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Bio: S. Gary Brown, D.V.M., DACVS

Dr. Brown obtained his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1965 and became a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon in 1971. Following his residency at the prestigious Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York, he served as AMC's service head of orthopedics from 1968 to 1972. In 1972, Dr. Brown came to the Bay Area as a founding member of the Berkeley Veterinary Medical Group with Drs. Stephen Ettinger, Ray Roberts, and James W. Ticer. He opened the Veterinary Orthopedic & Surgery Service in September 1975 in San Jose and now practices in Fremont.

Dr. Brown has written a variety of veterinary related articles for the Irish Setter Club of America (ISCA). He has also proudly served as a sweepstakes judge in a variety of dog shows for Irish Setters, Gordon Setters, Greyhounds, and Golden Retrievers..

His latest ISCA project is helping spearhead efforts to unravel DNA markers for Canine Epilepsy and Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD).

Dr. Brown enjoys gardening, attending dog shows, and enjoying the company of his Irish Setter, Grady, and his pig, Willow. He is also very happy to be a grandpa to 3 year old Nathan.


Curriculum Vitae: S. Gary Brown, D.V.M., DACVS


    Veterinary School: The Ohio State University 1965
    Internship: The Animal Medical Center 1965-1966
    Residency: The Animal Medical Center 1966-1968

Academic Appointments:

    Western University of Health Sciences - College of Veterinary Medicine - 2008
    Clinical Professor of Veterinary Surgery

    University of California, Davis – College of Veterinary Medicine – 1973-1976
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Veterinary Surgery

Non Academic Positions:

    Animal Medical Center, New York
    Staff Surgeon and Orthopedic Service Head 1968-1972
    Teaching Interns and Residents

    Berkeley Veterinary Medical Group 1972-1976

    Veterinary Orthopedic & Surgery Service 1976-Present

Professional and Scientific Organizations and Societies:

    Institute of Genetic Disease Control – Member and Past Chairman of the Board
    Association for Veterinary Orthopedic Research and Education (AVORE) –
    Council Member and Past President
    Veterinary Orthopedic Society - Member
    Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) - Member
    American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) - Member
    California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) – Member
    Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association – Member
    International Veterinary Association of Pain Management - Member

Specialty Board Memberships:

    American College of Veterinary Surgeons – 1971

Teaching Experience:

    Assisted in Small Animal Orthopedic laboratories for Junior
    and Senior students, UC Davis 1973-1976
    Residents and Interns – Animal Medical Center 1968-1972


Refereed Manuscripts:

    LaHue TR, Brown SG, Roush JC, et al. Entrapment of joint mice in the bicipital tendon sheath as a sequela to osteochondritis dissecans of the proximal humerus in dogs: A report of six cases. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 1988;24:99-105.

    McLain, Donald L. D.V.M., M.S., Brown, S. Gary, D.V.M. (1982) Fixation of Radius and Ulna Fractures in the Immature Dog and Cat A Review of Popular Techniques and a Report of Eight Cases Using Plate Fixation
    Veterinary Surgery 11 (4) , 140–145 doi:10.1111/j.1532-950X.1982

    Parker RB, Brown GS, Wind AP: Pancarpal arthrodesis in the dog: A review of forty-five cases. Vet Surg 10:35, 1981

    Brown SG, Biggart JF 3rd. Plate fixation of iliac shaft fractures in the dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1975 Sep 15;167(6):472–478.

    Brown SG, Greiner TP. The urethra. In: Bojrab MJ, ed. Current. techniques in small animal surgery. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Lea. &. Febiger, 1975:232-37

    Brown, S. G.; Rosen, Howard; Craniolateral Approach to the Canine Hip; a Modified Watson-Jones Approach. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1971 Nov 1;159(9):1117-22

    HOHN, R.B., ROSEN, H., BOHNING, R.H., u. S.G.BROWN (1971):
    Surgical stabilization of recurrent shoulder luxation.
    Vet. Clin. North Am. Small Anim. Pract. 1, 537-548


    Testing for Von Willebrand’s Disease – Simplate II method: K. Lavrischeff, S. G. Brown
    AVORE 1990

    Pelvic Widening for secondary Mega-Colon in cats: S. G. Brown, K. Lavrischeff, L. Sisley
    AVORE 1985

Non Refereed Book Chapters:

    Canine Sports Medicine and Surgery, Bloomberg, Dee, Taylor;
    Unique Veterinary Problems of Coursing Dogs, Ch 51, pg 426-433; Brown, S. Gary

    Disease Mechanisms: Small Animal Surgery, 2nd Edition, M. Joseph Bojrab, Ed;. Lea Febiger 1993
    Indirect (Secondary) Bone Healing, p. 671: Brown, S. G. ; Kramers, P. C.

    Brown, S.G.; Newton, C.D. Infectious arthritis and wounds of joints; Lippincott, 1985

    Ticer, J. W., and Brown S.G.: Thoracic Trauma. In, Veterinary Internal Medicine. Edited by S. J. Ettinger. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co, 1975.

    Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 1st edition: Ettinger, S. E.; Suter, P. F.; WB Saunders, 1974
    Patent Ductus Arteriosus Surgery

Miscellaneous and Lay Publications:

    Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy : Update in Irish Setters, 2007
    Irishsetterclub.org – Health Committee page; Brown, S. G.; Pool, Roy

    Normal Thyroid Values in Irish Setters, 2004
    Irishsetterclub.org – Health Committee page, Brown, S. G., Savory, John

    A. Davidson, W. Hornof, K. Lavrischeff, Brown, S. G. l. What is your diagnosis? Bilateral hip dysplasia and possible osteolytic lesion in the left ischium. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 1993;1129-30.

Invited Lectures and Papers Presented:

    Anatomy and Gait Analysis of the Conformation Irish Setter
    Irish Setter Club of America, Lancaster, PA - 2001

    Orthopedic Conditions of the Juvenile Great Pyrennes
    Great Pyrennes Club of America, National Specialty, Fredericksburg, MD, 1998

    Small Animal Proceedings, ACVS 1996 - 53
    Sagittal Intertrochanteric Femoral Neck Lengthening Osteotomy (Hip Dysplasia); Brown, S.G., et al

    Small Animal Proceedings, ACVS 1996 – 105
    The Shoulder Osteochondritis Dissecans in the Biceps Tendon Sheath ; Experiences, Arthrography and Bicipital Tendon Sheath Foreign Bodies; Brown, S.G.

    Pediatric Fractures in the Canine
    CVMA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA – Summer, 1986

    ACVS Veterinary Forum
    Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures – October, 1986

    AVORE – 1980 – Present
    Summer and Winter Meetings Semi-Annual Presentations in Small Animal Orthopedics


    Sliding Humeral Osteotomy - 2010
    Fixin Bone Plating – 2009
    Synthes Master’s Osteotomy Course - 2008
    Biomedtrix Total Elbow Prosthesis – 2008
    Biomedtrix Total Knee Prothesis – 2008
    Biomedtrix Total Hip Prosthesis – 2006
    Vet Stem – Stem Cell Certification – 2007
    Slocum Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy – 1993
    Slocum Triple Pelvic Osteotomy - 1992

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