Michael Reems, DVM, MS, DACVS
Dr. Michael Reems received an undergraduate degree (BS in biology, 1994) at Davidson College in Davidson, NC. Following a year of research, Dr. Reems attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and received his DVM in 1999. Completion of a one-year rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York from 1999-2000 was followed by a one-year surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX. Dr. Reems began a three-year small animal surgery residency and concurrent masters (MS) at Colorado State University in 2001. He trained extensively with the premiere Animal Cancer Center of Colorado State University from 2001 to 2004. Completing his residency and masters program in 2004, he joined Florida Veterinary Specialists in August 2004. Dr. Reems is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
His special clinical interests are minimally-invasive surgery (arthroscopy, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy), surgical oncology, portosystemic shunts, and fracture repair. He particularly enjoys arthroscopy, for which his extensive training began more than eight years ago with the leaders of arthroscopy in the veterinary field at Gulf Coast Veterinary Surgery in 2000.
Dr. Reems is skilled in surgical oncology (large mass removals, reconstructive procedures, limb salvage, etc.), and common orthopedic conditions such as canine cruciate ligament ruptures, elbow dysplasia, and fracture repair.
Dr. Reems has published articles in several veterinary and human journals. He was awarded first place in a prestigious international research competition at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons symposium in 2003 for his research in interlocking nail techniques for fracture repair.