The AOVET research and development activities are central to AOVET’s goal of advancing clinical patient care and outcomes through evidence-based medicine. With this in mind, the R&D Commission advises AOVET’s specialty and international boards on clinical challenges for surgeons and how they can be best addressed.

The mission of AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) is Excellence in applied Preclinical Research and Development within trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system and translation of this knowledge to achieve more effective patient care worldwide.

AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation (AOCID) plans and executes the most pertinent clinical studies, designs state-of-the-art clinical research education, and applies health economic techniques to validate current practice in the field of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. AO


AOVET R+D CommissionThe AOVET R&D Commission oversees the global operation of all activities. More


Promoting the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. More


The AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AOPEER) offers surgeons the ability to gain training and experience in all phases of clinical research. More


The Veterinary Expert Group (VEEG) is responsible for the development and clinical testing of new devices as well as their educational concepts. More