Orthopaedic Update- what’s changed in the last 10-15 years?
Mini Series

Get all the help you need with orthopaedic updates in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the live meetings OR the recordings across all devices
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Trauma Update

  • Understand the biomechanics of locking plates and titanium implants
  • Discover the emergence of anatomy specific implants
  • Understand how MIPO can improve fracture healing and minimise patient trauma
  • Learn how intraoperative imaging with fluoroscopy and arthroscopy can improve fracture reduction and alignment
  • Review strategies to triage trauma patients and provide care to soft tissue wounds

Session 2

Developmental Disease Update

  • Review of cartilage resurfacing techniques
  • Demonstrate examples of total joint replacements: hip, stifle, ankle, elbow, shoulder
  • Understand osteotomy procedures to alter joint mechanics
  • Appraise our understanding of joint pathology and how this is changing our management strategies

Session 3

Spinal and MSK Soft Tissue Update

  • Discover new implants and techniques for instrumented spinal surgery
  • Understand how regenerative medicine with stem cells and platelet rich plasma can aid tissue healing
  • Review various ligament replacement materials and bone anchors to allow MSK soft tissue reconstruction
  • Reveal the importance of surgical registries; such as the total hip and canine cruciate registry
  • Discussion on ethics, accountability, and responsibility of orthopaedic surgeons

Meet the Presenter....

Dr James Guthrie

RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr James Guthrie is one of the most highly qualified veterinarians in Europe and the only veterinarian in the UK to be a Diplomate in both Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue & Neurosurgery) and Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Early career

James graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2010 and was awarded as the best student of his class in veterinary orthopaedics. He then completed a one-year rotating internship at Northwest Surgeons; a veterinary referral hospital in Cheshire. Following this, he spent two years working in a small animal hospital in Berkshire where he obtained the RCVS Advanced Veterinary Practice Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.

Orthopaedic surgery

In 2013, James joined Fitzpatrick Referrals as a Duty Vet and completed a one-year surgical internship. Following this, James stayed at Fitzpatrick Referrals to pursue his goal of becoming a specialist surgeon and completed a three-year residency programme in small animal surgery in connection with the VRCC.
James became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2018, and shortly afterwards was recognised as a Specialist in Small Animal Surgery by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Sports medicine and rehabilitation

On the day James completed his surgical residency he began a residency in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation. James completed the residency and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2021. In 2021, he also became certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. James became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2022.

Teaching and research

James is involved with the training of residents and interns at Fitzpatrick Referrals to help develop the specialist vets of the future. He is also a guest lecturer and Clinical Instruction Mentor for the veterinary students at the University of Surrey. James has published multiple research papers and presented his findings at national conferences.

James continually strives to improve his own knowledge and has also studied towards, and is awaiting examination, for the RCVS Advanced Veterinary Practice Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

Attend the Live Sessions or watch the Recordings later - it's up to you!

Live sessions

Session 1 - Wednesday 15th November 2pm-4pm (UKTime)

Session 2 - Wednesday 29th November 2pm-4pm (UKTime)

Session 3 - Wednesday 13th December 2pm-4pm (UKTime)

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No special equipment required... just a decent broadband connection

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Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format and take the stress out of small animal neurology in your practice

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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months!
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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