Dr Elizabeth LaFond

Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR

Dr. Elizabeth LaFond received her veterinary medical degree from the University of Minnesota in the United States in 1992. She completed a small animal internship in Massachusetts and worked for 3 years in primary care private practice before accepting a 2 year research fellowship with the PennHIP lab at the University of Pennsylvania studying canine hip dysplasia.

 

Following her fellowship, she completed a surgery residency at Purdue University and in 2001 became a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. LaFond returned to the University of Pennsylvania for the first 3 years after her residency as a surgery instructor.

 

In 2003, she returned to her roots in Minnesota to join the faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine where she remained for 17 years. During her time at the University of Minnesota, she served as director of rehabilitation services, director of the small animal internship program, and associate medical director. She has a strong interest in physical rehabilitation as complementary to her surgical training and was a charter member and on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (IAVRPT) in 2006. She served as president of the IAVRPT for 2 years. Dr. LaFond became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013.

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