Who we are
A global network of surgeons, scientists, and other professionals highly specialized in the field of veterinary surgery of the musculoskeletal system
We advance the practice of veterinary surgery to improve patient outcomes.
This is accomplished by building a network of professionals with common goals and a love of orthopedics and teaching, to share their experiences, their knowledge, and their expertise in a more collegial and collaborative way.
AO VET is one of the four clinical divisions of the AO, the world’s pre-eminent educator in orthopedics.
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The first 40 years
An in-depth look into AO VET's history
"AO VET is a wonderful community of humble experts who are dedicated to helping advance the discipline of orthopaedics by educating the veterinary profession and hence improving surgical planning, surgical knowledge, and consequently surgical outcomes."
Dr Rob Hill, Australia, repeat course participant