Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference

Welcome to the home of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. Here you’ll find information on our programs, membership and our annual Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference.

President’s Message:

For those of you that were not able to attend the combined World Veterinary Orthopedic Congress and  Veterinary Orthopedic Society meeting in March, you missed one of the best Continuing Education events that I’ve been to in quite some time.  There are so many individuals that deserve credit for a job well done and they will be recognized again elsewhere in this newsletter.  However, I especially want to thank Dr. Mike Kowaleski for his commitment to the Veterinary Orthopedic Society as he passes the reigns of Presidency to me.  Hard shoes to fill, I’m sure.  

A little bit about me.  I graduated from Veterinary School at the University of California in Davis in 1983, finished my Surgical Residency at Colorado Sate University in 1988 and moved immediately to Southern Califonia to small animal surgical referral private practice. 

I presented my first time as a surgical resident at the VOS conference in 1986.  I served on the Executive Board of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society as Treasurer from 2004-2007.  I am honored to again serve on the Executive Board as the new President for 2014-2015.  

The VOS Conference is the one CE that I never want to miss. The entire VOS Board works very hard to make the VOS Conference the one you never want to miss, either.  Next year’s VOS Conference in historic Sun Valley, Idaho during the first week of March 2015 will be no exception.  I encourage you to get the dates on your calendars now.

I can be reached at

Kenneth A. Bruecker, DVM, MS, DipACVS

Future VOS Dates

2015 – 42nd Annual Conference Veterinary Orthopedic Society
Sun Valley, Idaho
February 28-March 7, 2015

2016 – 43rd Annual Conference Veterinary Orthopedic Society
Big Sky, Montana
February 27-March 5, 2016