Annual Meeting Information

Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery 21st Annual Scientific Meeting. June 16th - 18th, 2022

2022 SVSTS Meeting:

New Orleans

Hotel Information: Bourbon Orleans Hotel

  • Use this link for hotel reservation system so as to get the SVSTS convention rate.

  • Please book prior to May 15th to get the discounted room rate. The hotel will still take reservations after May 15th, but the price will increase to the normal hotel rate.


Please register with the following form, and be sure that your dues are current and registration fee is paid.

**Last day to pre-register online is June 1, 2022. After this date, you can still register on-site.**


COVID precautions: At the current time, New Orleans is requiring masks in all indoor spaces. Additionally, proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours is required to access certain businesses (restaurants, bars, event spaces, performance venues). Please be aware of these requirements when making arrangements to travel to the meeting. The latest guidelines for the city of New Orleans can be found here: https://ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/safe-reopening/.

Abstract Guidelines:

Abstracts should be submitted using this online submission form by March 7th, 2022.

Make sure that you receive a reply to confirm your abstract has been received and can be opened.

Abstract Format:

  • Times New Roman, 12-point font and single spaced, 1-inch margins

  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words

Title: Times New Roman, 12-point font, Bold, Capitalized

Authors: Listed in order of contribution

  • First and Middle initials, Last name, Credentials

  • Underline name of presenting author

  • Author Affiliations

    • Name of department and institution followed by city and state or country if outside of the USA

    • No spaces between each affiliation line

Abstract Text:

  • "Abstract" (bold, underline) heading should precede the abstract

  • Include and underline each subheading:

    • Objective: 1-2 sentences

    • Study Design

    • Animals

    • Methods

    • Results

    • Conclusions

  • Do not bold, underline or italicize within the text of the abstract.

  • Do not insert additional blank lines between lines or headings

Example Abstract

Short Communication/Case Report Format:

  • Times New Roman, 12-point font and single spaced, 1-inch margins

  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words

  • Flowing text is acceptable for Case Reports, if abstract subheadings do not apply

  • These 15 minute (max) presentations can be short case summaries about an interesting case or procedure, complications or creative use of an instrument or gizmo to perform a procedure

  • If you have an interesting case or lesion and would like to share it with the group, please consider a short video format

  • Please start the presentation with your objectives and proceed from there

  • These presentations are great for generating discussion! So, keep your eyes out for cool and interesting cases in your practice and save those images for SVSTS ANNUAL - ONLINE in 2020!

Resident Research Competition:

The SVSTS holds a Resident Research Competition at the Annual Meeting

  • Resident project abstracts will be evaluated using common criteria by a committee of Diplomate attendees who do not have residents presenting in the competition.

  • Two awards will be offered, winners will receive a certificate and...

    • First place award: $1,000

    • Runner-up award: $500

Congratulations to the 2021 SVSTS Resident Research Competition Winners!!!

    • First Place: Dr. Christian Folk, Cornell University, for “Effect of Perioperative Antimicrobial Use on Postoperative Complications in Dogs and Cats Undergoing Total Ear Canal Ablation with Lateral Bulla Osteotomy (TECA-LBO)”

    • Runner-up: Dr. Caroline Dumartinet, Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Saint Martin, for “Outcomes and Postoperative Complications after Transpelvic Urethrostomy Used as First-line Surgery in 38 Male Cats with Obstructive Lower Urinary Tract Disease.”

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