AO VET honors history, outlines future at AO Davos Courses 2019

Leading figures from AO VET discuss its origins, achievements, and future plans

10 December 2019

AO Davos Courses 2019. Piras, Kirker-Head
Carl Kirker-Head (right) and Alessandro Piras at the AO Davos Courses 2019

Leading figures from AO VET took the stage at the Congress Centre in Davos during the opening ceremony for the second week of the AO Davos Courses. Veterinary surgeons from across the world have gathered in Davos to take part in the courses offered by AO VET, to learn from each other, and from leaders in their field.

Speaking during the opening ceremony, AO VET International Board Chairperson Carl Kirker-Head (pictured above) marked the 50th anniversary of AO VET's formal establishment with an overview of its origins, and key moments in its history. Kirker-Head outlined AO VET's Swiss origins and described it's growing global presence.

AO VET Education Commission Chairperson Alessandro Piras (pictured above) highlighted the commonalities between AO VET and the AO's other clinical divisions and clinical unit. They treat a similar range of patients with lifestyles that range from sedentary to extreme athletes, and deal with injuries that develop over time or are high impact.

AO VET has a central role within the AO in driving innovation in treatment for human and animal patients alike.

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