Veterinary Orthopedic Society News
June / July 2019 - In This Issue:
VOS 2019 Conference participants at poster session
Colleagues socialize while reviewing posters at the VOS 2019 Conference poster session.
The VOS Conference Starts in Just 199 Days!
Dear VOS members,

Mark your calendars! The 2020 VOS Conference at Sun Valley starts in just 199 days! We have a great program shaping up, and you don't want to miss a minute of it.
On Saturday, February 1, we will have a lovely Welcome Reception where you can mingle with colleagues, eat great food, enjoy a cocktail or two, pick up your registration materials, and get ready for the start of the conference. Sunday, February 2 is a special day: It is Day 1 of our conference and it is Super Bowl Sunday! To accommodate both of these great events, we have scheduled our opening scientific session to begin earlier than usual, at 1 p.m. running to 3 p.m. Our Jacques Jenny Lecture will take place 3-4 p.m., followed by our Exhibitors' Showcase Super Bowl Party.
Leesa Galatz, MD
Leesa Galatz, MD
Cady Coleman, PhD
Cady Coleman, PhD
Before you get all excited about the huge projection screens and delicious foods that we will allow us to enjoy a true Super Bowl experience from kick-off through half time, let's talk about the Jacques Jenny Lecturer for 2020. Dr. Leesa Galatz, chair of the department of orthopedics at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, will talk to us about the current science and cutting edge techniques she applies for patients with shoulder and/or elbow issues. Dr. Galatz's primary research interest throughout her career has been basic science of rotator cuff disease and tendon healing as it pertains to cuff repair. She is a co-primary investigator on two major projects funded by the National Institutes of Health which focus on rotator cuff degeneration and repair, and tissue engineering strategies for tendon repair.  
Monday and Tuesday will run as usual with great lectures, wet labs, excellent winter sports right outside our doors, and our Jacques Jenny lecture each evening. Wednesday will feature more science, the annual ski race and on-mountain picnicJacques Jenny lecture, as well as our always well-received Foundation Night. This is your chance to enjoy great food and drinks while spending time with our poster presenters, bidding on silent auction items, and then settling in for the entertainment for the night ... and this will be some great entertainment! How about a TED talk, by former astronaut Cady Coleman? A chemist with a doctorate in polymer science and engineering, Cady is a pioneer in the research of materials science, biotechnology, combustion science, and fluid physics. Onstage, she draws from her time in NASA and her missions on the International Space Station to discuss team-building, leadership, and innovation. With her extraordinary photos and videos, Cady delivers a captivating account of life in space and the importance of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. 
Thursday will find us enjoying more science, more labs, more winter sports..and the all-important business meeting followed by our BIGGEST event of the week: The Awards Banquet which will also be known as Maralyn Probst's Official Retirement Party. What?!?! ... This is a must-attend event! Ever been a resident who needed a bit of help getting your abstract submitted on time? Ever discovered that you forgot to register for the conference? Ever needed a hand finding your way around the conference? Ever been on the board of directors and, frankly, depended upon Maralyn to do the real heavy lifting? Well, this is your chance to say "Thank you!" and "Congratulations, Maralyn!"
Janet Van DykeFriday will have a full day of science, skiing, and camaraderie. It's not too early to start scheduling your time off to attend the best VOS Conference of all time!

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your president this year!
Janet Van Dyke
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 August 1, 2019, and close on September 15, 2019, for both podium presentations and posters.
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Fat tire biking at Sun Valley
Photo 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. García-López
Scientific Program
Caleb Hudson
Scientific Program, Assistant Chair
Jason Syrcle 
Ashlee Watts 
Mich Powers
Exhibit Chair
Wanda Gordon-Evans
Director, Educational Foundation
Brenda Salinardi
Assistant Director, Educational Foundation 
Maralyn R. Probst
Executive Secretary
Veterinary Orthopedic Society
P.O. Box 705
Okemos MI 48805
Telephone: 517-597-0047  

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2020 47th Annual VOS Conference 
February 1-8, 2020
Sun Valley, Idaho 

2021 48th Annual VOS Conference 
March 13-20, 2021 (date change!) 
Big Sky, Montana  
We have changed the dates of the VOS 2021 Conference to avoid conflicting with the Western Veterinary Conference which recently posted its 2021 dates.
Stay tuned to our website, our newsletter and Facebook for the most up-to-date information.


We are looking for advice to pass on to those who are interviewing for their first jobs as surgeons. If you have any advice as someone that has recently interviewed for their first job or has had to interview people for their first job, please email Jen Warnock, Communication Chair, at We will share responses in an upcoming newsletter article.
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When you make a payment at the VOS Store, you may also donate online to the VOS Educational Foundation. We have set up donation amounts of $50, $100, and $250 or you may make a donation of any amount by choosing the custom donation option. Donations to the VOS Educational Foundation are tax deductible.
VOS members and non-members are encouraged to post classified ads in the VOS newsletter and website. Please send us your job openings, residencies, internships and other notices so we can help publicize these opportunities to the veterinary orthopedic community.

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Each classified ad is limited to 100 words and should include a web link or email address so applicants may respond directly to you. Ads also may include a small logo (please submit your logo as a JPG, PNG, EPS or PDF file with your text).

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

by Ashlee Watts
Research Chair

Description: The VOS Hohn-Johnson and Wade O. Brinker Research Awards fund research in musculoskeletal conditions in animals.
Funding: The Hohn-Johnson award is limited to $40,000. The Wade O. Brinker Resident award is limited to $12,000.
Hohn-Johnson and Wade O. Brinker award principal investigators must be active members of the VOS as of 1st of September in the year of application.
Review Process : The VOS research committee reviews the proposals, which are evaluated using the following criteria:
  • Relevance to VOS goals and priorities
  • Scientific and technical quality of the idea
  • Scientific and technological quality of the methods
  • Feasibility of accomplishing objectives within the proposed time line
  • Relevance of objectives to current literature
Awards: The outcome of the VOS research committee review will be presented to the Spring VOS Board of Directors and a decision of funding announced at the annual VOS meeting.
DEADLINE: September 15, 2019
Submission Guidelines can be found on the Hohn-Johnson/Wade O. Brinker Research Awards page of the VOS website or by contacting the VOS office at or 517-597-0047.
47th Annual Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference
February 1-8, 2020 at Sun Valley, Idaho 
by José M. García-López and Caleb Hudson 
Scientific Program Chair and Assistant Scientific Program Chair

We invite practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in large animal, small animal, and exotic species, to submit abstracts of novel studies in practical and scientific topics related to veterinary orthopedics and traumatology. Preference will be given to abstracts that have clinical relevance. Papers addressing results of controlled retrospective and prospective clinical studies are strongly encouraged. Clinician investigators should also consider submitting innovative surgical techniques, or case reports describing unusual or difficult cases as these will be reviewed separate from the scientific abstracts. Presentations will be limited to 10 minutes and followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Posters must fit within the 4' (height) x 4' (width) area provided.

Call for papers will open on August 1, 2019 and close on September 15, 2019 for both podium presentations and posters. See the link on the VOS website: for full details of abstract submission, formatting and regulations.
Submission categories will be:
  • Clinical/Scientific Studies
  • Case reports: a maximum of three novel or interesting cases
The Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Award was established to recognize outstanding resident abstract submissions to the scientific program. At least one recipient per year will be awarded up to $1,500.00 towards expenses to attend and present their abstract at our annual meeting. Only individuals currently in a residency training program or within 2 years of completion of a formal residency program are eligible. The abstract submission may only be of studies conducted during the residency program. All abstracts being submitted for consideration of this award must indicate so on online submission form.

The Student/Intern Research Award was established to recognize outstanding student or intern abstract submissions to the scientific program. One recipient per year will be awarded (depending on abstract quality) up to $1,500.00 towards expenses to attend and present their abstract at our annual meeting. Only individuals currently in a DVM or Intern training program or within 1 year of completion of a formal internship or DVM program are eligible. The work must be performed as a student or intern. All abstracts being submitted for consideration of this award must indicate so on online submission form.

For more information, please contact: 
José M. García-López, VOS Scientific Program Chair
Email address: 
Caleb Hudson, VOS Assistant Scientific Program Chair
Email address: 
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 ongoing 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!
Moving truck The VOS office has moved back to Michigan! Please note our new mailing address and telephone number as of May 31, 2019.

Veterinary Orthopedic Society
P.O. Box 705
Okemos, MI 48805
Telephone: 517-597-0047

The best contact method is email:
Veterinary research Are you interested in conducting clinical research, but aren't sure how to get started or overcome the specific challenges you face? 
Don't miss the opportunity to take an online/interactive course titled Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research, taught by Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR. Chris is the current president of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and has spent more than 30 years conducting research and training PhD students at Johns Hopkins University College of Medicine.
This 10-week course will be held September 9 through November 11, 2019 and is limited to 15 students.
VOS members receive a 10% discount on tuition, and residents who are VOS members get a 25% discount! 
For more information on this valuable course, please visit the Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research course page.
The Roundhouse at Sun Valley
The Sun Valley Roundhouse at sunset. Photo courtesy of Sun Valley Resort.
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
VCOT Open cover Did you know that Thieme, the publisher of the Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (VCOT) journal, started an open-access companion journal called VCOT Open last year? VCOT Open publishes review articles, original research as well as case reports concerning the various aspects of veterinary clinical and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology. 
All articles in VCOT Open are made freely available for all to read and download. 
Please see the VCOT Open page on the Thieme website for more details.
VCOT journal cover VOS members are eligible for a discounted subscription to the Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (VCOT) journal. VCOT is the official journal for 11 organizations, one of which is VOS.

Learn more about VCOT.

All VOS members are qualified to subscribe to VCOT at a reduced yearly fee of $155. Without VOS membership, the cost would be $315.

VOS annual dues of $110 ($25 for Interns and Residents) must be paid to receive this rate. Subscription includes printed copies & online access to current issues and archive back to 1988.

Please note that individual subscriptions are limited to online access by one person only. PIN will be issued by publisher.

Subscriptions include 6 issues and usually start with Issue 1 or Issue 4, depending on payment date. If you have questions about VCOT subscriptions, please contact Maralyn Probst at

How to Subscribe 
You may now complete your VCOT subscription either online or by mail! Subscriptions to VCOT are not automatically invoiced or renewed. Please see the Subscribe to the VCOT Journal page on our website for complete details.

If you are subscribing or renewing, please be sure to provide your PREFERRED MAILING ADDRESS on the online order form or paper order form. The VCOT journal will be sent to the preferred mailing address listed on your order form.


Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Historic Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Quakertown Veterinary Clinic is seeking a small animal orthopedic surgeon to join our practice. We are an AAHA accredited hospital with 24-hour staffing for emergency and in-patient care, also providing consultations with specialists in cardiology, ophthalmology, oncology and behavior. We have a long history and reputation that separates us from others, and have a dedicated, experienced support staff to make your job as efficient as possible. We offer a competitive salary, 401K retirement plan, health insurance, paid vacation and compensation for CE. Check us out at
Please send CV for immediate consideration to


Surgeon in Beautiful Boulder, Colorado!
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists in Colorado is seeking a board-certified Surgeon to join our established team. We have three other full-time surgeons and are interested in speaking to candidates who would like to focus on orthopedics. Experience and competence in arthroscopy and total hip arthroplasty is highly preferred.
You will have an opportunity to collaborate on cases with our other board-certified specialists in Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Cardiology, Surgery, Neurology and Oncology. Our team has a strong relationship with local referring veterinarians and specialists to provide the best specialty and emergency care.
Contact: Patrick O'Keefe, LVT at


Surgeon, Long Island, New York
The East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center (EEVESC) in Riverhead, NY is seeking a board-certified or residency trained Small Animal Surgeon for our Long Island Specialty Hospital.
We are a specialized emergency, critical care and referral facility and offer emergency treatment 24/7 as well as services in Surgery, Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.
Long Island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, excellent wineries, and has a wonderful mass transportation system for those times when you want to see a show or spend the day in Manhattan.
Contact Patrick O'Keefe, LVT:


Surgeon, Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) in Charleston, South Carolina is seeking a Board Certified Surgeon or an individual who has completed residency training to join our expanding team.
CVRC is singularly committed to, and focused on, delivering exceptional patient care and an exceptional client experience. We have a strong belief in a team-based approach to medicine. Our specialists and emergency doctors work very closely together along with an amazing team of technicians and support staff!
Please send your CV to Dr. Sophy Jesty, Medical Director, at: or Patrick O'Keefe, Veterinary Recruiter, at:


Surgeon, San Antonio, Texas
Are you in search of a hospital that you can not only practice world-class medicine but also be a part of a team that genuinely cares about each other and gives back to the community? MissionVet Specialty & Emergency is currently seeking a third Small Animal Surgeon to collaborate with Dr. Tige Witsberger DACVS, Dr. Ryan Birks and 2 surgical interns.
The successful candidate should have the ability to perform minimally invasive surgery or a strong desire to learn MIS techniques. You will be supported by a highly skilled and engaged staff that genuinely cares about each other and their patients.
Please direct all inquiries to Tige Witsberger, DVM, DACVS, Hospital Director, at 210-737-7373 or


Surgeon, Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals, Hillsborough, NJ
Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals location in Hillsborough, NJ is looking for a second Surgeon to join our team. Our hospital will be moving into a new facility in October of 2019 just a few miles down the road from our current location.
We're located in beautiful Somerset County NJ, voted one of the Best Counties to live in! It has a rich history dating to Colonial times, and outstanding recreational activities. With direct rail service to Manhattan and an easy drive to Philadelphia you will never run out of things to do!
Contact: Patrick O'Keefe:


Fourth Surgeon at VRC in Malvern, Pennsylvania
VRC, located in Malvern, PA is a comprehensive, specialty veterinary healthcare center open 365 days a year for appointments and emergency care that offers advanced diagnostic testing, treatment, and ongoing management of a variety of medical conditions. We're looking for a FOURTH surgeon to join us!
In order to expand our availability to clients and patients, this position could either be a typical 4 day/week schedule with every other Saturday on, OR an every weekend position with 2 day/3 day split (Work Fri/Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon).
For more information, please contact Patrick O'Keefe, LVT:


Surgeon, Nashville Veterinary Specialists, Clarksville, Tennessee
Nashville Veterinary Specialists in Clarksville, TN seeks a Surgeon to join our growing 24-hour emergency and specialty practice.
We are seeking a boarded or board eligible surgeon for our new facility in Clarksville, TN opening in 2020. This facility will be 24/7 ER with Surgical services and will add on more specialties in the future.
NVS focuses on delivering the highest quality care to our patients, balancing work/home life and promoting respect and clear communication between everyone in our organization. Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and generous relocation/signing bonuses offered.
Visit us at Contact for more information.


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 or Residency-Trained Surgeon, Bowie, Maryland
Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency Hospital is seeking a board certified or residency trained surgeon to join our growing team.
Our specialists work together in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere along with our skilled and dedicated 24/7 ER team and technicians. We enjoy a fully equipped and spacious state of the art hospital and look forward to sharing our team's philosophy of great customer service, outstanding client and patient care, camaraderie, and collaborative spirit.
We offer competitive salary, health insurance, retirement/disability, paid vacation and generous sign on/relocation bonuses. Visit us at . For information contact or 805-404-3581.


Assistant / Associate Professor (2 Positions), Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Purdue University has two full-time (12-month) Assistant or Associate Professor Positions in Small Animal Surgery. Details, access (keyword veterinary). A background check is required for employment by the University.
Purdue University 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.


Residency-Trained or Board-Certified Surgeon, Mission, Kansas
Mission Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (MVES) seeks a residency trained or board certified surgeon to join our growing team. Our state-of-the-art 22,000 sq. ft. facility is fully equipped and has a well-trained team of 40+ to support our Specialists in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency/Critical Care and ER veterinarians. In-house laboratory, full service ICU, CT, endoscopy, diagnostic ultrasound, digital radiology, large operating suites and off-site MRI.
Our specialists work together in a cooperative and collaborative environment. Competitive compensation and a fantastic benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, 401(k), CE, Paid Vacation and more! For more information contact or 805-404-3581.


Surgeon, Metro New York City Area
Animal Specialty Center in the metro New York City Area (Yonkers) is seeking a Surgeon to join our growing practice. Our well established state of the art hospital sees a robust and diverse caseload. We are a collaborative hospital that values its team and understands what a work/life balance means for the health and well-being of everyone in our practice. We encourage professional growth and development for all of our team members.
Competitive compensation along with a generous benefits package that includes healthcare, continuing education, PTO and more! Signing, relocation and referral bonuses offered. For information contact or 805-404-3581.


Boarded or Residency Trained Surgeon, Wichita, Kansas
Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital of Wichita seeks a boarded or residency trained surgeon to join our growing team. We are expanding our specialty services and relocating to a new 16,000 square foot state of the art facility. Established and diverse caseload as the only referral center in the area. Our dedicated and skilled team work in a collaborative and fun environment while providing the gold standard in care.
We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package, including sign on and relocation bonuses. Come see all that Wichita has to offer. For more information contact or 805-404-3581.


Board-Certified Surgeon, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Woburn, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital is looking for a board-certified surgeon, with a minimum of five years' experience, and a special interest and/or advanced training in orthopedics.
Our 36,000 square-foot hospital is home a premier level 1 emergency and specialty center. The surgery department consists of 5 surgeons and is equipped with 5 surgical suites, a full complement of Stryker and Surgical Direct scoping equipment, New Generation locking fracture and TPLO systems, Ligasure, digital radiography with monitors in each surgical suite, fluoroscopy, 64 slice CT and a 1.5T MRI.
Interested candidates can send their CV to Dr. Jennifer Brisson, DVM, DACVR, Associate Medical Director, at


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, Spokane, Washington
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, 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: Associate or Sale
Metro Washington D C / Baltimore / Northern Virginia
Owner retiring after 30 years : Includes all equipment and instrumentation
Synthes, Stryker, 3-M , Imex, Biomedtrix, Arthrex
Net > $400,000 working 3 days a week 40 + weeks / year
Full medical, Dental, Eye, 401K
Certified Technician if desired
Excellent Hospital Base


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 are 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 70 hospitals stretching from the redwoods of the Pacific Northwest to the skyscrapers of the Northeast to the sandy beaches in the Florida coast, we have an opportunity where you want to be!
For more information, please email Dr. Sonja Olson at
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:

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