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Specialty: Surgery - Soft Tissue

Doug MacCoy
James Fingeroth
Avery Bennett
David Hummel
Abigail Lockwood
Michael McFadden
Steve Mehler
Guillaume Ragetly
Stewart Ryan
Daniel Spector
Tina Wolfe

Associate Editors:
Richard Freedman

James Fingeroth

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Surgery, 1988


  • Residency in Surgery, Animal Medical Center - New York in New York, NYThe Animal Medical Center, 1986
  • Residency in Surgery, The Ohio State University, 1986
  • Internship, Animal Medical Center - New York in New York, NYThe Animal Medical Center, 1983
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Cornell University, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Hobart College, Geneva, NY

Current Professional Activities

  • Senior Staff Surgeon at Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center
Past Professional Activities
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Surgery — The Ohio State University
  • Married to Robbie, an Elementary School teacher (retired)
  • No kids, but parents to an ever-expanding menagerie of domestic and not-so-domestic animals
    — Kids would be easier...
  • Flying (instrument-rated private pilot)
  • Horseback riding
  • Native American culture and history
  • Reading
  • Hiking
Favorite Quote (...that's printable in a family website)
  • "Knowing comes before knowledge"
Why I like VIN
  • The ability to learn from my colleagues, to impart a little wisdom, to stir up controversies and discuss them openly, and to be part of the world's largest veterinary practice where no one is boss and everyone has an equal voice and is respected.
James Fingeroth

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