Veterinary Orthopedic Society News
February/March 2019 - In This Issue:
Colleagues at Breckenridge
Elaine Caplan, Cara Blake, Janet Van Dyke, Gail Smith, and Mich Powers enjoy time on the slopes at the VOS 2019 Conference at Breckenridge.
When You Speak, We Listen!
Dear VOS members,

Jeff Godwin and Janet Van Dyke
Outgoing President Jeff Godwin presents incoming President Janet Van Dyke with the ceremonial bell used to call the meeting to order.
It is with great humility that I assume the presidency of VOS. My thanks to Jeff Godwin, who did a terrific job as president for the past year. He worked very hard to address the needs of this amazing organization, using your feedback to help identify what VOS could be doing better to serve its membership and advance its mission.

Jeff tasked the board of directors with addressing member requests compiled from last year's post-conference survey. And the board responded!

You asked for an app to make it easier to navigate the multitude of scientific presentations and social events at the conference. Katja Lin worked tirelessly to make this possible. The feedback I got last week was very positive - that even the "old members" were using it.

You were looking for a better return on investment for your membership dues. Cheryl Tano and Nina Kieves reached out to the exhibitors and sponsors at this year's conference, asking if they could offer a yearlong benefit to our members - not just the "show special." The response was very positive and you will find many of these new discounts outlined in this newsletter. Watch this space for additional member benefits. And be sure to keep your VOS membership current so you don't miss out!

Many of you said that you liked the equine, complications/revisions, and radiology rounds sessions. José Garcia-Lopez and Caleb Hudson created a scientific platform that included all of these along with great orthopedics, sports medicine and regenerative medicine segments.

You requested more hands-on labs during the conference. We had two great labs this year that both sold out quickly so we plan to offer more next year. Please let us know what topics/procedures you would like to have included in 2020 so we can start working with our sponsor companies. Your input matters!

It came as no surprise that you wanted us to try to keep the meeting as affordable as possible while continuing to offer top-notch presentations and excellent skiing. To that end, Jeff negotiated with several event-planning organizations this past year to find the best fit for VOS going forward. The team from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine CE department got our thumbs-up, and they will transition in gradually over the next two years as Penny Smith and Maralyn Probst prepare to retire.

Finally, Jeff invited Dr. William Raasch to be our Jacques Jenny Lecturer this year. Dr. Raasch gave the audience a peek behind the curtain at managing the orthopedic injuries of major league baseball players, NBA players, and even prima ballerinas.

Janet Van Dyke VOS 2019 attendees should have already received the post-conference survey. (If you did not get an email with the survey link, please email As you can tell, when you speak, we listen. Please take the time to fill out the survey so we can make your membership and next year's conference as valuable as possible for you.

Mark your calendars now to attend VOS 2020: February 1-8, 2020, in gorgeous Sun Valley, Idaho! 
Janet Van Dyke
Thanks for an Outstanding Meeting and Year!
Dear VOS members,

It has been a busy week getting caught up after returning home from the 2019 VOS Conference, but I wanted to take a few minutes to report on our recent meeting, attended by 291 members from 13 countries and 36 states. I'm sorry if you were not able to attend this year. The Beaver Run Conference center is a great facility, and the food and service were excellent. Breckenridge had great a snow base to start with, and we got fresh snowfall on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Dr. Jeff Godwin and Dr. Bill Raasch
Jeff Godwin presents 2019 Jacques Jenny speaker Dr. Bill Raasch with a plaque of appreciation.
The scientific meeting was outstanding as usual. We tried a couple new innovations this year like rapid fire poster presentations and a meeting app. I believe both were well-received. We had two labs by Owl Manor / Biovision and Arthrex that were sold out. Our Jacques Jenny Lecturer, Dr. Bill Raasch, was interesting, funny and informative. A lot of members had questions for him after and between his talks. I really appreciated the way he commented on our presentations as well. I was impressed by the Bloomberg presentations too. Congratulations to Danielle Marturello for the best Bloomberg presentation, Ming Lu for the best scientific podium presentation, Jeff Biskup for the best clinical podium presentation, Kayla Le for best equine presentation, and Shelly Shamir for best poster presentation.
The Foundation had a great night on Wednesday, and we awarded a Hohn-Johnson grant to Matt Stewart for a study on "Synovial ossification in OA: mechanisms and therapeutic targeting," and a Brinker grant to Jannah Pye (mentored by Sue Stover) for "Comparison of pull-out strength between 3.5mm bone screw fasteners and self-tapping AO 3.5 mm cortical bone screws in cadaveric adult equine third metacarpal bone."
Our sponsor and exhibitor support was very strong and much appreciated. Cheryl Tano and Nina Kieves did a great job getting them together and getting them recognized. Gold sponsors included Arthrex, Johnson & Johnson and New Generation Devices.
Our Treasurer, Raviv Balfour, reported that VOS is in stable financial condition, and Maralyn Probst reports that our membership is holding strong at 678. One of my goals this year was to increase the value of membership, especially to the majority of members who are not able to attend the Conference every year. Two new programs will be rolling out this spring. We are contacting our sponsors and exhibitors about providing members with discounts on products or services and that has been well-received. Several have already signed on and more are interested. You will hear more about that in the upcoming months. Also, we voted to establish an online member directory. This will help us connect with each other as well as help clients connect with us.
We had two Board members complete their terms of service this year. Cheryl Tano was our Sponsorship Chair, and she will be replaced by Nina Kieves. Nina in turn will be replaced by Mich Powers as Exhibitor Chair. Dick Lau will be replaced by Wanda Gordon-Evans as Foundation Chair. Raviv Balfour also finishes his term as Treasurer but will stay on the board one more year as Past Treasurer. Our new Treasurer is Cara Blake, and we also welcome back to the Board our new President Elect, Ross Palmer. Alan Cross leaves the Board after several years of service as I take his place as Past President, and I leave VOS in very capable hands with our new President Jan Van Dyke.
Jeff Godwin I want to thank all of the Board members for their hard work this year. They all did their jobs and did them well. Thanks to our Travel Agent/Meeting Planner Penny Smith, our Assistant Secretaries Heidi DeCamp and Meggan Brovege, and especially to our Executive Secretary Maralyn Probst. We could not have had such a good year without the efforts of all of you.
Until we meet again,
Jeff Godwin 
Past President 
Even though the 2019 Conference just wrapped up, we're already planning for next year!

VOS 2020 Conference 
February 1-8, 2020     
Sun Valley, Idaho  
Save the dates, and join us next year in beautiful Sun Valley! Registration will open in the fall, and we will also provide links to make lodging and travel reservations.
Abstract Deadline: Call for papers for the 2020 Conference will open on July 1, 2019, and close on September 15, 2019, for both podium presentations and posters.
Sun Valley logo
Sun Valley skiing
Photo: Hillary Maybery, courtesy of Sun Valley Resort.

Janet Van Dyke
Jeff Godwin
Past President
Ross Palmer
President Elect
Cara Blake
Raviv Balfour
Past Treasurer
Jen Warnock
Nina Kieves
Advertising / Publicity / Sponsor Chair
José M. Garcia-Lopez
Scientific Program
Caleb Hudson
Scientific Program, Assistant Chair
Jason Syrcle 
Ashlee Watts 
Mich Powers
Exhibit Chair
Wanda Gordon-Evans
Director, Education Foundation
Brenda Salinardi
Assistant Director, Education Foundation 
Maralyn R. Probst
Executive Secretary


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Learn more about VCOT.

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Please submit all classified ads to Maralyn Probst, Executive Secretary, at All classified ads are subject to board approval.

VOS 2019 Conference Certificate If you attended the 2019 Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado, and signed in for CE credits, you should have received a CE certificate from the VOS office by email.
If you have not received one, please contact Maralyn Probst at

Please note that if you need CE credits for the state of New York, there is a $30 charge.
Danielle Marturello
Danielle Marturello, winner of Best Bloomberg Presentation, lectures at the VOS 2019 Conference.
Congratulations to our scientific award winners and our research grant recipients!
  • Best Scientific Poster: "Use of a Novel Osteotomy Guide (BoneTractor) for Closing Wedge Osteotomies: Ex Vivo Evaluation of Osteotomy Accuracy" - Shelly Shamir, Colorado State University
  • Best Small Animal Scientific Podium Presentation: "Effects of Marker Cluster Combinations on the Calculated Three-Dimensional Kinematics of the Canine Stifle Joint" - Ming Lu, National Taiwan University
  • Best Small Animal Clinical Podium Presentation: "Long-Term Fate of Decellularized Allografts Used for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Dogs" - Jeff Biskup, Oregon State University
  • Best Bloomberg Presentation: "Mechanical Comparison of Small Interlocking Nail Systems in Torsion Using a Feline Bone Model Surrogate" - Danielle Marturello, Michigan State University
  • Best Equine Podium Presentation: "Duration of Effect of Liposomal Bupivacaine in an Induced Equine Lameness Model" - Kayla Le, Iowa State University
  • VOS Education Foundation Student/Intern Awards: 
    • "Evaluation of the Effect of Cannabidiol on Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain in Dogs - A Pilot Study" - Sebastian Mejia, Intern, Colorado State University
    • "Use of an Intraoperative Distraction Device as an Aid for the Open Reduction and Fixation of Chronic Lateral Humeral Condylar Fractures in Dogs" Blake Shessel, Intern, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Atlanta, GA
  • Hohn-Johnson Research Award: "Synovial Ossification in OA: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targeting" - Matt Stewart, University of Illinois
  • Wade O. Brinker Resident Research Award: "Comparison of Pull-Out Strength Between 3.5mm Bone Screw Fasteners and Self-Tapping AO 3.5 mm Cortical Bone Screws in Cadaveric Adult Equine Third Metacarpal Bone" - Jannah Pye, University of California, Davis
Griselda Lam_ Danielle Marturello_ and Jeff Godwin
Above: Outgoing President Jeff Godwin presents Griselda Lam (left) and Danielle Marturello with their Bloomberg Resident Research Awards.
Sebastian Mejia and Jeff Godwin
Above: Jeff Godwin presents Sebastian Mejia with the VOSEF Student/Intern Award.
Jeff Godwin_ Matt Stewart_ Ashlee Watts
Above: Jeff Godwin and Research Chair Ashlee Watts present Matt Stewart with the Hohn-Johnson Research Award.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Award:
  • Isaac Cortes III, Oregon State University - "Silicone Cannula Guards for Canine Stifle Arthroscopy Reduce Iatrogenic Cartilage Injury"
  • Christina De Armond, University of Florida - "Efficiency and Accuracy of 3D Printed Patient-Specific Guides for Angular Limb Deformity Correction in Dogs"
  • Hayley Gallaher, Mississippi State University - "The Effect of Short and Long-Term NSAID Administration on Osteotomy Healing in Dogs"
  • Stephanie Grissom, Oregon State University - "Role of Cartilage and Bone Matrix Regulation in Early Equine Osteochondrosis"
  • Griselda Lam, Michigan State University - "Evaluation of Threaded External Skeletal Fixation Pin Insertion with and without Predrilling in Avian Bone"
  • Danielle Marturello, Michigan State University - "Mechanical Comparison of Small Interlocking Nail Systems in Torsion Using a Feline Bone Model Surrogate"
  • Jennifer Whyard, University of Wisconsin-Madison - "Determination of Optimal Torque for Cortical Bone Screw Fixation in Equine Third Metacarpal Bone"
Thank you to all the donors who supported resident research training and scientific discovery. These doctors are the future of veterinary orthopedics!

The 2019 Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Award Sponsors were:
Youth competitors in the ski race
Awards Chair Jason Syrcle congratulates the winning youth competitors in the ski race.
by Jason Syrcle
Awards Chair

The Ski Race was sponsored again this year by BioMedtrix, allowing members and family to race free-of-charge. We had 48 participants, including 7 children, 16 women and 25 men.
BioMedtrix Acetabular Cup trophies were awarded to the fastest man and woman down the course. Winner of the men's division was Dirk Siemers, longtime VOS member and frequent ski race winner. Camille Collins won the women's division, from the 13-14 year-old age group! Camille is the daughter of VOS member Roxane Collins.
Category winners were awarded a $20 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card:
Girls 5-6: Essa Abdala; 29.05 seconds
Girls 9-14: Camille Collins; 21.35 seconds
Boys 9-12: Camden Collins; 21.77 seconds
Men's Ski <60: Dirk Siemers; 20.72 seconds
Men's Ski 60+: Simon Whitaker; 23.78 seconds
Women's Ski <40: Roanna Humphries; 22.05 seconds
Women's Ski 40+: Rebecca Stanclift; 21.44 seconds
Men's Snowboard: Thomas Knecht; 25.00 seconds
Women's Snowboard: Riccarda Schuenmann; 27.56 seconds
Jeff Biskup won the coveted Alan Cross Turtle Award, awarded to the slowest racer down the mountain, which means next year the award will be renamed the Jeff Biskup Turtle Award!
Cutting of the tie
Laurent Guiot lops off Sam Chiu's tie for breaking the unwritten rule of "no ties at the VOS conference."
by Nina Kieves
Advertising / Publicity / Sponsor Chair

Discount symbols VOS is pleased to announce a partnership with several of our sponsors to offer VOS members some great discounts on labs and equipment throughout the year! This new program is a great perk for our VOS members, and we could not do it without our fantastic sponsors! Please consider what our sponsors do for VOS whenever making a purchase, even during the year, not just at the conference! We want to thank them for their on-going support and hope you will too by choosing them as your preferred vendors!

Current Sponsor Offers
For complete details about these discounts, please see the Sponsor Discounts page on the VOS website.

Sponsors, please contact Nina Kieves if you'd like to partner with VOS!
Our sincere thanks to these generous companies who provide the support needed to make our annual conference possible. Please keep our sponsors and exhibitors in mind as you make purchasing decisions and remember who has helped you remain current on the science of veterinary orthopedics.
The Veterinary Orthopedic Society Board of Directors wishes to recognize the generous support of our sponsors:
Click on the names of sponsors and exhibitors to visit their websites.
VOS Past Presidents
Pearl of wisdom VOS members: Do you have a surgical tip or trick you have figured out, or pearls of wisdom you would like to share? The VOS newsletter wants to get you published and share your wisdom! Send your name and practice location, and your pearl of wisdom, and any helpful photos or images, and we will publish it in the VOS newsletter. At the end of the year, the VOS member who submits the best bit of wisdom will win a $100 discount off the conference registration for the 2020 VOS meeting. Send your entries to
In this issue, we are featuring a key sponsor of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. We will have more sponsor profiles in upcoming issues. To submit your company's information for a Spotlight profile, please contact Nina Kieves, VOS sponsor chair.

BioMedtrix logo
Location: Whippany, New Jersey
What year was the company started? 1989
What products / services does your company offer?
BioMedtrix is a technology driven company that designs, develops, and manufactures state-of-the-art veterinary orthopedic implants.
With over 36 years of development experience in human and veterinary implants, BioMedtrix has developed proprietary processes and has patents on multiple designs addressing clinical needs in the canine hip, knee, elbow and trauma. Our research and testing approaches have demonstrated improved product development cycles with designs addressing long-term clinical needs.
What should Veterinary Orthopedic Society members know about your company?
The BioMedtrix Advisory board works hand-in-hand with our Research & Development team to bring new products to market. Proposed ideas are reviewed, developed, tested and methodically brought to market only after many years of review which involves an extensive investment of time and resources. We are not a copy and paste organization.
Can you explain a challenging situation that your company was able to solve?
A young kitten, Vincent , was presented at Iowa State University missing his hind feet at the mid-tibia level on both legs. Unable to walk, custom hind legs were designed providing bone and soft tissue attachment sites with the distal portion of the implant passing through the skin. External feet were attached in February 2014. Five years later, Vincent continues to do well, with continually improving mobility, living the life of a curious cat.

Can you tell us about any new products or services your company is developing?
New products addressing degenerative diseases of the canine hock and elbow have been developed which share a common set of instruments with a similar milling technology preparation. Implants are inserted as a pre-assembled cartridge providing initial stability and accuracy in placement restoring joint mobility as opposed to fusing the joints.
To learn more, please visit the BioMedtrix website.
Vincent the cat
Vincent the cat. Photo courtesy of Mary Sarah Bergh of Iowa State University.


Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Purdue University has a one-year visiting assistant professor position available May 1, 2019. A background check is required for employment by the University. For details,
Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply..


Boarded or Residency Trained Surgeon, New England Animal Medical Center (NEAMC), West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
The New England Animal Medical Center (NEAMC) in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts seeks a boarded or residency trained surgeon to join our growing team. Interest to help drive residency program welcomed.
Our fully equipped teaching facility includes 24/7 ER, Board Certified Specialists in Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Cardiology and a 6-doctor General Practice. Full time position includes a generous salary, full benefits, paid time off, sick leave, CE, professional dues/licensure, 401k and employee pet care benefits!
Come join our progressive, collaborative and amazing hospital that cultivates your growth as a clinician! For information contact or 805-404-3581.


Surgeon, Veterinary Surgical Specialists
Veterinary Surgical Specialists seeks a Surgeon to expand our team! We are a thriving specialty practice serving the Northwest region's referring veterinary community and pet owners. Our team of specialists includes radiologists, surgeons, internist, clinical pathologist and a dermatologist. After hours/weekend care is provided at our emergency clinic staffed with six emergency veterinarians. We are a tight-knit collegial group who work collaboratively to provide outstanding services to our community.
We offer competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, short/long term disability, 401K, CE allowance, professional licensing, professional liability insurance, and association dues.
For more information contact or 805-404-3581.


Surgeon, Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (NIVES), Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (NIVES) in Fort Wayne, Indiana seeks a surgeon to join our team!
We are committed to providing state-of-the-art orthopedic, soft tissue, oncologic, neurologic, thoracic and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Modern operating rooms, advanced equipment and dedicated technical staff ensure high quality, progressive care. We are the largest AAHA hospital in Northern Indiana and the only Level II Certified Critical Care facility in the state with specialties in Surgery, Cardiology, and Internal Medicine, Feline practice, radiology telemed consult and an experienced ER & critical care team.
For information contact or 805-404-3581.


Surgeon, REACH Veterinary Specialists, Asheville, North Carolina
REACH Veterinary Specialists in Asheville, NC seeks a Surgeon to join our growing team. Our goal is to provide the best emergency and specialty veterinary care possible. We have a family friendly atmosphere and focus on great communication and team building.
We are looking for a positive minded team player with a commitment to practicing current and innovative medicine, who will collaborate closely with other specialists as well as with our amazing support team to provide comprehensive and high-level care to our patients.
Competitive compensation, benefits package and signing/relocation bonus offered. For more information contact or 805-404-3581.


Surgeon, Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists
Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists (CVSS) is seeking a surgeon to join our growing team!
We complement a variety of progressive specialty teams at multiple locations including internal medicine, cardiology, emergency/critical care, neurology, ophthalmology and dentistry. Our state of the art referral only practice is equipped with digital radiography, arthroscopy, laparoscopy, Tate elbow replacement, Synthes, NGD, and SOP plating systems, THR (CFX, BFX, and Helica), and TPLO / TTA instrumentation to support orthopedic, soft tissue and neurological cases. Practice high quality surgery and medicine in a busy collegial atmosphere. Excellent compensation and benefits package. For more information contact or 805-404-3581.


Surgeon, Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, Massachusetts
Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital in Massachusetts seeks a Surgeon for our growing team! Our thriving Specialty practice provides 24-hour emergency and specialty services including Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Critical Care. We are a tight-knit collaborative team providing surgical services to our referring veterinary community and emergency department caseload.
We offer advanced imaging (CT and fluoroscopy), digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, ventilators, complete in-house lab, wireless telemetry, I-stat, full blood services and more.
Competitive compensation/benefits package including 401k, CE, health, dental, life insurance, disability insurance, moving stipend and potential signing bonus. For more information contact or 805-404-3581.


Small Animal Surgeon, City of Lakes Veterinary Surgery, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
City of Lakes Veterinary Surgery logo City of Lakes Veterinary Surgery is seeking an additional small animal surgeon or small animal surgery residency-trained individual for our practice in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota.
We are a "lifestyle" oriented, primarily mobile practice. There is no weekend, evening, or on-call duty. Additionally:
  • Generous compensation package
  • Surgeon plans his or her own availability
  • Dedicated personal technician
  • A "surgeon-managed/owned" practice
  • Base hospital for consultations, arthroscopy and non-mobile procedures
The ideal candidate is personable, and is skilled at soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
Contact Dr. Scott Hammel at: or 612-247-5280


Ambulatory Surgical Referral Practice for Sale, Metro Washington DC / Baltimore / Northern Virginia
Owner retiring after 30 years : Includes all equipment and instrumentation
Will stay on to transition
2 ½ - 3 DAY WEEK : HIGH NET > $300,000
Certified Technician if desired
Excellent Hospital Base
Contact :


Surgeon, VCA Animal Specialty and Emergency Center, West Los Angeles
VCA Animal Specialty and Emergency Center is seeking a Surgeon to join our multi-doctor team of board-certified specialists.
Candidates should have a strong interest in soft tissue, orthopedic, spinal and minimally invasive surgeries as well as an interest in the teaching and training of the resident and interns.
Located in West Los Angeles, VCA ASEC is the largest veterinary surgical group in Southern California with five individual operating rooms, digital radiography with fluoroscopy, a 16-slice GE helical CT scanner, C-arm with digital subtraction, Arthrex tower for all minimally invasive general and orthopedic procedures.
If interested, email


Board-Certified Surgeons or Individuals Who Completed Surgery Residency Training, BluePearl Veterinary Partners
BluePearl Veterinary Partners is seeking board-certified surgeons or individuals who have completed surgery residency training. FT and Locum opportunities available. BluePearl has a sole focus on specialty and emergency care and is one of the largest private employers of veterinary specialists. With more than 65 hospitals stretching from the redwoods of the Pacific Northwest to the skyscrapers of the Northeast to the sandy beaches of the Florida coast, we have an opportunity where you want to be!
BluePearl is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details, go to


Small Animal Orthopedic Surgeon, West Los Angeles, California
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is seeking applications for a small animal orthopedic surgeon. Preference will be given to candidates who are board-certified. Our staff includes 52 veterinarians with specialists in internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, cardiology, oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, behavior and rehabilitation/integrative medicine.
Preference will be given to individuals with a strong interest and demonstrated competency in orthopedic surgery including joint replacement and arthroscopic procedures. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, 401K retirement plan, health insurance, paid vacation and compensation for continuing education.
Please send curriculum vitae to Dr Nicole Buote, DVM, DACVS, E-mail:


Surgeon, Asheville, North Carolina
Make your move to Asheville, NC !!
Asheville is referred to as an art colony, Foodtopia, and a healing resort along the Blue Ridge Parkway. There's something special about Asheville, and the world is just beginning to discover it.
Upstate Veterinary Specialists in Asheville are looking for a surgeon to work a 4 day work week with a multi-specialty team, CT, radiology and great equipment for MIS and scoping. This is a great team in a great location.
To learn more forward your CV to: Patrick O'Keefe, LVT:


Surgeon, Dallas, Texas
We are currently seeking a surgeon at DVSC in Dallas, TX, a Compassion-First network hospital.
Join a staff of 13 surgeons working a great schedule.
Compassion-First Pet Hospitals provides a platform for your dreams by valuing individuality and innovation at the practice level, while recognizing the power and promise of collaboration.
Everything is bigger in Texas and Dallas-Ft. Worth is the 4th largest in the USA. You'll find everything a big city has to offer alongside plenty of outdoor activity and bar-b-que!
To begin your journey send a CV to:
Patrick O'Keefe, LVT: 973-986-0620


Entrepreneurial Experienced Surgeon Opportunity, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Join us in Fredericksburg, VA where you can be the hero. The rDVM community needs you to manage a large caseload for them. No on call, 4 day week, generous compensation and a dynamite surgical staff. 24/7 ER, Rehab with underwater treadmill and more.
Fredericksburg is a great community steeped in history, within an hour of any outdoor activity you enjoy. An hour from D.C., Charlottesville (UVA) and Richmond, VA.
If this matches the next step on your career path, contact me for more info.
Patrick O'Keefe:


Small Animal Surgeon, Boston Area Hospital
Boston West is seeking a small animal surgeon to join our Emergency and Specialty Referral hospital in Natick, MA.
Located close to Boston, Boston West offers a highly collaborative culture that strives for excellence, is optimistic, collaborative, and supportive.
Boston West is a 10,000 square foot open concept facility with two surgical suites equipped for general soft tissue, orthopedic surgeries, and minimally invasive surgeries. We are also equipped with digital radiology, ultrasound, and on-site CT. MRI and fluoroscopy capability are available at our in-network hospital 20 miles away.
To find out more about this opportunity or to apply, click here.

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