Specialists' Approach to Mobility - Long term, Holistic Management of Osteoarthritis

Specialists' Approach to Mobility - Long term, Holistic Management of Osteoarthritis

By Naomi Oikonomou

At VetzPetz UK it's our aim to bring together as many specialists as we can on the approach to mobility in order to better equip our community with the knowledge they need.

In this two part series with CPD4Vets experts from the USA, Italy and the U.K. explore protocols around long-term, holistic management of osteoarthritis within both referral and first opinion settings.

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Drs Brian Beale, Bruno Peirone and Kinley Smith share their specialist approach to mobility, collectively exploring both traditional and non-traditional therapies, as well as emerging opportunities in the field of joint health.

brian beale

Dr. Brian Beale:

Dr Brian Beale is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Beale Veterinary Specialists in Victoria, TX and the CEO of Beale’s Best LLC. His special interests are in arthroscopy, minimally invasive fracture management, medical management of osteoarthritis, and perioperative pain management. He has authored numerous book chapters and scientific articles on these topics and is a co-author of the Small Animal Arthroscopy textbook. In 2018, Dr Beale was named a Founding Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery – Small Animal Orthopedics (arthroscopy and fracture repair) by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

bruno pierone

Dr. Bruno Peirone:

Dr Bruno Peirone is a Professor of Orthopaedics at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Turin. Director of the postgraduate school of Veterinary Surgery in Small Animals, his main field of interest being Fracture treatment (ORIF, ESF, CESF, MIPO techniques) and limb deformity correction in dogs. Dr. Peirone is a published author of 52 papers in various Italian and international journals.

Kinley Smith

Dr. Kinley Smith:

Kinley Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2000 and spent 7 years in small animal practice in Derbyshire and Cheshire, gaining the Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2006. In 2007 he began doctoral training at the University of Liverpool investigating the mechanisms of cruciate ligament disease in dogs. This research was very successful and in 2010 he graduated with a PhD. He gained the ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 2014 and RCVS Specialist status in 2015. Dr. Smith has been published in a number of scientific papers and lectured internationally. His particular interest being in ligament and tendon injuries, treatment of joint disease and management of chronic orthopaedic conditions.


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