DR ARMSTRONG IS RETIRING AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2017
"It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital after 30 years. I have sold my shares in the practice and as of the end of September 2017; I will no longer be a full time member of the Scottsdale team. I look forward to entering my "semi retirement" as a locum or relief veterinarian for Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital and other well-respected hospitals in British Columbia. I hope to continue a part time career as a veterinarian, ski instructor (now 18 seasons with Whistler/Blackcomb), as well as, continue to serve my profession as a councillor of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and director of the Society of British Columbia Veterinarians."
Dr. Mark Smith (BSc D.V.M. MVSc) Diplomate, AmericanCollege of Veterinary Surgeons(acvs.org)
Dr. Mark Smith completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 1992 and spent six years in small animal general practice. He completed a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship at OVC and a one year surgery internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orlando, Florida. In 2003, he then completed a three year small animal surgery residency where he received a Masters in Veterinary Science at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, in Saskatchewan. Board certification by the AmericanCollege of Veterinary Surgeons was attained after a rigorous examination process. He previously operated at Canada West Veterinary Specialists in Vancouver. Currently Mark provides a mobile surgical service in the lower mainland.
We are proud to have Dr. Smith perform TPLO surgeries for cruciate ligament repair and patella surgeries here at Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital on a regular basis for our patients in need. Dr. Smith has also started to perform for us other orthopedic procedures and advanced soft tissue surgeries such as Ear Canal Ablations.
Smith ME, Bebchuk TN, Shmon CL, Watson LG , Steinmetz H. An in vitro biomechanical study of the effects of surgical modification upon the canine lumbosacral spine. Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Dept. of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan.
Smith ME, de Haan J, Peck J, Madden SN. Augmented primary repair of patellar ligament rupture in three dogs. Affiliated Veterinary Specialists P. A., Winter Park, Florida, USA.
Kurach L, Smith ME, Fowler JD. Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer of the Trapezius Flap in 20 Dogs and a Wallaby. Vet. Surg. 2012 Nov 26. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2012.01029.x.[Epub ahead of print]