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Dirsko von Pfeil, Specialty Small Animal Surgeon
Dr. med. vet., DVM, DACVS, DECVS,
DACVSMR, DECVSMR (Small Animals)
ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive
Surgery (Small Animal Orthopedics)
Dirsko J.F. von Pfeil, Dr.med.vet, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR, DECVSMR (Small animals) is the founder and owner of Small Animal Surgery Locum, PLLC, offering primarily orthopedic specialty surgery at private or academic surgical centers on part-time basis.
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Dr. von Pfeil is currently mainly working as Chief of Orthopedics at Bessy's Kleintierklinik in Zurich, Switzerland. In addition, he serves as faculty for the AOVET North America (https://www.aona.org/#AONA=) and volunteers on review boards of multiple international veterinary surgical journals.
Dr. von Pfeil obtained his veterinary degree at the Free University of Berlin (2001), passed the American license (2006), and is board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2008), the European College of Veterinary Surgery (2008), the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (2016) and the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Small animals; 2021). He also was designated an ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Orthopedics; 2021). In the past, he held positions as Assistant Professor at Kansas State, Adjunct Professor at Michigan State, Visiting Scientist at the University of Georgia, and as staff surgeon at several surgical specialty referral centers in Alaska, Virginia, and Washington DC.
Dr. von Pfeil is a frequently invited speaker at national and international veterinary conferences and has given over 100 presentations on surgical topics, mainly orthopedics; he has made more than 70 contributions to the veterinary literature - a link to Dr. von Pfeil's research can be found here: