You may frequently hear the term “ISELP” used by veterinarians, especially in the sports medicine field. But do you know what it is?
ISELP stands for International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology and is an organization of elite veterinarians focused on lameness problems in the equine athlete. This organization was founded in 2006 and continues to rapidly grow, having members on five continents. The goal of ISELP is to provide your veterinarian with contemporary anatomical knowledge as it applies to advanced fields such as CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy and every day diagnostic tools such as dynamic ultrasound and digital radiology.
scintigraphy and every day diagnostic tools such as dynamic ultrasound and digital radiology.
WHAT CAN ISELP DO FOR YOU?
If your veterinarian is ISELP certified, it ensures that your horse is receiving an Internationally recognized standard of care. The Diagnostic proficiency and treatment competency of ISELP veterinarians is world class.
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KLEIDER VETERINARY SERVICES AND ISELP?
We frequently express how important education is for us to our clients. Our active participation and hosting of ISELP is a testament to this commitment. Dr. Kleider and Dr Hodge travel internationally to help instruct at ISELP seminars and have hosted 1 and 2 day modules here at our clinic, attracting veterinarians from across Canada and the United States. Kleider Veterinary Services has been hosting an International ISELP 3 Day Module in Canada annually since 2016.
After three years of intensive study and training in locomotor pathology including; musculoskeletal examinations, radiology, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, MRI and other imaging technologies as part of the ISELP program, Dr. Kleider successfully completed the six part ISELP examination in France. In 2012, he became the first Canadian and one of only several dozen veterinarians in North America, to receive ISELP certification.
In 2018 Dr. Hodge passed the exam after completing all his training and is now ISELP certified.
The result? Kleider Veterinary Services has the only 2 ISELP certified veterinarians in Canada.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ISELP CERTIFIED?
To become an ISELP-certified member, equine veterinarians must demonstrate excellence in equine sports medicine. To qualify to sit the ISELP examination, veterinarians must have 5 years of equine practice experience, present ten documented cases, review multiple scientific papers that have been published, and have completed all 8 modules -the 2 day seminars and wet labs. This rigorous path qualifies you to complete an intense all day certification exam resulting in ISELP-Certification - if you pass!
This means the ISELP-certified members have years of extensive advanced education and training compared to non-ISELP certified veterinarians. Members have higher knowledge and experience in equine sports medicine. Their active participation in the advancement of equine locomotor pathology is recognized by the science and academic community internationally. ISELP-certified members are highly qualified veterinarians specializing in advanced sports medicine.
WHAT IS ISELP'S STORY?
Professor Denoix is a founder and current president of ISELP and is considered the world’s foremost equine musculoskeletal system anatomist as well as a leading equine diagnostic ultrasonographer. He lectures around the world on topics related to clinical examination and imaging of equine locomotor problems.