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Michael Huber

Veterinary Specialist

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


Specialties Include:

Orthopedic surgery
Bone & joint surgery
Soft tissue surgery

After Dr. Michael Huber received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1993 from Purdue University, he completed an internship at the University of Minnesota (in small animal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine), followed by a three-year surgical residency at Auburn University.

Dr. Huber received awards for academics and for outstanding poster presentation at the 1996 ACVS meeting.

In 1997, Dr. Huber joined Animal Specialty Group and, in 1998, he passed the board exam, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. His special interests include emergency thoracic and oncologic surgery.

He lives with his wife, Kris, their kids, and a variety of pets including three dogs, two cats, two guinea pigs, a gecko, and two horses. Outside of ASG, he is an avid supporter of community theatre and other local charities.


Areas of Interest:
Emergency thoracic and oncologic surgery

Veterinary School:
Purdue University

Rotating: University of Minnesota

Surgery: Auburn University

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS)
Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery (SVSTS)
Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology (VSSO)
Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS)
Guide Dogs of America

Papers Authored
Biomechanical Comparison of 3.0 Mm Headless Compression Screw and 3.5 Mm Cortical Bone Screw in a Canine Humeral Condylar Fracture Model
Objective: To compare the biomechanical properties of simulated humeral condylar fractures reduced with one of two screw fixation methods: 3.0 mm headless compression screw (HCS) or 3.5 mm cortical bone screw (CBS) placed in lag fashion.
Authored: MN Gonsalves, D Jankovits, ML Huber, AM Strom, TC Garcia, SM Stover
Published: Accepted Vet Surg May 2016
Interlocking Box Jejunostomy: A New Technique for Enteral Feeding
Abstract: A new jejunostomy tube placement technique is described and compared to traditional methods. The interlocking box technique was compared to a simple purse-string with jejunopexy and an inverting serosal tunnel (Witzel technique) with jejunopexy.
Authored: Daye RM, Huber ML, Henderson RA
Published: JAAHA 35 (2): 129-134, 1999
Tracheostomy Techniques and Management
Authored: Colley P, Huber M, Henderson R
Published: Comp Cont Ed 21 (1): 44-53, 1999
Assessment of Current Techniques for Determining Tracheal Luminal Stenosis in Dogs
Objective: To assess the accuracy of current antemortem and postmortem techniques for determining tracheal luminal stenosis.
Authored: Huber M, Henderson R, Finn-Bodner S, et al
Published: AJVR 58 (10):1051-1054, 1997
Use of a Modified Surgical Approach to the Right Atrium for Retrieval of Heartworms in a Dog
Abstract: A 2-year-old 2-kg female Maltese dog was referred for treatment of dirofilariosis and mild caval syndrome characterized by hemolysis and lethargy. Ultrasonography revealed worms within the caudal vena cava, right auricle, right ventricle, and pulmonary artery. 
Authored: Kuntz CA, Smith-Carr A, Huber M, Weigand C, et al
Published: JAVMA 208 (5): 692-4, 1996
Transverse Flap Tracheostomy: A Technique for Temporary Tracheostomy of Intermediate Duration
Abstract: A technique is described which is particularly useful in obese or heavily muscled animals when a single lumen tracheostomy tube is used, or when mechanical ventilation through a cuffed tracheostomy tube is required. The technique assures easy access to a large tracheal stoma which facilitates cleaning and tube replacement.
Authored: Macintire DK, Henderson RA, Wilson ER, Huber ML
Published:  J Vet Emerg Crit Care 5 (1): 25-31, 1995
The Use of Polysulphated Glycosaminoglycans in the Dog
Authored: Huber M, Bill R
Published: Comp Cont Ed 16 (4): 501-506, 1994
Uroabdomen in a Young Dog
Authored: Srinath S, Schulman R, Huber M
Published:  Pulse 57 (12): 19-20, 2013
Effects of Hydromorphone and Methadone on Incidence of Vomiting and/or Regurgitation in Dogs Undergoing Elective Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy: 109 Cases
Authored: Wong R, Gonsalves M, Huber ML, Rich L, Strom AM
Published: Submitted Vet Surg 44(7):852-7, 2015
Effects of Hydromorphone and Methadone on Incidence of Vomiting and/or Regurgitation in Dogs Undergoing Elective Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy: 109 Cases
Authored: Sanchez RS, Gonsalves MN, Jackson GM, Strom AM, Huber ML
Published: Submitted JAVMA 2013
What’s Your Diagnosis?: Histiocytic Sarcoma
Authored: Hicks J, Gonsalves M, Huber ML
Published: Submitted JAVMA 2012
In Vitro Mechanical Comparison of 2.0 and 2.4 Limited-Contact Dynamic Compression Plates and 2.0 Dynamic Compression Plates of Different Thicknesses
Objective: To compare the bending structural stiffness and bending strength of thick and thin 2.4 mm limited contact dynamic compression plates (2.4 LC-DCP), 2.0 mm LC-DCP (2.0 LC-DCP), and 2.0 dynamic compression plates (2.0 DCP).
Authored: Strom AM, Garcia TC, Jandrey K, Huber ML, et al
Published: Vet Surg 39(7):824-828, 2010
What’s Your Diagnosis?: Tarsal Cryptococcosis in a Cat
Authored: Lambert RJ, Levin G, Wendelburg K, Huber M, et al
Published: JAVMA 229(6):931-2, 2006
What’s Your Diagnosis?: Pneumomediastinum and Pneumopericardium
Authored: Johnson-Neitman JL, Huber ML, Amann JF
Published: JAVMA 229(3):359-60, 2006
What’s Your Diagnosis?: Synovial Cell Sarcoma
Authored: Evans PM, Gassel AD, Huber ML
Published: JAVMA 224(4):511-512, 2004
What’s Your Diagnosis?: Osteoma of the Mandible in a Cat
Authored: Gassel AD, Huber ML
Published: JAVMA 220(8):1151-1152, 2002
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