From Young Pups to Old Dogs: Addressing Canine Orthopedics


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CE Credits: 2.4 Scientific

Hour 1: Top Tips and Tricks to Evaluate (and Treat) Those Puppy Hips

During the first hour, Dr. Bergh will cover how to describe clinical signs and tips for physical exam findings and diagnostic imaging for juvenile dogs with hip dysplasia. Attendees will also learn how to formulate a treatment plan for dogs with hip dysplasia using clinical signs, age, and radiographic changes. Dr. Bergh will also discuss how to relate disease severity with short- and long-term outcomes.

Hour 2: The Bees’ Knees: What You Need to Know about Cruciate Disease in Dogs

Hour two will cover how to describe clinical signs of CCL rupture and tips for exam findings and diagnostic testing for challenging cases of CCL disease. Dr. Bergh will discuss how to formulate a treatment plan for dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture and describe outcomes from various medical and surgical therapies for CCL disease in dogs.


Mary Sarah Bergh, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR
Dr. Mary Sarah Bergh is the Founder, Medical Director, small animal surgeon, and canine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist at Midwest Veterinary Specialists. She recently opened a brand-new state-of-the-art surgery and rehab center in Greenfield, WI. She is also the President of Frontier Veterinary Urgent Care, a new Urgent Care Center serving the Milwaukee Metro Area. She has earned board certifications from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She attended veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin and completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania and a residency in small animal surgery at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also earned her Masters of Science degree at The Ohio State University in 2008 while investigating fractured central tarsal bones of racing greyhounds. Previously, she was a tenured Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and the Director of the Canine Rehabilitation Center at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include sporting/athletic injuries, joint replacement, arthroscopy, and treatments for cranial cruciate ligament disease and physical rehabilitation. She has published numerous manuscripts on joint replacement and stifle (knee) injuries in the dog. She has traveled worldwide, teaching other veterinarians through continuing education courses and lecturing at scientific meetings. She is an active Faculty member, instructor, and course Chairperson with AOVET, the world-leading orthopedic educational organization.

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