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– Oct 26-28, 2023 –

Advanced Fracture Repair

Browse 2024 Hands-on CE


  • Date: October 26-28 2023
  • Venue: Viticus Group, Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Orthopedic
  • Enrollment Capacity: 24
  • CE Hours: 24
  • Cost
    • Veterinarians: $2,725
    • Veterinary Technicians: $1,365
  • Instructors:
    • Kenneth A. Bruecker, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR
    • Steven Petersen, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR
    • Donald Hulse, DVM, DACVS, DECVS

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Course Description:

Intra-articular fractures, peri-articular fractures and pelvic fractures are challenging to manage if not correctly classified and treated with a proper selection of implants. You’ve been through a Basic Fracture Course. You have some experience with Bone Plating of Long Bone Fractures. Now, you are ready to gain experience with the more challenging fractures seen in your small animal patients.

In this course, you will focus on such types of Complex Fractures using bone plates applied in compression, neutral and bridging
fashions. Postoperative radiographs will be acquired to assess the participant’s repair technique. This course is appropriate for specialists, residents, and orthopedic enthusiasts in general practice with existing Basic Fracture repair experience and interest in advancing their decision-making skills and treatment of complex fracture.

Course Requirements:

Successful Completion of a Basic Fracture Course. Prior to the course, participants are required to review the pertinent surgical anatomy and approaches.


Kenneth Bruecker, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR


Donald Hulse, DVM, DACVS, DECVS

Steven Petersen

Steven Petersen, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR

Learning Objectives - Advanced fracture repair

  • Following this course, participants will have gained the knowledge and skill to approach and stabilize ilial body fractures.
  • Following this course, participants will have gained the knowledge and skill to approach and stabilize distal periarticular femoral fractures.
  • Following this course, participants will have gained the knowledge and skill to approach and stabilize fractures in and around the elbow joint.

Course sponsored in part by 



Viticus Group’s official lodging partner is Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley. Special lodging discounts are available to participants attending courses at the Viticus Center. Please make these arrangements once you have purchased your course by calling 702.434.4700 and be sure to mention that you are attending a course at the Viticus Center.  To make a reservation online with our discounted rate, please click here. 

Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley
2800 North Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89014
Toll-free: 702.434.4700

Courtyard Lodging + Travel Includes: 

  • Airport Pick up: Available on request, 7 days a week starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p

  • Guests will need to call the hotel upon arrival (702.434.4700) after they pick up their luggage. At that time, they will be informed of the area they will be picked up and a shuttle driver will be sent by the hotel.

  • Airport drop-off: All drop-offs are every two hours, starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p. Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior to departing.

Viticus Group Transportation Includes: 

  • Shuttle pick-up at the Courtyard 45 minutes prior to the start of your course start time and a short ride to the Viticus Center.

  • At the close of each day, our shuttle will take you back to the Hotel.

  • Last Day Transportation: Shuttle provided both to the airport, and back to the Hotel. (Luggage storage available on campus)

  • If you are a Las Vegas local, or are driving yourself to the course, please arrive to the Oquendo Campus 30 minutes before the start time.

** Please refer to the agenda and email updates for transportation times.**


Public transportation in Las Vegas is limited. If you are staying somewhere other than our preferred partner, you will need to arrange for your transportation to and from the Viticus Center. If you are renting a car, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and several other hotels on the strip may charge for parking. Other transportation options for getting around are taxi service, Uber and Lyft.


  1. Scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.
  2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.
  3. A light sweater for indoor areas.
  4. Plenty of sunscreen.
  5. Electronic charging device to power up.
  6. Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.


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