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Small animal surgeon wins international award

Small animal surgeon wins international award

LewisDanDr. Dan Lewis, a professor of small animal surgery at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, recently received the 2012 recipient of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Hill’s Mobility Award.

The WSAVA’s Hills Mobility award recognizes the outstanding work of a clinical researcher in the field of canine and feline orthopedic medicine and surgery. Through improvements in the mobility and quality of life of pets, recipients are deemed to have contributed significantly to the well-being of pets lives and to the human-animal bond worldwide.

Lewis was presented with the award during the WSAVA’s annual meeting, held in Birmingham, England April 12-15.

Lewis, a board certified veterinary surgeon, has been a member of the UF veterinary faculty since 1993. His special interests include traumatology, fracture management and reconstructive surgery with a focus on the utilization of circular and hybrid external skeletal fixation for fracture stabilization, deformity correction and limb salvage procedures.

He received his D.V.M. degree from the University of California-Davis in 1983. He completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Louisiana State University in 1984 and a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Florida in 1987. Lewis spent a year as the Surgical Registrar at Sydney University before returning to Louisiana State University in 1988, where he worked as an assistant professor prior to returning to UF to serve on the faculty.