Continuing Education


COURSES

Why join our Workshops?

Here are some important benefits:

You get to meet our experts who are among the best in their field

Extensive theoretical and hands-on training on basic and advanced orthopedic surgical techniques, drawn from years of experience of our experts

Our courses are ATF / RACE certified

CALENDAR OVERVIEW

Here is an overview of our workshop dates.

WORKSHOPS

NORTH AMERICA

WORKSHOP

TTA RAPID® & RAPID Luxation

  • January 13, 2023 (Before VMX)
  • Orlando, FL - USA
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive/Convention Center: 8745 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 USA

Orlando, FL 33431 USA

USD 850

English

1 Day, from 9am to 5 pm

Wet Lab

Yves Samoy

Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl. ECVSMR

Veterinarians, join us for an in-person, TTA RAPID® CE Course featuring TTA expert, Dr. Yves Samoy in Orlando on Jan 13, 2023 (Before VMX) 

The Titanium TTA RAPID® system is a straightforward procedure to treat Cranial Cruciate Ligament Ruptures in Canine and Feline patients. TTA RAPID only requires a partial osteotomy. It features multiple points of screw fixation for extra security, and you can simply add a patella luxation spacer to the cage in case your patient suffers from an additional Patellar Luxation. The TTA RAPID® is highly versatile with 2mm up to 15mm cages. It has been shown to reduce surgery time, reduce infection rates and get patients "back on their feet" quickly.

EUROPE

WORKSHOP

CBLO

  • March 10, 2023
  • Stuttgart, Germany
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Tierklinik Stuttgart Plieningen GbR
Hermann Fein Strasse 15 (near the airport)
70599 Stuttgart, Germany

EUR 495

German

1 Day, about 8 hours

Wet Lab

7 Points

Hugo Schmökel

Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl. ECVS, MRCVS

Slots are limited

The Cora Based Leveling Osteotomy (CBLO) is a new approach and technique to treat the cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs. The CBLO is a corrective osteotomy technique that, similar to TPLO, changes the position of the Tibial Plateau. The CBLO, however, targets to address challenges like secondary (late) meniscal injuries, stress on caudal cruciate ligament, reduction of axis shift and secondary translation as well as mismatch of articulating surfaces.

The Rita Leibinger CBLO system incorporates anatomically shaped implants made of Titanium for best biocompatibility. 

During the course the theoretical knowledge of cranial cruciate ligament ruptures and the indications for a CBLO will be presented. Afterwards there will be time for the hands-on practical part to practice the technique and experience the new implants.

EUROPE

WORKSHOP

Fracture Treatment

in Cats & Dogs

  • March 11, 2023
  • Stuttgart, Germany
See details
Tierklinik Stuttgart Plieningen GbR
Hermann Fein Strasse 15 (near the airport)
70599 Stuttgart, Germany

EUR 495

German

1 Day, about 8 hours

Wet Lab

7 Points

Hugo Schmökel

Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl. ECVS, MRCVS

Slots are limited

The LeiLOX 1.5/2.0 Micro Locking System was specifically developed for small dogs and cats. All implants are made of titanium which has the advantages of high biocompatibility, low temperature sensitiveness, lightweight but high strength - perfect for small patients.

The LeiLOX 2.0-3.5 Stainless Steel systems are made of the highest quality surgical implant steel. Stainless Steel implants can take high loads and forces which make them very suitable for large and giant breed dogs. In addition, the multi-axial locking system allows high flexibility in fixation.

The system is highly versatile and suitable for a wide range of applications like fractures of all different long bones, pelvic fractures, fractures near joints, MIPO, rod-plate constructs, oral maxillofacial, corrective osteotomies and more. Within
these systems, a wide variety of locking plates and screws are available which allow for a more secure fixation.

NORTH AMERICA

WORKSHOP

Soft Tissue Surgery + TTA RAPID® 

  • March 17-18, 2023 (2-Day Hands-On CE Course)
  • Boca Raton, FL - USA
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Soniquence Educational Institute

622 Banyan Trail, Suite 606
Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA

USD 1000

English

2 Days

Dry Lab & Wet Lab

Jeff Mayo

Dr. med. vet., DABVP, MANZCVS (Surgery)

Special rates for accommodations are available on an exclusive basis

Veterinarians are invited to join our 2-day hands-on continuing education course on March 2023 at a world-class teaching facility in Boca Raton, Florida, featuring Dr. Jeff Mayo (DVM, DABVP, MANZCVS).

The first day will be about Soft Tissue Surgery, focusing on RF Surgery - the things you should know about RF Surgery use and how to apply them in a safe manner to common surgical procedures in veterinary practice to minimize patient morbidity and complications.

The second day will be on orthopedic surgery in small animals, focusing on the TTA RAPID® & Rapid Luxation procedure. 

The Titanium TTA RAPID® system is a straightforward procedure to treat Cranial Cruciate Ligament Ruptures in Canine and Feline patients. TTA RAPID only requires a partial osteotomy. It features multiple points of screw fixation for extra security, and you can simply add a patella luxation spacer to the cage in case your patient suffers from an additional Patellar Luxation. The TTA RAPID® is highly versatile with 2mm up to 15mm cages. It has been shown to reduce surgery time, reduce infection rates and get patients "back on their feet" quickly. 

SPACE IS LIMITED! Reserve your seat now. Registration until March 16th, 2023.

EUROPE

WORKSHOP

CrCL Ruptures in Small Animals: 

TTA RAPID®, TPLO, CBLO

  • May 13-14, 2023 (2-day Workshop)
  • Stuttgart, Germany
See details
Tierklinik Stuttgart Plieningen GbR
Hermann Fein Strasse 15 (near the airport)
70599 Stuttgart, Germany

EUR 990

German

2 Days, 8 hours each

Wet Lab

to be announced

Hugo Schmökel

Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl. ECVS, MRCVS

Open for pre-registration

Objectives of this 2-Day course are to learn the basic biomechanics of the tibial osteotomies TPLO, CBLO and TTA, and their use in dogs smaller than 15kg. 

Agenda:

Current treatment of cranial instability in small dogs compared to large dogs, Biomechanics of the stifle and the common effect of the tibial osteotomies, Differences between TPLO, CBLO and TTA, Preoperative planning of the three osteotomies taking the anatomy of the smaller dogs in consideration, Surgical procedure TPLO, CBLO and TinyTTA in small dogs, common and specific complications of the tibial osteotomies, Results available for the tibial osteotomies in small dogs, Practical Lab

More Information to follow.

WEBINARS

ONLINE

WEBINAR

Fracture Treatment in Small Breeds: 

Experience of 100 Cases

  • Online
  • Watch the webinar replay for free!
See details

For free (Registration required)

English

45 minutes

Hugo Schmökel

Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl ECVS, MRCVS

Beginners

Please register to watch the Webinar for free.

ONLINE

WEBINAR

CrCL Ruptures in Small Breeds: 

Osteotomies or extra capsular repair

  • Online
  • Watch the webinar replay for free!
See details

CrCL Ruptures in Small Breeds: Should we use osteotomies instead of extra capsular repair?

For free (Registration required)

English

45 minutes

Hugo Schmökel

Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl ECVS, MRCVS

Beginners

Please register to watch the Webinar for free.

ONLINE CE COURSES

ONLINE

ONLINE CE COURSE

TTA RAPID®

Learn how to perform CCL Repair with TTA RAPID®

Dr. Yves Samoy shares with you his knowledge that he has gained since the beginning of TTA RAPID®. This online course is recorded with the same presentation materials used in the "live" wet-labs all around the globe. You may ask questions in the comments section of each chapter. Dr. Samoy will then receive an email with your question and follow-up with you that way.

This virtual course offers a long and detailed "real" surgery with live comments from Dr. Yves Samoy. 

ONLINE

ONLINE CE COURSE

Tiny TTA RAPID®

Learn how to fix CCL Ruptures in Tiny Animals with the Tiny  TTA RAPID® System

Dr. Hugo Schmökel shares with you all his knowledge about CCL Ruptures in Tiny Animals. It will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part. You may ask questions in the comments section of each chapter. Dr. Schmökel will then receive an email with your question.

The only difference between this online course and a wet-lab is the practical part. This course offers a long and detailed "real" surgery with the live comments from Dr. Hugo Schmökel. But you are required to practice on your own with cadavers. 

ONLINE

ONLINE CE COURSE

Rapid Luxation

Learn how to fix Patella Luxation  with the RAPID LUXATION System

Patella  Luxations can be challenging, especially using previous techniques. Luckily, we have developed a seamless, simple technique for addressing both patella luxations and cruciate ligament ruptures.

Dr. Hugo Schmökel shares with you all his knowledge about Patellar Luxations. The course is divided into a theoretical and a practical part. Any questions may be asked in the comments section of each chapter, which will then be received and responded to by Dr. Schmökel.

MEET OUR LECTURERS

We work with key opinion leaders and well-known names in the industry.  

Grab the chance to meet them in our workshops or online courses.

Sweden

Hugo Schmökel
DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, MRCVS

Read his biography

European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery - graduated 1995.

Dr. Schmökel is an experienced and globally recognized expert. Before his current position as Chief Veterinary Officer at Evidensia Strömsholm, Sweden's largest veterinary clinic, he worked at several large clinics and universities.

Dr. Schmökel has written numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters and regularly gives lectures and seminars worldwide.

USA

Dr. Jeff Mayo
DVM, DABVP, MANZCVS

Read his biography

Dr. Robert “Jeff” Mayo was born in Virginia, and moved to Idaho in 1978.

From to 2008 to now, Dr. Mayo has flown and taught internationally in Japan, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Australia and several other countries. Dr. Mayo has trained hundreds if not over a thousand Veterinarians on laser surgery, radiosurgery, orthopedics and soft tissue surgery as well as regenerative medicine and alternative therapies.

Dr. Mayo has lectured at dozens of national and international veterinary conferences further sharing his knowledge to other veterinarians to better serve the patients and communities.

Dr. Mayo’s peak interests includes knee surgeries, fracture repairs, second opinions, radiosurgery, alternative sterilization and regenerative medicine.

Read more...   

Germany

Andreas Pfeil
Dr. med. vet.

Read his biography


Specialist veterinarian for surgery (with WBE)
Specialist veterinarian for small animals and pets (with WBE)

Graduated Veterinary Medicine in 1998 at Leipzig and was research associate / PhD student at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig until 1999.

Dr. Pfeil went on to work as Assistant and Senior Physician at a Veterinary Clinic in Dresden until 2008 and then in Jena in 2009.

In 2014, he co-founded and opened his own clinic in Jena.

Memberships:
ESVOT (European Society of Veterinary Orthopedics and Traumatology)
ESVONC (European Society of Veterinary Oncology)
ATF (Academy for Veterinary Training)

Germany

Jörg Wackes
Dr. med. vet.

Read his biography

Specialist veterinarian for small animals and pets.

Dr. Jörg Wackes specializes in surgery, endoscopy and dentistry, and intensively engages in trainings at his home country Germany and abroad.

Memberships:
DVG German Veterinary Medical Society and the DGK-DVG specialist groups for small animal medicine and surgery
DGT-DVG German Society for Veterinary Dentistry
DGK-DVG AG Laser Medicine
DGK-DVG AG Wound Management

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Prof. Björn Meij
DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVS

Read his biography


Björn Meij is a Dutch veterinarian, professor and European specialist (Diplomate ECVS) in small animal surgery since 1993.

Today, he is head of surgery at the Utrecht university where he leads a team of specialist surgeons and is ECVS resident coordinator.

Dr. Meij is well-known for his research within orthopaedics and neurosurgery.

ghent university

Yves Samoy
Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl. ECVSMR

Read his biography

Yves Samoy graduated in 2003 cum laude at Ghent University, Belgium.
After graduation, he continued to work at Ghent University at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Morphology, Medical Imaging, Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy and Nutrition to improve his orthopedic skills.

From 2006 to June 2012 he was a full time assistant in the Orthopedic
department. During this period, he laid the basis of the physiotherapy and
rehabilitation unit at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. B. Van Ryssen he finished his PhD on Elbow
incongruity in the dog in 2011. Since July 2012 he is Doctoral Assistant in
the Orthopedic department and is involved in all kinds of orthopedic surgery including arthroscopy. He is also the developing surgeon behind the TTA Rapid technique. Since 2015 he is CCRP certified by Ghent University and in charge of the Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Unit. 

In 2019 he became a diplomate of the European college of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation.

Yves Samoy is author or co-author of several orthopaedic publications in
international journals.

SWEDEN

Ditte Skytte
DVM, ECVS

Read her biography


Ditte Skytte finished her veterinarian studies 2004 in Denmark and got the certificate CertSAS in 2011. Since 2019 is Ditte an European specialist (Diplomate ECVS) in small animal surgery.

Dr. Skytte has previously worked in referral practice in Denmark and at the surgical department of Copenhagen University teaching students.  In the past 9 years, she has been working in referral practice at Strömsholm small animal hospital, treating mainly orthopedic cases and being an ECVS resident supervisor.

She has travelled giving lectures at orthopedic courses in Denmark, Hungary, Italy, and Japan.

Dr. Skytte is the author and co-author of several orthopedic, neuro-, and soft tissue surgery publications in
peer reviewed journals.

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