About My Pet's Brace
SUCCESS AT THE ATLANTIC COAST VETERINARY CONFERENCE
Jim, Clayton and Mark had the opportunity to explain the benefits of custom leg braces for dogs and other animals to hundreds of veterinarians, veterinary rehab professionals and technicians as well as clinic managers and administrators at the ACVC on October 14, 15 and 16. The twenty-fourth annual Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference was held in Atlantic City, NJ, and gave veterinary professionals an opportunity to attend educational courses ranging from traditional subjects such as soft tissue surgery and emergency care to exciting new areas such as laser therapy, physical rehabilitation and complementary medicine.
We especially enjoyed answering questions and talking to the attendees who stopped by the My Pet’s Brace booth. We met veterinarians from as far away as Victoria, Australia and Montreal, Canada and got caught up with old friends like Dr. Karin-Susan Breitlauch from Creature Comforts Animal Hospital and Kirsty Oliver from Red Bank Veterinary. Particularly enjoyable was meeting some of the staff members from a few of the practices that have sent us patients such as Wyomissing Animal Hospital, French Creek Veterinary Hospital, Willow Creek Veterinary Center, Ark Animal Hospital, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
This was our third trip to the ACVC. The level of awareness of the availability and benefits of veterinary orthotics and prosthetics, especially canine knee braces, has grown tremendously since our first visit. That being said, we were giving many of the veterinary professionals we talked to their first exposure to custom-made leg braces for dogs. It is gratifying to be able to offer them a new solution for their clients when surgery is not an option, especially for ACL/CCL injuries in dogs.
It is always beneficial for us to listen to what the veterinary community has to say about what will help them in their practices and the 2014 ACVC was no exception.