About William A Fox-Alvarez
Dr. Alex Fox-Alvarez, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, is an honors graduate of the UFCVM class of 2012. During veterinary school, his main interest was in zoo/exotic animal medicine and after graduation completed a 1-year internship in small animal, zoo and exotic medicine and surgery at Valley Animal Hospital and the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona. There he realized his passion for surgery, changed gears, and returned to the UFCVM to complete a 1-year specialty internship in small animal surgery, then stayed on board for a 4-year combined Master’s degree and residency program in small animal surgery. During his final year of residency, he was elected the chief resident of the hospital by his peers, selected for the resident of the year award by the graduating class, and awarded the American Association of Veterinary Clinician’s 2018 Outstanding Resident Award. In the same year, Dr. Fox-Alvarez became the first resident to pass the newly introduced Veterinary Assessment of Laparoscopic Skills (VALS) certificate exam and won multiple resident research awards at national and international conferences for his research endeavors. In addition to his love of surgery, Dr. Fox-Alvarez has a passion for teaching and international medicine. During his residency here at UF, he developed a surgical training cooperative with a large non-profit animal rescue in Thailand with the combined goals of providing: surgical care to animals in need, real-world surgical training to the senior surgical resident, and 1-on-1 surgical training to local staff veterinarians who have limited access to specialty training.
Upon completion of his surgical residency, Dr. Fox-Alvarez successfully passed his surgical board examination and was hired on as a tenure track faculty in small animal soft tissue surgery at the UFCVM. His areas of research include: minimally invasive surgery, skin and reconstructive surgery, application of novel technologies in veterinary surgery, and integration of multimedia into veterinary education. Dr. Fox Alvarez launched a multi-university education cooperative called VICE Rounds – Veterinary Isolated Clinical Education in response to students being unable to attend clinics in person due to COVID-19 related precautions.
Dr. Fox-Alvarez and his wife, Stacey Fox-Alvarez (UFCVM c/o 2013) live in Gainesville Florida along with their 4 dogs, 2 cats, parrot, and 6 chickens.
Board Certified Small Animal SurgeonAmerican College of Veterinary Surgeons
Veterinary Assessment of Laparoscopic SkillsAmerican College of Veterinary Surgeons
Soft Tissue Surgery; Surgery of Zoo and Exotic Animals; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Interventional Radiology; Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus Syndrome; Veterinary Surgical Education