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Dr. Duane Robinson Joins Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr. Duane Robinson, DVM, PhD, DACVS, joins UC Davis from LSU.

Dr. Duane Robinson has recently joined the VMTH’s Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery Service as a new faculty member. He obtained his veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 2000. He then held veterinary positions in Iowa and Florida before completing a combined five-year PhD (implant-associated infectious diseases) and residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. Robinson comes to UC Davis from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University, where he served as an Assistant Professor. 

“We are excited for the possibilities that the addition of Duane brings,” said Dr. David Wilson, director of the VMTH. “His surgical skills will further enhance the already leading orthopedic program headed by Dr. Amy Kapatkin, and he will serve as a valuable asset to our students in his faculty capacity. The addition of Duane will also allow the Orthopedic Surgery Service to see more patients and increase surgical offerings to our clients.”

Dr. Robinson received Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2013 with an emphasis in small animal surgery. His current research interests include orthopedic implant infection and development of implant properties to reduce infection.

“Joining the VMTH is an exciting new chapter in my career,” said Dr. Robinson. “I look forward to working with so many accomplished people within the VMTH and throughout UC Davis.”

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Rob Warren
VMTH Communications & Marketing Officer