Our Courses

Our world class courses range from specialist othopaedic procedures, such as Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) and locking plate application, to Lateral Suture, Patella Luxation and Introduction to Orthopaedics.

Course Registration Form (pdf) Course Booklet Spring/Summer 2018 (pdf)


Courses are led by suitably qualified and accomplished surgeons from around the world.

Dr Kinley Smith


European specialist in small animal surgery. Kinley graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 2000 and worked in small animal practice where he gained a certificate in Small Animal Surgery. This was followed by a PhD in cruciate ligament disease at University of Liverpool. He subsequently became a resident in Small Animal Surgery at Glasgow Vet School, from which he qualified as an ECVS Diplomate. Kinley’s areas of clinical interest are traumatology and critical care; surgical and medical management of joint disease; wound management; and reconstructive surgery.

Duncan Midgley


Duncan graduated from Glasgow in 1991 and achieved his certificate in small animal orthopaedics in 1996. He is a clinical director at Rutland House Referrals, St Helens where he has practiced orthopaedics for over 20 years. His interests lie in all areas of orthopaedics and traumatology; specifically, cranial cruciate disease, application of locking plates, plate rod systems and novel treatment for canine hip disease.

Prof. Filippo Maria Martini


Filippo is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Surgery at the University of Parma, Italy. He graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and earned a PhD in Orthopaedics of Domestic Animals in 1997. Filippo has been elected President of the Italian Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and is also an Ambassador Member of AOVET. He is an author of some 80 works published in national and international journals. His interests are orthopaedics and traumatology in dogs and cats, with a special focus on articular pathologies.

Well organised steps from theory through saw bone and wet labs.  The comprehensive approach was the biggest benefit.

TPLO CPD Course Delegate