AVORE was established in 1972 by a group of veterinarians and veterinary surgeons with a passion for veterinary orthopedics and a commitment to learn and share information. The group established an official non-profit organization 1986 (see ByLaws for more details).
AVORE meets twice a year. The goal of the meetings is to stimulate vigorous open and honest interaction from multiple sources and viewpoints regarding orthopedic topics. All attendees are therefore required to come prepared to present a short topic and to participate in the discussions that follow. Unusual and/or complicated clinical cases, new or modified technique developments, equipment information, orthopedic tips, queries for help and presentation of research projects and results are all encouraged. While formal presentations are not required, organized thoughts help the meetings proceed efficiently. Computer presentations have become the standard.
The guest speaker is invited to present a pertinent orthopedic topic for at least one of the meeting sessions and many meetings with be followed by hands on lab experience.
To maintain the interactive nature of this meeting the number of participants is necessarily limited, therefore pre-registration is important.
The networking potential that develops from the meeting is also an important benefit that is frequently utilized between meetings.
AVORE funds selected research projects and studies in the field of veterinary orthopedic surgery.