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Marvin L. Olmstead, DVM, MS, DACVS

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Marvin OlmsteadThrough his published writings and university teaching career, Dr. Marvin Olmstead has become a world leader in small animal orthopedic surgery. He helped establish total hip replacement as an effective treatment for canine hip dysplasia.

Dr. Olmstead is a board-certified specialist in small animal surgery and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery.

He performs orthopedic surgery for fractures and joint conditions, such as hip dysplasia, patella luxations, cruciate ligament ruptures and growth deformities. He also performs neurosurgery for intervertebral disc disease and spinal tumors.
He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University in 1972.

He completed an internship at Colorado State University in 1973 and a small animal surgical residency and Master of Clinical Sciences degree at Kansas State in 1975.

He joined the faculty at The Ohio State University, rising to professor of small animal orthopedics in 1989. He later returned to practice and joined OVRA in 2002.