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8 December 2014
'Total Hip Replacement in Dogs' Professor Kenneth Johnson - Professor in Orthopaedics

Kenneth is a graduate of the University of Sydney where he also completed his Masters and PhD degrees on arthrodesis and bone marrow stem cell, in addition to development to locked nailing techniques. After completing a residency in surgery at Colorado State University, he later held academic appointments at University of Wisconsin, University of Bristol, and Ohio State University. Research on osteoarthritis, locked nailing of fractures, greyhound stress fractures and locking implants are among his interests. He served as President of AOVET, and is the author of more than 100 peer reviewed publications, 30 book chapters, as well as several books including the new fifth edition of "Piermattei's Surgical Approaches to Bones and Joints". In addition he is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Just recently he was given the WSAVA/Hills Pet mobility award for his contributions to clinical research in orthopaedics in dogs and cats.

'Elbows Made Easy(er)' Dr Alex Young - Specialist in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging

A 2004 University of Sydney graduate, Alex has returned to Sydney after 6 years of imaging training at the University of California, Davis. Originally an equine veterinarian, Alex spent her first 2 years in the USA training in Large Animal Ultrasound before embarking on a 4 year radiology training program. She became a specialist radiologist and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2013. Although trained as a veterinary radiologist for all species, Alex's primary interest remains musculoskeletal imaging. She thoroughly enjoys training practitioners in advanced ultrasound techniques, and has regularly worked as an ultrasound workshop demonstrator at the largest veterinary conferences in America and Australia. Alex is excited about the opportunity to continue this educational role through her new position at The University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospitals.

'Bone Tumours - Management Options' Dr Peter Bennett - Clinical Specialist in Oncology & Small Animal Medicine

Peter is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and after a period in general practice he underwent training in Small Animal Internal Medicine based in New Zealand and the USA and then undertook additional training in Oncology at Purdue University in Indiana, USA. Peter is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College in Canine Medicine and a Diplomate of the American College in Small Animal Medicine and Oncology. He is a long term tutor in the DE course in Medical Oncology for CVE and also the MVM program at Massey University. As a Clinical Specialist in Oncology and Small Animal Medicine at the UVTHS, he has an interest in improving and prolonging the quality of life for canine and feline cancer patients. Peter also took up this role to improve the education of future veterinarians in the area of oncology.