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David L. Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP
Published: December 02, 2020

Dr. Dycus is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons- Small Animal. He specializes in orthopedics.

He attended Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for his veterinary degree, Auburn University for a small animal rotating internship, and Mississippi State for a combined surgical residency and master’s degree.

Dr. Dycus is frequently asked to lecture locally, nationally, and internationally. He has given over 200 continuing education lectures and taught over 125 laboratories. He has published numerous research articles and authored or co-authored several book chapters. He is the co-editor of the textbook Complications in Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery. He was named by DVM360.com as one of the 10 veterinarians to watch in 2018. Dr. Dycus is a frequent contributor for updates in orthopedics to several veterinary websites and magazines. Dr. Dycus has also been featured on Sirius XMs Doctor Radio’s segment on Pet Health and Orthopedics. His passion for teaching has allowed Dr. Dycus to become a laboratory instructor for the CBLO, TPLO, extra-capsular stabilization, medial patella luxation, angular limb deformity, and fracture repair. He is on faculty for AO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen, a medically-guidednon-profit global network of surgeons), and he is an orthopedic consultant for VIN (Veterinary Information Network).

Along with being a scientific reviewer for multiple journals, he serves on the editorial review board and is the associate editor (orthopedics) for Veterinary Surgery, the official publication of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons. He has previously held an appointment on the research committee for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Currently Dr. Dycus is on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a council member for the Association for Veterinary Orthopedic Research and Education (AVORE).

Dr. Dycus became a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner through the University of Tennessee in 2015. He is the director and chief of orthopedic surgery at Nexus Veterinary Bone and Joint Center where he has a focus on total joint replacement, complex and minimally invasive fracture repair as well as angular limb deformity correction, 3D implant printing, and arthroscopy. In addition, he is the medical director for Nexus Veterinary Specialists located in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute (VSMRI), an online veterinary rehabilitation learning platform.


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