Membership

Join the VOA today

Individual Membership £50

Open to Vets, RVNs and animal rehabilitation professionals

12 month’s membership

Included in membership:

• Access to all online OA-related learning materials provided through Vet Stream
• Access to the Blue Paw course and online exam – 75% pass mark
• Pin and material badge on completion of the Blue Paw Award
• Listing on the website upon completion of Blue Paw Award
• Discounted entry to all VOA in person training days or evenings

Practice Membership £250

For practice’s that want to join and add up to 5 members of staff from the same branch location.

Practice membership is required for all practices that want to become a VOA Mobility Practice through our Practice Accreditation Award.

12 month’s membership

Included in membership:

• Access to all online OA-related learning materials provided through Vet Stream
• Access to the Blue Paw course and online exam – 75% pass mark
• Pin and material badge on completion of the Blue Paw Award for all individual members
• Listing on the website upon completion of Blue Paw Award
• Discounted entry to all VOA in person training days or evenings
• Opportunity for the practice to gain VOA Mobility Practice Accreditation Award

Membership Benefits

VOA’s ethos is firmly founded on our mission to improve the care of animals affected by OA.

All of us working on the OA field need a network of professionals in allied disciplines.

There is no substitute for attending a live educational and networking VOA events. Members receive preference on places at these functions.

Regular, accessible recordings of conversations with experts working in various OA fields.

VOA members are encouraged to contribute their own materials to the educational content.

VOA has members in several countries and the footprint is steadily growing so that our reach can be truly global.

Mini-presentations on specific areas of OA and its management.

OA Science is rapidly progressing from laboratory bench to clinic, VOA keeps you up to date with these innovations.

Endorsement for individuals having completed the Blue Paw online training.

VOA is a multidisciplinary community of like-minded professionals. Its strength derives from its inclusivity and sharing of knowledge and best practice.

VOA members can expect to attract more clients and be able to help more pets affected by OA.

Content Library

When you become a VOA member you gain access to our entire content library, which is constantly being updated and expanded with informative, educational content. To view, log into the Member Learning Platform.
Session 1: Aetiology, Pathophysiology
Session 2: Diagnostics
Session 3: Pathophysiology of Pain, Pain Management, Future Therapies
Session 4: Intra-Articular Injections
Session 5: Nutrition & Weight Management, Nutraceuticals
Session 6: Complementary Therapies
Session 7: Surgery 
Session 8: Monitoring 
Final Exam: To attain Blue Paw Individual Member Award.

VOA Bitesize Science

Distinct types of synovial fibroblasts drive inflammation and damage in arthritis – Prof. S. Dakin

Spontaneous Dog Osteoarthritis – A One Medicine Vision

VOA Snippets

How physiotherapy can help the OA patient with David Prydie

How to set up an OA clinic with Dr Russell Chandler

Shooting in the Dark with Stuart Carmichael 

Improving Aim with Stuart Carmichael 

The Lameness Exam with Ross Allen 

How obesity and OA interact, with Dr Russell Chandler

Librela: A factual, unbiased look from Prof. Stuart Carmichael

Range of Motion with David Prydie

Recommended Reading

Laser Therapy in Veterinary Medicine: Photobiomodulation. Ronald J. Riegel & John C. Godbold – Review by Dr Russell Chandler BVSc CertSAO MSc(OrthoEng) MRCVS & Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Orthopaedics

Multimodal Management of Canine Osteoarthritis: 2nd New edition Steven M Fox MS DVM MBA PhD – Review by Dr Russell Chandler BVSc CertSAO MSc(OrthoEng) MRCVS & Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Orthopaedics