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Specialty: Surgery - Orthopedic

Kathy Linn
James Fingeroth
Greg Harasen
Doug MacCoy
Avery Bennett
Felix Duerr
David Hummel
Abigail Lockwood
Michael McFadden
Jeremiah Moorer
Guillaume Ragetly
Matthew Rooney
Matt Sherwood
Aaron Wehrenberg
Tina Wolfe

Associate Editors:
James Ballow
Daniel Cardosa
Neil Embleton
Richard Freedman
Gary Old
Richard Wall

Avery Bennett

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), 1988


  • Master of Science (MS), Colorado State University, 1987
  • Residency in Surgery, Colorado State University, 1987
  • Internship, Texas A&M University, 1984
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Michigan State University, 1983
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Western Michigan University , 1973

Current Professional Activities

  • Chief of Surgery at Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists
Past Professional Activities
  • Chief of Surgery, Animal Medical Center, NY, NY
  • Professor of Small Animal Surgery, University of Illinois
  • Associate professor of surgery, University of Pennsylvania
  • Staff surgeon, Bay area veterinary specialists, private practice, San Francisco bay area
  • Owner and Founder of Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, California
  • Staff Veterinarian at the San Francisco Zoo
  • Associate Professor — Zoological Medicine — University of Florida
Marital Status
  • Husband, Claudio Ribeiro
Surrogate Children
  • Piquitula — Grey and white tabby with no eyes. Herpes...
  • Tuti Fruti — Calico adopted from shelter in Illinois
  • Lili — Grey tabby with white feet adopted from AMC
  • Cora — Border collie with PDA that was supposed to die of pulmonary hypertension intraop. But, she didn't!
  • Heiller — German wire-haired pointer
  • Caco — Male cockatiel
  • Kronos — A baby African grey parrot
  • Ice — Powder blue parrotlet who rides to work with me every day
  • Two canaries without names.
  • Fresh water and reef aquaria
  • Orchids, gardening, travelling
Favorite Quote
  • "Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug"
What I Like Best About VIN
  • I like the concept of veterinarians helping veterinarians.
  • I like that it keeps me thinking and learning. I have to look stuff up to answer questions and that helps me keep up.
  • I also enjoy meeting so many veterinarians from all over the world. People come up to me at conferences and tell me their screen names. It is like we have known each other for a long time but it has been on VIN, not in person.
  • I like the world wide access. Great people. Great learning.
Avery Bennett

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