Dr. Sherman Canapp, DVM, 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.