Osteoarthritis in Practice

We can do it better, together.

A comprehensive, supportive strategy designed to assist general practitioners with all aspects of OA treatment and management

The OA Clinic Package from the VOA

To give vets the knowledge, clinical skills, tools, support and confidence to implement an OA clinic in practice and ultimately offer a more complete and more effective treatment and management strategy for osteoarthritis patients.

What’s included?

  • Two-day residential course (theory and practical)
  • An extensive range of OA tools for your practice
  • Regular follow up visits by our expert team
  • Ongoing, tailored support for 12 months
  • A network of colleagues and consultants

Develop the skills and discover the tools for your OA clinic

Two day residential CPD course


24th- 25th June 2019


24th – The Crown Hotel, High Street, Bawtry, Doncaster, DN10 6JW

25th – Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Branton, Doncaster, DN4 6TB

(Overnight accommodation included on the 24th.)

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Stuart Carmichael – BVMS MVM DSAO FRCVS

Dr David Prydie – BVMS CertSAO MRCVS

Kay Webb –  MCSP Grad Dip Phys PG Dip Vet Phys ACPAT Cat A


Hannah Capon – BA VetMB MRCVS

Karen Cook – BA VetMB BSc (Hons) MRCVS


  • VOA Intro, OA management and discussion session
  • The OA Clinical Examination
  • Diagnostic Imaging: X-ray interpretation, CT, Arthroscopy
  • Tools and Measuring
  • Intraarticular Treatment Options
  • When to Consider Surgery
  • Body Condition and Nutrition
  • Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals
  • Physiotherapy and Rehab of the OA Patient
  • Environmental Considerations
  • OA Discussion and Case Review

Practical Sessions:

  • Harvesting Bone Marrow and Adipose Tissue
  • Intraarticular Injections
  • Introduction to Needle Arthroscopy
  • Physiotherapy for the OA Patient

Also includes short knowledge assessment session at the end of the two days (leading to practice accreditation)

Tools for your OA clinic

  • Annual licence to Aim-OA, complete with a loaded iPad for use in the clinic
  • Annual licence to Smart Mobility Survey, assisting with client identification of OA patients
  • Goniometer and chart of values to assess range of movement
  • Waiting room materials (wall poster highlighting OA symptoms, client handouts explaining OA and record keeping)

Practice assistance

Q1 (month 1-3)- monthly visit

Monthly site visit to assess OA treatment strategy with current patient group

Assistance with working up individual cases

Assistance with practice knowledge assimilation (other vets, nurses and reception)

Assistance with IA injections

Q2 (month 4-6) – meeting 6 weeks apart

Taking you a stage further in OA training (complicated case review)

Imaging to include ultrasound

Using the Smart Mobility Survey to increase OA clinic volume

Q3 & 4 (month 6-12) – meeting 3 months apart

Review of OA patient group and treatment strategy

Cost for The OA Clinic Package for 12 months (all inclusive):

£2990 + VAT per practice

£790 + VAT in first month and £200 + VAT per month for 11 months.

Includes two delegates for the residential CPD course (two vets or vet and nurse).

**Billed as £790 CPD for two, £200 per month consultancy fee so it won’t use all your CPD budget**

Two day Residential Course ONLY

£990 + VAT per person

(£1790 + VAT for two vets/ nurses from the same practice)

Includes one night hotel accommodation (24th June 2019) 

**10% Discount if booked before 30th April 2019** 

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