Don’t miss this one-day continuing education opportunity! A variety of canine orthopedic topics will be covered, including:

  • Orthopedic examination, differentials, diagnostics and the basics of bandaging,
  • Identifying and managing canine sporting injuries,
  • Radiographic essentials for improved diagnosis of orthopedic disease, and
  • Canine rehabilitation for the general practitioner.

Featured Speakers

Mary Sarah Bergh


Madison, WI

Dr. Mary Sarah Bergh is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is a veterinary surgeon at Edinger Surgical Options in Madison, Wisconsin and an Affiliate Associate Professor at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She attended veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin, completed an internship University of Pennsylvania, and a residency in small animal surgery as well as a Master’s Degree at The Ohio State University. Dr. Bergh is an experienced and internationally recognized speaker and educator, having produced over 200 publications, presentations, and book chapters. She loves clinical practice where she can utilize the best available evidence and therapies to improve the comfort and function of her patients. She has expertise in advanced fracture repair, joint replacement, arthroscopy, endoprosthetics, and neurosurgery, and has special interests in sporting dogs, bone and joint biology (including cranial cruciate ligament disease), and maximizing the return to function after injury.

Lara Day


Madison, WI

Dr. Lara Day graduated cum laude in 2002 from Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine after a previous career as a Civil Engineer. Dr. Lara Day has over 17 years of experience in small animal veterinary medicine, 10 of those exclusively in pain management. She is the co-owner of Veterinary Rehabilitation Center of Wisconsin (VRCW). She became certified in Canine Rehabilitation in 2010 via the University of Tennessee. VRCW is a certified Internship provider for the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI). Dr. Day is also certified in Veterinary Acupuncture via the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and has Advanced Certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine from College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.

She became interested in pain management and physical rehabilitation in 2008 when her dog Lucy became paralyzed due to a rare Hanson type III lumbar disk extrusion. Using acupuncture, herbs and rehabilitation therapy, Lucy regained the ability to walk pain free.

Lara shares her life with her husband, Dr. Tom Day, daughters Keanna and Mila, and a menagerie of pets.

Ryan Demianiuk


Appleton, WI

Dr. Ryan Demianiuk graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Following graduation, Dr. Demianiuk completed both a rotating internship, as well as a surgical internship at FVARC. Dr. Demianiuk departed FVARC in 2010 to pursue a research opportunity in the Collaborative Orthopedic Research Laboratory of Dr. Loic Dejardin at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After a year of research, Dr. Demianiuk began his residency training in small animal surgery at Michigan State University.

While at Michigan State University, Dr. Demianiuk assisted with the teaching of several courses, while also lecturing and presenting his research at local, state and national meetings. In doing so, he received awards for his research and was recognized for his excellence in teaching by Michigan State University. Dr. Demianiuk’s professional interests include surgical oncology, neurosurgery and orthopedics with specific interests in minimally invasive fracture repair, complex angular limb deformities and total joint replacement.

Travis Reed


Racine, WI

Dr. Reed was born and raised in the Mackinaw City area at the northern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. He attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate and veterinary medical education. After graduation in 2009, he moved to Canada to complete a Rotating Internship at the Ontario Veterinary College. He continued his surgical training with a Surgical Internship in Rochester, New York, as well as a Residency in Maryland with the Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Annapolis and Baltimore. Desiring to move back to the midwest, Dr. Reed took a position with the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center (WVRC) in 2015. He has worked at the Grafton, Waukesha, and Racine locations with WVRC, and will be full-time in the Racine clinic in early 2019. Dr. Reed enjoys minimally invasive surgery (e.g., laparoscopy, thoracoscopy) in addition to orthopedic, other soft tissue, and neurologic surgery. Dr. Reed currently lives in downtown Milwaukee and enjoys the parks around the city as well as the access to Lake Michigan, especially with the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center; he also joined the Milwaukee Curling Club.

Event Schedule

March 7 / 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Program Begins

Orthopedic Examination, Differentials, Diagnostics, and the Basics of Bandaging

Travis Reed, DVM, DACVS

This lecture will aim to review the principles of an orthopedic examination and use those findings to build a problem-based differential list, as well as further diagnostics to help hone in on the diagnosis. Basics of external coaptation (bandages and splints) will also be reviewed.

Identifying and Managing Canine Sporting Injuries

Mary Sara Bergh, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR

This session will discuss the clinical presentation and challenges of identifying and treating common sporting injuries in dogs. Clinical cases will be discussed as they relate to various diagnostic and treatment methods.

Radiographic Essentials for Improved Diagnosis of Orthopedic Disease

Ryan Demianiuk, DVM, MPH, SACVS-SA 

For the improved diagnosis of orthopedic disease you must first evaluate a patient’s signalment (i.e. species, age, breed) and examination findings. However, often times by simply noting a patient’s signalment you can quickly narrow your list of differential diagnoses and hence where to focus your eye when performing radiographs. Learn tricks for obtaining quality, diagnostic radiographs followed by specialist tips for the improved identification of orthopedic abnormalities.

Canine Rehabilitation for the General Practitioner


This session will discuss how to include canine rehabilitation in general practice with focus on post orthopedic surgery and geriatric patients. Clinical cases will be discussed with examples of therapeutic exercises and procedures shown.

Speaker Panel

Improve your clinic’s standard of care by getting your questions answered by the speakers. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in an open panel format.

4:30 p.m.



The Phoenix Center
100 S Orange St.
Richland Center, WI 53581
(608) 649-7469


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