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Canapp Sports Medicine (CSM) is a virtual sports medicine educational platform, which provides teleconsultations, telemedicine and 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. 


CSM was created to address the global need for sports medicine education, consultations, procedural training and assistance to clients and veterinarians in regions of the world in which sports medicine is not available. 


Consultations, veterinary training and remote procedural assistance is provided through numerous telemedicine platforms. 

CSM also provides educational webinars, papers, videos and discussions regarding injury prevention, athletic maintenance, early injury identification, treatments and rehabilitation of sporting injuries.  

CSM Mission




Sherman O. Canapp, Jr.



Debra Canapp


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Ally Canapp


Angela Sutton, 

BSc. (Hons), Ph.D.

Sherman O. Canapp, Jr.



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 Thrive Pet Healthcare.


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 / tele-training to veterinarians and performance dog owners around the world.  CSM also offers virtual educational content and webinars in the areas of diagnosing and treating canine sports-related injuries, sports medicine, veterinary devices and technologies.  

Dr. Canapp is a member of the Board of Trustees for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Howard County General Hospital, Maryland, USA.

Dr. Canapp is a member of the Governing Board of Directors of
Hart For Animals, Oakland, Maryland USA
, a non-profit organization that rescues, medically treats and finds homes for animals.

Debra Canapp



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.

Ally Canapp

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Allyson Canapp has worked with Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group (VOSM) for the past 10 years in various roles throughout the hospital including surgery, rehabilitation therapy, receiving nurse and surgical  client coordinator.   Throughout her tenure, she has gained an invaluable experience in regenerative and sports medicine and enjoys her innovative current role as a VA (similar to a “PA” in human medicine) to Dr. Canapp’s most unique cases. While currently working towards her veterinary technician license, Ally enjoys living in the Maryland area with her son and husband, as well as her canine companion, French Bulldog, Zoey. 

Angela Sutton,  BSc. (Hons), Ph.D.


BSc.(Hons) Applied Physics & Electronics, University of Durham, England.
Ph.D. Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.


Dr. Angela Sutton is owned and loved by 2 border collies, Brenna and Hallie.

She competes Nationally in dog agility in the USA and trains with world team members worldwide. 

She and her dogs have earned 45 agility championships and her Labradors have been the top AKC Labradors in the USA 4 times.  Her labrador, Sierra, was awarded the honor of top AKC preferred dog across all breeds in 2012.

In October 2021, she became a client of the CSM telemedicine program, and subsequently flew her border collie, Brenna, across the USA to VOSM for shoulder diagnosis and treatment by Drs. Canapp.  
As such, she has "lived" the true customer experience of a remote performance dog client, and is able to provide a "concierge" service to CSM clients traveling from remote locations to VOSM in Maryland, USA for treatment.

For over 20 years, Dr. Angela Sutton has brought to market, specified,  marketed and sold hardware and software products worldwide, for public and startup Silicon Valley companies including  Cadence Design Systems, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, Synplicity, LSI Logic, Responsys and her own company, Market Fast Forward Corp.

In these roles, she introduced and managed 7, 8 and 9 figure product lines, managed beta programs, the growth of inside sales teams, sales distributors, outbound marketing, product line P&L,  sales processes and tools for sales enablement, customer retention and expansion programs,  as well as ecosystem strategies and partnerships.

She is experienced in bringing new products to market, go-to-market strategy creation/execution, including the positioning products so as to not have to compete on price, having run an 8-figure business that competed successfully with free products.

Her approach is to “sell without selling”, that is, to focus on customer education  so that each customer sells themselves on the need for your product and develops trust in your brand.

She does  this using “consultative selling” and education-based sales enablement programs, and sales offer creation.  As part of this, her digital marketing approach includes the authoring of webinars, email sequences, list building, social media, speeches, on-boarding sequences, videos and writing articles and white papers.  This is designed to drive initial,  repeat  and referral sales.

She pioneered the "Life-Long Customer Formula" - in-house customer retention and expansion strategies that enable enterprise software and SAAS companies to monetize existing customers so that they can grow average revenue per customer.  

Her International Best Selling book, “Sell Bigger", published in  2022, teaches B2B company executives as well as sales and marketing professionals how to unlock repeat business from existing customers  

She is an avid runner, sprinter and biker, as well as a self-proclaimed fitness nut!

She holds a Bachelors with Honours in Applied Physics & Electronics from the University of Durham, England and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

She assists Dr. Sherman Canapp in his CSM educational and tele-consultation programs, his consulting and clinical trial projects and the development of products ready to go to market.

She helps CSM consulting clients define and execute their go-to market sales and marketing plans to grow sales, awareness and profitability. 

She helps CSM telemedicine clients gain a smooth and successful experience by communicating directly with them, to coordinate their appointments, as well as a worry-free visit, should they visit VOSM for further diagnosis and treatment or require other follow-up.

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