Osteoarthritis Symposium - Zoetis

Revolutionizing the OA


Thursday 21st October 2021

14: 00-14: 30h A new feline era. Solensia ®. Palma García. Zoetis
14: 30-15: 15h Keys for Diagnosis and management of the owner in feline OA. Félix Vallejo
15: 15-16: 00h Keys for the treatment and management of feline OA. Salvador Cervantes
16: 00- 16: 45h Innovation and paradigm shift in the treatment of OA in dogs and cats. John Innes
16: 45-17: 30h Challenges of the diagnosis and treatment of OA in dogs and cats. Carlos Macías
17: 30- 18:15 Round table: Where are we going? John Innes and Carlos Macías

Simultaneous translation available


Palma Garcia


Felix Vallejo López

- Graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the UCM in 1992. in the specialty of Animal Health
- Diploma GP Certificate Feline Practice by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS)
- Accredited as a Specialist in Feline Medicine by AVEPA (Association of Spanish Veterinarians Specialists in Small Animals), as well as a member of its scientific committee
- Member of the International Society of Feline Medicine and of the American Association feline practitioners
- Director of THE CAT'S SMILE VETERINARIOS, veterinary medical center in Madrid
- Coordinator of Medicinafelina.com, focused on the clinical veterinarian

Salvador Cervantes Sala

Graduate in veterinary medicine. Feline medicine accredited by AVEPA. Member of GEMFE and its Scientific Committee. Member of the ISFM and the AAFP. He has been a speaker at national and international conferences and is the author of several articles and courses on internal medicine and feline pain control. In 2012, he published the book “Manual de Geriatría Canina y Felina” Ed. Servet-Edra, translated into several languages. In 2015, he is one of the 10 coauthors of the European edition of the GRAM Guide, a project sponsored by the lab. Ceva for the responsible use of antibiotics in small animal medicine. In 2017 he is co-author of the ISFM Guidelines on hypertension in feline medicine. He has been coordinator of the postgraduate courses in Feline Medicine at Neoanimalia Univ. Cardenal Herrera CEU since 2019 and IFEVET since 2020. In 2001 he founded SA veterinaris practice together with his partner Anna Calvet. In March 2016, both founded Clínica Felina Barcelona, the first 24/7 Cats only hospital in Spain

John Innes

'Born and raised in London, Professor John Innes graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1991 after which he moved to the University of Bristol working there for 10 years. During that time he completed his postgraduate surgery training and received a PhD ('canine osteoarthritis') from the Rheumatology Unit of the Bristol Medical School. He became a RCVS-recognised Specialist in 2001. In 2001, he was appointed Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the University of Liverpool and was Head of Department of Musculoskeletal Biology in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences from 2011 to 2013. He was visiting professor at University of Sydney in 2010. He joined CVS Group plc in 2013 as Referrals Director and became Chief Veterinary Officer in 2019. As Referrals Director he was responsible for overseeing the development of the company’s nine specialist referral centres in UK and Ireland. As CVO, John is responsible for clinical governance, clinical excellence and quality improvement across the group and he maintains clinical activity at ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists clinic. John has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers and 14 book chapters in the areas of veterinary and comparative orthopaedics, particularly osteoarthritis. He has supervised multiple residents and PhD students. In 2016, John was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for ‘meritorious contributions to knowledge’ and he was elected Chair of the RCVS Fellowship Board in 2019. John has a good understanding of pain: being born in 1967, he has never witnessed England win a major football tournament, and, after Euros 2020, he suspects he never will!'

Carlos Macias

Graduated in veterinary medicine from the Córdoba Faculty, he trained professionally for more than 12 years in the United Kingdom. He graduated in small animal surgery (orthopedics) from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) in 2003. In that same year he obtained recognition as a British Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications and guides on small animal trauma and neurosurgery and is a regular national and international speaker. His main interests are the management of complex fractures, diagnosis and treatment of lameness, arthroscopy, joint prostheses and neurosurgery. He currently exercises his professional work at Anicura Bahía de Málaga Veterinary Reference.


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