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October 31 - November 1, 2024

Bone Plating for Small Mammal & Avian Fracture Repair

Are you interested in providing orthopedic care for toy breeds, exotic pets, and avian species? Expand your orthopedic skills by learning bone plating techniques designed specifically for these delicate patients. Through lectures and hands-on labs, you’ll gain a solid foundation in:
  • Fracture repair strategies optimized for small anatomies
  • Plating principles that facilitate bone healing
  • Surgical approaches applicable to small mammal and avian patients
  • Fracture pre-op planning, intra-op decision-making, and postoperative care
  • Whether you’re a surgeon seeking to refine your skills or a practitioner wanting to offer orthopedic care for tiny companions, this 2-day workshop is for you.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Understand bone plating fundamental principles, biomechanics, and application techniques.
  • Appreciate the unique anatomical considerations and surgical approaches utilized for small mammals and avian patients.
  • Accurately plan surgical procedures, evaluate preoperative imaging, and select appropriate implants and instrumentation.
  • Develop proficiency in plate contouring, application techniques, and troubleshooting through extensive hands-on practice.
  • Understand the unique features and attributes of the VetKISS Micro Plating System.
  • Implement proper postoperative care protocols, including pain management and monitoring for complications.


No required prerequisites. This 2-day workshop is designed for individuals with little to no bone plating experience seeking to refine their orthopedic skillset for treating fractures in smaller-sized patients.

Questions & Registration

Movora Education


Caleb Hudson, DVM, MS, DACVS

Renée Schott, DVM, CWR


Movora Education Center
480 William F. McClellan Highway
Boston, MA 02128
United States

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