Dr. Sherman Canapp

Chief of Staff, Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group (VOSM), Annapolis Junction, MD

Dr. Sherman Canapp, originally from Maryland, completed a combined DVM/MS at Kansas State University, 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 currently practices orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at the Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group (VOSM) in Annapolis Junction, MD where he is owner and Chief of Staff. Dr. Canapp routinely receives referrals for sports related injuries, arthroscopic procedures and regenerative medicine treatments from domestic and international sources Dr. Canapp is also the President and CEO of Orthobiologic Innovations LLC, where he is actively engaged in concept and product design and development for orthopedic and arthroscopic devices, instrumentations, medical systems, biologics and regenerative medicine technologies.

Dr. Canapp established the VOSM Academy, LLC educational training programs for veterinarians interested in brining high level sports and regenerative medicine, rehabilitation therapy, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and arthroscopic procedures to their practice. The VOSMA Certification Program allows clinicians to be trained and certified by Drs. Canapp, and once trained become an official VOSM affiliate member/location. Certified practitioners/locations include Seattle, Philadelphia, Finland and Australia. Nashville is currently in training.

Dr. Canapp is a consultant for national working and performance dog organizations, as well as pharmaceutical companies and veterinary and medical schools. His particular area of interest, research and publications lies in regenerative medicine for treatment of soft tissue injuries and osteoarthritis, sports medicine and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Canapp lectures nationally and internationally on these topics and teaches advanced courses in arthroscopy and regenerative medicine treatments. Due to the significant translational application of his work in regenerative medicine for soft tissue injuries, he has had the honor of being an invited speaker and panelist at numerous human conferences as well as the FDA. In 2015, Dr. Canapp established Project GO (Global Orthopedics for Animals). Project GO is a non-profit foundation (501c3) dedicated to helping animals with musculoskeletal injuries from working dog government organizations, rescue organizations, wildlife organizations that have significant budget constraints as well as pet owners with financial hardship.