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
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
- Assisted in Small Animal Orthopedic laboratories for Junior
and Senior students, UC Davis 1973-1976
Residents and Interns – Animal Medical Center 1968-1972
- 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
Pelvic Widening for secondary Mega-Colon in cats: S. G. Brown, K. Lavrischeff, L. Sisley
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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