Doug Rohn, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Dr. Rohn has been in private small animal surgical referral practice since becoming Board Certified in 1997, and has performed thousands of orthopedic, soft tissue and neurologic procedures. These 20-plus years in practice have not only led to substantial technical expertise but have taught him that it is critical to understand each family’s goal for their injured or ill pet in order to guide therapy decisions and to correlate these decisions with expected patient outcome. Just as he wants for his own dog, his goal is to provide the best anesthetic and surgical experience for each patient, and to ensure that every patient’s family is an informed partner in the management of their pet’s illness. Time spent with patients and their humans continuously reinforces his amazement with the recuperative powers of the body and the incredible bond between humans and their animal family members.
He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 and was awarded the GG Graham Prize, an honor given to each class’ outstanding student in small animal medicine and surgery. His one-year internship following graduation was completed at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rohn was then selected as one of two inaugural fellows in the Comparative Cardiovascular Program at Texas A&M University where he completed a three-year residency in small animal surgery and four years of graduate work in cardiovascular physiology.
After achieving Board Certification in Surgery, he established the surgery service at VetCare Emergency and Speciality Care Center when it opened in 1997 in Dublin, CA. He then founded Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in 1998, a large multidisciplinary specialty and emergency hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area where he not only performed surgery, but served as its Medical Director and Supervising Partner from inception through 2009. He left the Bay Area in 2011 and moved to Bozeman where he worked as staff surgeon with Dr. Albrecht at Gallatin Veterinary Hospital. In 2012, he was recruited to start the surgery service at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center of Hawaii, the state’s first 24-hour specialty and emergency hospital. After 17 months on Oahu, he contracted island fever and moved to Arizona performing surgery at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, another multidisciplinary 24-hour hospital. During this time, the also provided locum surgery services in Bozeman, Anchorage and Honolulu. In the summer of 2018, he decided to return to Bozeman and focus on performing surgery in Montana, Alaska and Hawaii, a move that feeds his fishing addiction and allows him to spend time in some pretty incredible places. Dr. Rohn is now dedicated to helping the community of Alaska through his patient centered approach!