AOVET Course—Masters in Small Animal - Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
Lisbon, Portugal
26 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
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This workshop is for practicing veterinarians and residents who would like to develop proficiency in the planning and successful execution of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy using locking TPLO plates for stabilization. The didactic part of the workshop covers clinical examination of the cruciate deficient stifle, TPLO and radiographic planning concepts, the surgical technique of locking TPLO plating, meniscal injury, as well as the outcome and complications of TPLO.  The surgical technique of plate application is practiced on plastic bone models. During the workshop, there will be much opportunity for discussion of questions, concepts, and problems with course faculty.
Event program
Learning objectives
Recognize the clinical and radiographic indications for TPLO surgery
Perform surgical planning for TPLO surgery
Apply the principles of locking TPLO plate fixation
Perform the surgical approach for combined stifle joint exploration and TPLO surgery
Be familiar with the application of locking TPLO plates to stabilize the osteotomy
Richard Whitelock DVR DSAS(Orth) DECVS  (International course chairperson)
Luca Vezzoni DVM  (Co-Chairperson)
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Level Masters
Region Europe
Language(s) English
Scope International
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Small animal surgery
Closing date26 May 2017
Available places22
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 1250.00 EUR
Available discounts Amount %
AOVET Members (support: -62.50 EUR 5%
Related event discount -187.50 EUR 15%
Payment options and information
In case you encounter a problem with your credit card payment then please feel free to contact us at the AOVET office in Zurich :
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
Monika Gutscher
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Philipp Schneider
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Hotel Pestana Cascais

The Pestana Cascais is a 4-star hotel located in one of the most luxurious areas of Lisbon's coastal region, Vila de Cascais. It is very close to various beaches, including the surfer's paradise Guincho beach, parks, museums, shopping centres and the Casino do Estoril.

It offers both an outdoor and indoor swimming pool with whirpool bath, sauna and Turkish bath, as well as a restaurant and a bar. During the summer, enjoy the outdoor swimming pool  and gardens with views of the Atlantic ocean.

All rooms feature a kitchenette, balcony, air conditioning and Wi-Fi.


Restaurants and Services

The hotel offers a shuttle that takes you to the centre of Cascais year-round.

You can also enjoy the garden with an impressive outdoor swimming pool . In winter, you will be surprised by the comfort and natural light at the indoor swimming pool . Don't forget to schedule a massage.

Try regional specialities at the Oceano restaurant and enjoy some cocktails at bar Atlântico.


The hotel is located 35 km from Lisbon Airport, 10 km from Estoril and 19 km from Sintra.

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