Strengthening AO VET activities in China

Strategic cooperation strengthens AO VET’s activities in China and underscores the AO mission

07 October 2019

China course

AO VET’s new strategic cooperation with an eminent veterinary medical academy in China extends the AO’s reach into the Chinese market, underscores the AO’s mission of improving patient outcomes, and will result in joint organization of an Asian Veterinary Orthopedic and Neurological Conference this month.

The cooperation with Pan’s Veterinary Medical Academy intensifies AO VET’s activities in China. Founded in 2016 by Prof Pan Qing Shan, the academy is a local veterinary association encompassing many internationally experienced experts. Members are committed to providing a professional platform for in-depth study, research, and further development of small animal veterinarians in China.

The scientific conference, scheduled for October 23–25 at ZTE Hotel in Xian, is expected to draw more than 500 participants, primarily from mainland china. The conference will be divided into small animal orthopedics and neurology focus streams and will feature a wide array of activities, including roundtable discussions and AO VET workshops conducted by the Conference Chairman Dr. Pan Quin Shan and Dr. Alessandro Piras in cooperation with well-known international veterinary surgeons. The event will also showcase the latest technology and allow ample opportunities for business networking.

AO VET is the primary educational partner for the event, which includes the following topics:

  • October 23: Dynamic Ulna Osteotomies and Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy (PAUL) for Elbow Dysplasia and Patellar Groove Replacement (PGR) for Patellar Luxation
    Chair: Luca Vezzoni, Italy
    More information

  • October 24: AO VET Surgical Secrets
    Chair: Mark Newman, Australia
    More information

  • October 25: Complex Cases and Advanced Surgery
    Chair: Mark Glyde, Australia
    More information


These workshops, which were open to 70 participants per day and are already sold out, will offer hands-on practical exercises. A few free places at the conference are still available; please contact Iris Lam at for more information.

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