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Two Orthopedic Surgeons Now Board Certified

The Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is pleased to announce that Drs. Mark Fuller and Sun Young Kim are now Diplomates in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), making them board-certified specialists in small animal surgery. Joining them in this year’s class of new Diplomates are Drs. Krista Adamovich (currently in private practice in Texas) and Cassie Lux (currently with the University of Tennessee), who recently completed their resident training at the VMTH.

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Dr. Mark Fuller, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Fuller earned his veterinary degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2005. After graduation, he completed a large animal internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, followed by two years at a mixed-animal practice and small animal emergency medicine. Dr. Fuller completed a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, California, followed by a small animal surgery residency at UC Davis before joining the VMTH as a staff veterinarian in 2012.

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Dr. Sun Young Kim, DVM, MS, DAVCS

Dr. Kim received his veterinary degree in 2000 and a Master’s degree in Veterinary Science in 2002 from Seoul National University in South Korea. He also had extensive clinical and research training at SNU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital from 2000-2003. The following year, Dr. Kim held a small animal surgical fellowship at Michigan State University. He then spent a year at the University of Florida, completing a small animal medicine and surgery internship. In 2009, Dr. Kim came to UC Davis, where he completed a small animal surgery residency in 2012. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery.

“We are proud of the hard work and dedication Drs. Fuller and Kim have put in to accomplish this goal,” states Dr. David Wilson, director of the VMTH. “They are both excellent surgeons and have now established themselves at the forefront of their profession. I am also proud of the resident training program at the VMTH that prepared not only Mark and Sun for this certification, but also our former residents Cassie and Krista, who are now furthering their careers at other hospitals. Their success, and the success of residents in many other disciplines, is a testament to talents of our residents and the exceptional mentorship provided by our faculty.”

Founded in 1965, the ACVS is the American Veterinary Medical Association specialty board that defines the standards of surgical excellence and advanced professionalism in veterinary surgery. Approximately 70 veterinarians earn their Diplomate credentials every year, with a current total approaching 1,800. 


About the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
The William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis—a unit of the School of Veterinary Medicine—provides state-of-the-art clinical care while serving as the primary clinical teaching experience for DVM students and post graduate veterinarian residents. The VMTH treats more than 45,000 animals a year, ranging from cats and dogs to horses, cows and exotic species. To learn more about the VMTH, please go to Timely news updates can be received on its Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages.

Rob Warren
VMTH Communications & Marketing Officer