Thomas Turner, Staff Veterinarian

DVM - Surgery


Dr. Turner brings over forty years of veterinary surgical experience in orthopedics, neurosurgery, and soft tissue. He is a 1972 graduate of Auburn University, where he is currently lecturing as an Associate Professor, and did a surgical residency at The Ohio State University in 1982. Dr. Turner is recognized nationally and internationally in orthopedics; notably in fracture fixation, joint reconstruction, and total joint replacement; and pioneering canine total hip replacement and development of the first successful canine total stifle replacement. Over these years, he has given over 800 presentations in educational lectures, seminars and courses. As an author or co- author, he has over 235 publications, book chapters, and abstracts that have been presented in numerous scientific meetings and in peer reviewed publications. He has been a member of the foremost orthopedic research group at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago for the past forty years and currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Some areas of his research are fracture fixation, bone healing, bone response to implants, bone graft and graft substitutes, total joint replacement, and the effects of cemented and cementless fixation on bone. These breakthrough studies have led to contributions in human and veterinary orthopedics, as well as innovations in fracture treatment and pioneering developments for canine total hip and stifle replacement. His contributions were recognized by the ACVS in presenting him the Merit Award for ??sustained and distinguished contributions to the art and science of veterinary surgery??.

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