Surgeon receives WSAVA
Hill’s Mobility Award
Dr. Dan Lewis, a professor of small animal surgery and the Jerry and Lola Collins Eminent Scholar in Canine Sports Medicine and Comparative Orthopedics at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the 2012 recipient of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Hill’s Mobility Award.
This award, which will be presented in April of 2012 at the WSAVA Congress in Birmingham, England, recognizes the outstanding work of a clinical researcher in the field of canine and feline orthopedic medicine and surgery. Through improvements in the mobility and quality of life of pets, recipients are deemed to have contributed significantly to the well-being of pets’ lives and to the human-animal bond worldwide.
Lewis, a board certified veterinary surgeon, has been a member of the UF veterinary faculty since 1993. His special interests include traumatology, fracture management and reconstructive surgery with a focus on the utilization of circular and hybrid external skeletal fixation for fracture stabilization, deformity correction and limb salvage procedures.
He received his D.V.M. degree from the University of California, Davis in 1983. Lewis completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Louisiana State University in 1984 and a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Florida in 1987.
He spent a year as the Surgical Registrar at Sydney University before returning to Louisiana State University in 1988, where he worked as an assistant professor prior to returning to UF to serve on the faculty.