Dr. Mark Smith (BSc D.V.M. MVSc)

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (

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 American College 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.

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Selected Publications:

  • 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]