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Joao Felipe De Brito Galvao
Veterinary Specialist MV, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Galvao joined VCA Arboretum View in the summer of 2011. He has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences. Additionally, he was an Associate Editor for Veterinary Record, The Official Journal of the British Veterinary Association. He was also Medical Director from 2012-2016 and Internship Director from 2015-2016. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is also a known lecturer nationally and internationally, averaging as much as 50 to 100 hours of lectures in renowned conferences like ACVIM Forum (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) and specialty courses per year.

Dr. Galvao is a 2004 graduate of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. He did a Small Animal Medicine Residency at Sao Paulo State University, Brazil before coming to the US for an evaluated clinical year at the University of Wisconsin. Later, he completed a one-year rotating internship at Purdue University. He then concluded a three-year internal medicine residency and obtained a Master's degree in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Galvao enjoys all aspects of internal medicine and has a special interest in interventional radiology and interventional endoscopy. He is one of the few veterinarians in the world experienced in numerous minimally invasive procedures like percutaneous antegrade and endoscopic retrograde ureteral stent placement, urethral stent placement, tracheal stent placement, nasopharyngeal stent placement, percutaneous cystolithotomy (PCCL), urethral collagen implant for urinary incontinence, urethral hydraulic occluder placement for urinary incontinence, perineal approach rigid cystoscopy in male dogs, subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) placement, ectopic ureter laser ablation, lithotripsy, among others. He also performs more common procedures like rhinoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy, laparoscopic liver biopsy, endoscopic cautery polypectomy, among others.

Dr. Galvao is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM), Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (JAAHA), among others. He was the Chair of the Small Animal Internal Medicine Credentials Committee (2017-2018), and member from 2013-2019. He was a Urology Consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) from 2016-2018. He is also a member of the Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy Society, Comparative Gastrointestinal Society, American Society of Nephrology and Urology, and American Veterinary Medical Association.