Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery

Canine and Feline Orthopedics is a taught distance course offered in Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine Programme (MVM).


  • Wendy Baltzer

On this course you’ll learn:

  • Evaluation techniques for orthopedic patients including gait analysis and physical examination
  • Problem-oriented approach to diagnostic testing for common orthopedic diseases
  • How to integrate historical data, examination and imaging findings with other pertinent test results to arrive at a prioritized list of differential diagnoses
  • About the pathophysiology, prognosis and treatment options for common orthopedic conditions
  • To comfortably perform selected orthopedic repair techniques.

How the course works.

Orthopaedics is one of the MVM courses for postgraduate veterinarians which is taught online via distance learning and led by a recognised international expert in the field.

The course is supported by the latest research, reviews and case material to challenge veterinarians with in-depth, relevant continuing education. Course materials include a printed guide to your reading and assessment which integrates online learning activities such as discussions, quizzes, lessons, library searches, critical evaluation and exercises for self-assessment with reading materials and personal study tasks.

Highlights of the orthpaedics course include: lecturer authored study guide, problem-based exercises and the contact course supported by SECUROS.
With the MVM programme you have the flexibility to study when and where you want and the support of the MVM team to gain an internationally-recognised veterinary qualification that will help you in your practice every day.

15 Credit

Online 15th July 2019 to 15 February 2020.

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