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Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation News
A Publication of ACVSMR

IN THIS ISSUE


President's Message

ACVSMR at ACVS Surgery Summit - October 8

Call for Volunteers: ACVSMR Vice President and Secretary

And More...
 

President's Message

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

Summer is full swing, and I hope you are all able to take some time to recharge. Before we know it fall will be here, with school starting for kids, and course work for those of us in academia! With fall, comes our annual meeting in conjunction with the ACVS Surgery Summit being held in Chicago October 7-9th. I can’t wait to see many of you in person for the first time since early 2020! Our CE group has put together a great track of education for us, including a phenomenal key note speaker in Dr. Martha Murray.
 
Dr. Murray is an orthopedic surgeon with the Sports Medicine Division of Boston Children's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Murray is internationally recognized as an expert in the care of sports injuries of the knee, including injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus. She has won multiple national awards for her work advancing the care of patients with these injuries, including the Kappa Delta and Cabaud Memorial Awards, respectively the highest research awards in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She will be presenting in our keynote lecture “Restoring Torn Ligaments Using Regenerative Medicine”, on Friday October 8th at 8AM. For those of you lucky enough to have seen her at VOS 2020 as the Jacques Jenny Lecturer, you know she is not to be missed! 
 
Keep your eyes peeled for an email with ballots for election of our next Vice President and Secretary on the Board of Directors. Our new members will join the Board at our annual meeting in October. At the same time, we will have openings on several of our committees. I would STRONGLY urge you to consider participating in your college by joining one of these committees. It’s a great way to be involved in shaping the future of  our college (and get some recredentialing points along the way…!). 
 
Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Cheers,


Nina R. Kieves, DVM, Dipl ACVS, ACVSMR
President, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

AO Sports Medicine Course

Are you looking into expanding your skills and knowledge on surgical management of sporting injuries in dogs? Are you interested in discussing real case problems with international field experts? AO VET North America has the perfect opportunity for you!

The AO VET NA Masters Course—Surgical Management of Injuries in Canine Sports Medicine with Wet-lab / September 22-24, 2021,  to be given in Las Vegas, NV, has been specifically designed for veterinary residents and veterinary surgeons to fine-tune their skills in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of sporting injuries to maximize success and allow for a return to athletic function in the canine patient. This newly formatted course includes pre-course lectures and case-based discussion to allow the live event to focus on labs and small group discussions. 
 
Learning will be delivered by both Regional and International AO VET faculty through lectures and live discussions, hands-on laboratory sessions ( both wet and dry lab ), clinical examinations on LIVE canines on the first day of the course, ultrasound evaluation of tendon structures and tendon injection on cadavers, expert panel and group discussions ( both small and large group ), review and discussion of participant submitted cases, and three online ZOOM pre course sessions which will include additional veterinary experts in the field of Sports Medicine.  
 
Register Here

Important Deadline Reminder

The deadline for Residency Pre-approval is September 1st, 2021! For more information please click here.

Join Us October 8 for the ACVSMR Business Meeting and Lecture Track at the ACVS Surgery Summit in Chicago, Illinois

ACVSMR Business Meeting and Lunch
 

The ACVSMR Business Meeting will be held Friday, October 8, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois in conjunction with the ACVS Surgery Summit. All ACVSMR diplomates and residents are welcome to attend. The ACVSMR education sessions will break for lunch at 12:00 pm, and attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibit hall for a complimentary box lunch (voucher required) and return for the business meeting.


ACVSMR Lecture Track


ACVSMR is pleased to present its lecture track for its annual Educational Meeting on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the ACVS Surgery Summit in Chicago. Registration for the ACVS Surgery Summit opened May 1, 2021. To learn more about the meeting, please click here.

ACVSMR residents are eligible for the resident rate for the ACVS Surgery Summit. Please select that option at registration.
8:00 am Keynote: Restoring Torn Ligaments Using Regenerative Medicine
Martha Murray MD

9:15 am Break

 
ACVSMR Scientific Abstract Session
 
10:15 am Multifidus muscle activation in response to therapeutic exercises in horses
Tena Ursini DVM, DACVSMR

10:20 am Nonsurgical Rehabilitation in Dachshunds with T3-L3 Myelopathy: Prognosis and Rates of Recurrence
Jordan Sedlacek DVM, MPH, Resident ACVSMR

10:40 am Efficacy of a commercial dry sleeve cryotherapy system for cooling the equine metacarpus
Carrie Jacobs DVM, DACVS-LA, Resident ACVSMR

11:00 am Systematic Review of Postoperative Rehabilitation Interventions after Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair
Leilani Alvarez DVM, DACVSMR

11:20 am Underwater kinematic analysis of the fore- and hindlimbs during straight line free swimming in horses
Emma Santosuosso DVM

11:40 am Evaluation of Transduction Efficiency of Self-complementary Adeno-associated Virus Vector Serotypes in Canine Joint Cell Culture: Development of a New Strategy for the Treatment of Canine Osteoarthritis
Ah young Kim DVM, MS, Resident ACVSMR

12:00 pm Lunch - ACVSMR Business Meeting

 
ACVSMR Canine Track  
ACVSMR Equine Track
1:30 pm From the laboratory to clinical practice: biomechanics of the cranial cruciate deficient stifle
Bryan Torres DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR
Unique aspects of muscle conditioning and repair in horses
Stephanie Valberg DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVSMR

2:15 pm Restoring function in the cranial cruciate injury dog: an evidence-based review of surgical options
Bryan Torres DVM PhD, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR
Muscle disorders affecting performance in Warmblood horses
Stephanie Valberg DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVSMR

2:45 pm Post-op CCL rehab based on principles of healing
Leilani Alvarez DVM, DACVSMR
The relationship between postural control and paraspinal muscle adaptation in horses undergoing rehabilitation
Melissa King DVM, DACVSMR

3:15 pm Break  

4:00 pm Return to sport after stifle surgery
Mary Sarah Bergh DVM, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR
Clinical use of pressure allometry in equine musculoskeletal rehabilitation
Melissa King DVM, DACVSMR

4:30 pm Orthotic devices for cranial cruciate disease: is there evidence for efficacy?
Patsy Mich  DVM, MS, DACVBP, DACVAA, DACVSMR
Muscle atrophy:  Why did it go and when will it come back?
Stephanie Valberg DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVSMR

5:00 pm Conservative management of cranial cruciate disease: is there evidence for efficacy?
Patsy Mich  DVM, MS, DACVBP, DACVAA, DACVSMR
The Effect of Core Abdominal Muscle Rehabilitation Exercises on Return to Training and Performance in Horses After Colic Surgery
Tara Shearer DVM, DACVS-LA

5:30 pm Conservative management of cranial cruciate disease – panel
Patsy Mich  DVM, MS, DACVBP, DACVAA, DACVSMR
Bryan Torres DVM PhD, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR
Mary Sarah Bergh DVM, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR
Equine Aquatic Therapy: Uncharted Waters
Melissa King DVM, DACVSMR

ACVSMR Logo Apparel

ACVSMR has partnered with Lands End to provide various apparel and accessories, all with the ACVSMR logo! Logo apparel is available to ACVSMR members only and members receive discounted pricing based on being an organization under the AVMA umbrella, so our pricing reflects the volume discounts created by the AVMA’s agreement with Land’s End. You can put our logo on just about anything Land’s End sells, and there are options for customizing the thread color for the desired contrast with the garment color.

Turn around time is 10-14 business days shipped directly to you, with additional fees for rush orders.
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Opportunity Knocks ... It's Time to Open the 'Social Media' Door

Will your case go viral on the ACVSMR's Facebook and Instagram pages?
 
Send your best stories, pictures, videos, case reports, happy notes of the day ... directly to the moderators.

 

Send Us Your Photos and Success Stories!

Send us photos from your activities! Have you been involved in a recent canine or equine competition? Do you have a success story about a patient to share? Did you recently present at a sports medicine or rehabilitation-related conference?

Help us spread the word about rehabilitation and sports medicine by sharing photos and success stories of your activities! Please send your photos with captions and success stories to info@vsmr.org. We will acknowledge you and/or your practice in the credits of each photo. Thank you!

Model Release Form We also have created a model release form that your clients can sign to give permission for ACVSMR to publish their photos.

Download the model release form.

Please email completed forms to secretary@vsmr.org

Join the ACVSMR Speaker Registry!

Thank you to the ACVSMR members who have volunteered for our speaker registry. We invite all interested members to register so that we are able to recommend canine and equine speakers for upcoming meetings.

If you are interested in joining the speaker registry, please send an email to Dr. Jennifer Brown, chair of the Continuing Education Committee, at jenbrowndvm@gmail.com with your contact information and topics of interest.

Recent Diplomate Publications

Diplomates and residents, please send your recent publication information to Lindsay Elam at  Lindsay.Elam@colostate.edu so we can announce it here. To see publications from previous months, visit the Diplomate Publications page of our website.

Alves, J.C.; Jorge, P; Santos, A.A survey on the prevalence of diarrhea in a Portuguese population of police working dogs. BMC Veterinary Research 17:211.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-021-02920-y

Alves, J.C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P. Platelet-rich plasma therapy in dogs with bilateral hip osteoarthritis. BMC Veterinary Research 17:207.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-021-02913-x

Alves, J.C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lavrador, C.; Carreira, L. Miguel. Effect of a single intra-articular high molecular weight hyaluronan administration for the management of osteoarthritis in a naturally occurring canine osteoarthritis model. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 16:290 (2021).
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13018-021-02423-4

Alves, J.C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lavrador, C.; Carreira, L. Miguel. Evaluation of digital thermography imaging to assess and monitor treatment of police working dogs with naturally occurring hip osteoarthritis. BMC Veterinary Research 17:180.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-021-02876-z

Bray, E.E.; Otto, C.M.; Udell, M.A.R.; Hall, N.J.; Johnston,  A.M.; MacLean, E.L. (2021).
Enhancing the Selection and Performance of Working Dogs. Front. Vet. Sci. 8:644431. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.644431 

Ramos, M.T.Farr, B.Otto, C.M. (2021).
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Working Dogs. Vet Clin NA Small Anim Pract in 51(4): 859-876, 2021. 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2021.04.005

Otto, C.; Sell, T.; Veenema, T.; Hosangadi, D.; Vahey, R., Connell, N.; Privor-Dumm, L. (2021).
The promise of disease detection dogs in pandemic response: Lessons learned from COVID-19. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-19. doi:10.1017/dmp.2021.183

Hare, E.; Kelsey, K.M.; Neidermeyer, G.M.; Otto,C.M. (2021).
Long-Term Behavioral Resilience in Search-and-Rescue Dogs Responding to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks. Applied Animal Behavior Science 2021, 234:105173
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2020.105173

Hare, E.;  Joffee, E.; Wilson, C.; Serpell, J.; Otto, C.M. (2021).
Behavior Traits Associated with Career Outcome in a Prison Puppy Raising Program. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 2021 Volume 236, March 2021, 105218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2021.105218

Essler, J.L.; Kane, S.A.; Nolan, P.; Akaho, E.H.; Berna, A.Z.; DeAngelo, A., et al. (2021).
Discrimination of SARS-CoV-2 infected patient samples by detection dogs: A proof of concept study. PLoS ONE 16(4): e0250158. 
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250158

Essler, J.L.; Kane, S.A.; Collins, A.; Ryder, K.; DeAngelo, A.; Kaynaroglu, P.; et al. (2021).
Egg masses as training aids for spotted lanternfly Lycorma delicatula detection dogs. PLoS ONE 16(5): e0250945. 
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250945

Millares‐Ramirez, E.M.; Lavoie, J‐P. Bronchial angiogenesis in horses with severe asthma and its response to corticosteroids. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2021; 1-9 
https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.16159

Diplomate Presentations in the Next 90 Days

Diplomates: Please send details of any upcoming lectures and workshops that you will present to secretary@vsmr.org. These lectures qualify as continuing education for diplomates pursuing recertification.

Sacropelvic Pathology in Horses- Virtual
July 21
Kevin Haussler, DVM, DC, PhD, Dipl. ACVSMR

Canine Rehabilitation Clinical Applications - Littleton, Colorado
July 23-26
Patsy Mich, DVM, MS,  DABVP, DACVAA, DACVSMR
Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, MANZCVS

AVMA Annual Convention - Virtual
August 1
Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, MANZCVS

Canine Rehabilitation Nurse Module - Littleton, Colorado
August 6-8
Patsy Mich, DVM, MS,  DABVP, DACVAA, DACVSMR.

Sacropelvic Rehabilitation in Horses- Virtual
August 18
Kevin Haussler, DVM, DC, PhD, Dipl. ACVSMR

Canine Rehabilitation Clinical Skills - Littleton, Colorado
August 21-23
Patsy Mich, DVM, MS,  DABVP, DACVAA, DACVSMR
Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, MANZCVS

Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Arlington, Texas
August 26-28 
Juliette Hart, DVM, MS, DACVSMR, CVA, CCRT

The Use of Kinesiology Taping in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation- Virtual
September 1, 8, 15, 22
Sybille Molle, DVM, DACVSMR, CERT

Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation - Zoom and Littleton, Colorado
September 5, September 11-14
Leilani Alvarez, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CCRT, CVCHM
Patsy Mich, DVM, MS,  DABVP, DACVAA, DACVSMR
Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, MANZCVS

Canine Sports Medicine - Littleton, Colorado
September 16-18
Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVSMT, CVA
Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, MANZCVS

AO VET NA Masters Course—Surgical Management of Injuries in Canine Sports Medicine- Las Vegas, Nevada
September 22-24
Mary Sarah Bergh, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR; Kenneth Bruecker, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR; Nic R. Cabano, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR; Nina Kieves, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR; Steven Martinez, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR; Cynthia Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR; Steven Petersen, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR; Dirsko J.F. von Pfeil, Dr. med. vet., DVM, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR

Available Positions

ACVSMR offers a classified section to advertise job, internship, and residency opportunities. Job advertisements will be included in 3 issues of the ACVSMR email newsletter and posted on the ACVSMR website for 3 months unless a shorter time period is requested. Ads are complementary for 3 months for ACVSMR diplomates and $75 for 3 months for non-members. ACVSMR diplomates must be signed into the website for the fee to be waived.

Please visit the ACVSMR Career Center on our website to place your ad.

Current Job Openings

Available Residencies and Internships

ACVSMR residencies and internships can also be found by searching the VIRMP website. They are listed under "Residency/Internship - Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation."
Additional residency programs may be found by contacting universities and practices directly. Some of these programs are not part of the match process. Traditional residencies are available at the following institutions:
Canine
  • Lakeshore Veterinary Services
  • University of Florida
  • Vienna, Virginia
  • Annapolis Junction, Maryland
Equine
  • University of Georgia
  • Lakeshore Veterinary Services
  • Mocksville, North Carolina
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Tennessee
  • Texas A&M University
  • Dave County Large Animal Hospital
  • University of Florida

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