogs. Participants will learn how to quickly diagnose medial patellar luxation using signalment, orthopedic examination, and radiographic findings. Surgical techniques for patellar luxation correction that will be performed include trochlear groove deepening techniques, tibial tuberosity transposition, lateral imbrication, medial release and patellar sling suture. An optional distal femoral osteotomy laboratory exercise will also be available. Participants will also learn how to treat medial patellar luxation on plastic bone models and cadavers. Hurry...this lab fills quickly. Lunch included. 8 CE Hours. Purchase required. Capacity 24. Price: $825.

Transportation: Complimentary shuttle service is provided to and from the Oquendo Center for all hands-on labs. The pickup area is located at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center entrance. Buses depart promptly 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the course.

Dress Code: Please dress comfortably. Scrubs are recommended, additional scrubs are available for use at the Oquendo Center, if needed. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Brian S. Beale

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists

Dr. Beale is a board-certified surgeon and co-owner of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. He joined the practice in 1992 after completing his residency and serving on the faculty of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Beale has a special interest in arthroscopy, minimally invasive fracture management, medical management of osteoarthritis, and perioperative pain management. He has authored many book chapters and scientific articles on these topics and is a co-author of the Small Animal Arthroscopy textbook. Dr. Beale is a frequently invited speaker to local, national, and international meetings. He is a past president of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, past president of the Gulf Coast Veterinary Education Foundation, and active in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Beale was awarded the Specialty Veterinarian of the Year Award by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association in 2010. Dr. Beale is the host of the Your Pet’s Health, a popular Houston radio program that airs on KTRH 740 am every Sunday evening from 6-7 pm. He also appears on NatGeoWILD's new hit television series, Animal ER.

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Caleb Hudson

Surgeon
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists

Caleb Hudson is a native of Louisiana. He attended Veterinary school at the University of Missouri. After receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2007, he moved to Gainesville Florida, to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Hudson stayed at the University of Florida to complete a small animal surgery residency and a masters program. After completing his residency, Dr. Hudson spent a year as faculty at the University of Florida. In 2013, he moved to Houston, TX and joined Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, where he is currently employed as a surgeon. His special interests include: total joint replacement and minimally invasive surgery. In his free time Dr. Hudson enjoys rock climbing and distance running.

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Donald Hulse

Texas A&M University

Starting in 1970 and continuing until his appointment as a professor of orthopedic surgery at Texas A&M University in 1984, Dr. Hulse served as a clinician in general practice and as staff surgeon at Louisiana State University and Oklahoma State University. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1970 and completed his surgical training at Kansas State University in 1973. In 1977, he successfully fulfilled the requirements for admission into the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has developed techniques commonly used for treatment of bone and joint disorders in dogs and is well published in the veterinary literature. His clinical research interests focus on minimally invasive surgery for joint disorders and for fracture treatment.

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