Nathaniel Lam, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, DACVS

Dr. Nathaniel Lam, DVM, DACVS is passionate about Hawaii and its community. It is his philosophy that with medical care, families become members of the health care team, and doctors become family. Prior to becoming a veterinarian he pursued his love of art and design as a professional photographer. He received a B.S. in Cognitive Computer Science from UCLA in 2004 and earned a D.V.M. from Michigan State University in 2009 prior to completing a rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania and a Residency in Small Animal Surgery from the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. He is strongly committed to working with primary veterinarians to provide the highest level of care through a focus on education and comprehensive case management. His professional interests include minimally-invasive surgery (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, arthroscopy), interventional radiology (stenting), knee surgery (TPLO, TTA, patellar luxation), trauma and wound care, and exotic animal surgery. Dr. Lam is certified to administer platelet-rich plasma therapy and veterinary stem cell therapy (Vet-Stem). He resides in Honolulu where he enjoys outdoor activities, exploring with his dogs Cali and Lily, photography, volunteer work, and playing the guitar. Dr. Lam is also the co-founder of the non-profit organization The Arch Project (501c3) and a local indoor rock climbing gym.

Professional Associations:

Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons, and the Veterinary Society for Surgical Oncology.

Publications:

  • Lam, NK., Tracheostomy, in Small Animal Surgical Emergencies. Aronson, L, Ed. Hoboken, NJ. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Lam, NK., Weisse C, Berent AC, Murphy S, Kaae J, Radlinsky M, Dunn M, Richter K. Preliminary evaluation of esophageal stenting for refractory benign strictures in dogs. Animal Medical Center, New York, NY.
  • Lam NK., Berent AC, Weisse C, Bryan C, Mackin A, Bagley D. Endoscopic ureteral stent placement for congenital bilateral ureteral stenosis in a dog. Animal Medical Center, New York, NY. JAVMA, 2012, 240:983-90.
  • Berent A, Weisse C, Zaid M, Lam N, Mackin A, Bryan C, Bagley D. Endoscopic fixation of ureteral strictures in dogs an cats. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. - Abstract presented at Veterinary Endoscopy Society March 2010.
  • Demaria MJ, Stanley BJ, Lam NK., Moore TW. Negative pressure wound therapy on healing wounds with exposed bone in dogs. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. - Vet Surg, 2011 40:658-69.
  • Beal MW, Mehler SJ, Staiger BA, Moore TW, Lam NK., Brown AJ. Technique for percutaneous radiologic gastrojejunostomy in the dog. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Beal MW, Mehler SJ, Staiger BA, Moore TW, Lam NK., Brown AJ. Technique for fluoroscopic nasojejunal tube placement in dogs. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Awards & Distinctions:

American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Resident Research Poster Award

Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery - Resident Presenter Award

American Veterinary Medical Association - Outstanding Senior Student Award

Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine - Student Leadership Award

Wade O. Brinker - Orthopedic Surgery Award

American College of Veterinary Radiologists - Outstanding Senior Student Award

Veterinary Specialists in Private Practice - Vincent Pedroia Future Specialist Award

Charlotte and Erwin Gorning - Endowed Scholarship Award for Outstanding Clinical Student

Florence B. Burke - Endowed Scholarship Award for Academic and Leadership Excellence

Nathaniel K. Lam

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