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Instructor(s)

Instructor

Debra Canapp, DVM, CVA, CCRT, DACVSMR

Dr. Debra Canapp began her journey in sports medicine and rehabilitation with her certification in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Loxahatchee, Florida in 2005. She has since continued an exclusive career working in small animal sports and rehabilitation medicine. In order to expand the rehabilitative services offered to VOSM's patients, Dr. Canapp became certified in the art of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine and acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2006. In 2007 she further enhanced VOSM’s rehabilitative portfolio when she received her certification in stem cell therapy, a practice that has shown promise in returning our injured canine companions and athletes to their prior function. In 2010-2011, Dr. Canapp pursued studies and advanced training in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and is currently utilizing this tool, as a leader in the small animal field, diagnostically and therapeutically through ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine injections. In 2012, Dr. Canapp obtained the next level of expertise in her field by becoming board certified in the new American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. For the past 8 years, Dr. Canapp’s exclusive area of interest, clinical work, lecturing and research has revolved around sports medicine and rehabilitation therapy, specifically canine sports-related injury, sport rehabilitation and performance. She has completed advanced courses in canine rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, sports medicine, orthopedics and stem cell therapy. Currently she is practicing sports medicine, acupuncture, musculoskeletal ultrasound and rehabilitation at VOSM. Dr. Canapp is active in teaching rehabilitation medicine to visiting veterinary students, rehabilitation therapy certification candidates, and veterinarians. She is also engaged in several clinical trials involving sports medicine and rehabilitation and reviews for scientific veterinary journals and grant committees. Dr. Canapp has been published and lectures on the subjects of osteoarthritis, sports medicine, regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound and rehabilitation therapy at national and international continuing education meetings. Dr. Debra Canapp, along with her husband, Dr. Sherman Canapp, currently lecture both domestically and abroad on the subjects of orthopedic injuries in the sporting/working dog and the current rehabilitation techniques used to treat them.

Instructor

Sherman Canapp, DVM, MS, CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR

Dr. Sherman Canapp, originally from Maryland, was the first to complete a combined DVM/MS at Kansas State University. Dr. Canapp then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri followed by a three-year residency in small animal surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Canapp is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and Charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, where is Past President of the college. Dr. Canapp is currently the National Director of Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine for Pathway Vet Alliance. Dr. Canapp is the co-founder of the Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group (VOSM) in Annapolis Junction, MD. Dr. Canapp routinely receives referrals for sports related injuries, arthroscopic procedures and regenerative medicine treatments from domestic and international sources. Dr. Canapp’s primary caseload is performance, sporting and working dogs. Dr. Canapp is also the President and CEO of Orthobiologic Innovations LLC (OBI), a translational medicine company that focuses on product design, development and testing of orthopedic and arthroscopic devices, instrumentations, medical systems, biologics and regenerative medicine technologies. OBI is also actively involved in designing and performing clinical trials. Dr. Canapp created the VOSM Academy, LLC educational training programs for veterinarians interested in brining high level sports & regenerative medicine, rehabilitation therapy, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and arthroscopic procedures to their practice in the US and abroad. The VOSMA Certification Program allows clinicians to be trained and certified by Drs. Canapp, and once trained become an official VOSM affiliate location. Certified practitioners/locations include Seattle, Philadelphia, Nashville, Finland and Australia. Dr. Canapp established Project GO (Global Orthopedics for Animals) which is a non-profit foundation (501c3) dedicated to helping animals with musculoskeletal injuries. Project GO provides support to animals from various organizations including government working dogs, rescue centers and wildlife sanctuaries. If an organization demonstrates financial limitations, and committee approval is reached, PG then funds the orthopedic procedures necessary for the injured animal. Canapp Sports Medicine, LLC (CSM) is a virtual sports medicine educational platform, which provides teleconsultations / telemedicine / teletraining to veterinarians and performance dog owners around the world. CSM also offers virtual educational content and webinars in the areas of canine sports related injuries, supplements, sports medicine related products, devices and technologies. Product reviews and recommendations are also provided.