Dr. Margo Mehl graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. While in veterinary school she received a number of awards including GPSA Travel Award, Richland Kennel Club Scholarship, George G. Ross Scholarship, and was the Mark Morris Student representative. She then proceeded to do a rotating internship at Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine followed by a 3-year small animal surgical residency at the University of California, Davis. She completed her surgery board examinations in 2004, at which time she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She was recruited to stay on an additional year after her residency at UC Davis for a fellowship in renal transplantation and vascular surgery, After completing the fellowship she was accepted for a tenure-track faculty position at the UC Davis Small Animal Surgery department. She remained in a UC Davis Small Animal Surgery faculty position as an assistant professor training students and residents, predominantly in soft tissue and oncologic surgeries from 2005-2008. She was the section leader for the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates Clinical Proficiency Exam from 2004-2008. Dr. Mehl has published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals and acquired many grants for her research. Her research specialized in kidney transplantation, liver shunt surgery, ureteral surgery and immunosuppression therapy. In 2008, she left her faculty position at UC Davis and moved to San Francisco Veterinary Specialists (SFVS) where she worked for 12+ years performing a multitude of surgeries before joining our team. She continues to author book chapters and is frequently invited to review research papers in her field of expertise. She is currently a member of the following medical organizations: American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2004), Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery (2004), American Veterinary Medical Association (2004), San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association (2008), Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology (2015).
Dr. Mehl has authored more than 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals covering many surgical diseases such as laryngeal disorders and treatment, adrenal tumors, bone tumors, liver shunts in small and large breed dogs, kidney transplantation, feline ureteral surgery, episoplasty in dogs, laparoscopic surgery, tracheal surgery and thoracic surgery. She has also authored a number of book chapters including those on liver shunts in dogs and cats, hiatal hernia repair, organ transplantation and laryngeal paralysis.