Dr. Theresa Fossum

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Dr. Theresa Fossum is a world-renowned board-certified veterinary surgeon and considered one of the most well-respected doctors in all of veterinary medicine. With over 30 years of practice, plus decades of research, teaching, entrepreneurship, and publishing five editions of her textbook Small Animal Surgery known as the top resource on its subject and is used in veterinary schools globally, Dr. Fossum has recently turned her attention to the burgeoning field of natural health. Now the CEO of Dr. Fossum’s Pet Care, this globally recognized pet doctor is creating plant-based remedies for cats, dogs, and horses that are efficacious without the damaging side effects of many pharmaceutical products.

Her background includes over 30 years of academic veterinary medicine, including extensive experience in developing academic spin-out companies and managing their intellectual property and licensing portfolios. Dr. Fossum has served as the principal investigator for over 100 projects valued at over $30 million dollars in research funding from industry and the federal government. She has served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Energy and is the founder and former Director and Executive Director of the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS), a 60-million-dollar venture at Texas A&M University that promotes public-private partnerships to speed the development of medical devices and drugs. Dr. Fossum serves on the Board of Directors for the Viticus Group (formally the Western Veterinary Conference) and is a Board of Trustee member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). She has written over 100 academic publications, five books, and has numerous book chapters to her credit. She has given over 1000 invited lectures at national and international meetings and conferences.

Dr. Fossum grew up in Douglas, Wyoming, and did her undergraduate work at the University of Idaho, majoring in agriculture. She received her DVM from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, did her internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital, and her residency at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her diplomate in veterinary surgery from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1987 and her Ph.D. in veterinary microbiology from Texas A&M University. She is currently licensed as a vet in Arizona and has also been licensed in Washington, Idaho, Texas, California, and Oregon.

Dr. Fossum’s accomplishments are far too numerous to mention and include extensive professional experience, patents, awards and honors, board appointments, teaching experience, course development, lecture appointments, publications, funded research projects, and much more. For her full CV please go to https://drfossums.com/res/Fossum-CV-06.03.21.pdf.

Dr. Fossum currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband of 30 years Dr. Matthew Miller, who is also a respected veterinary surgeon. They have two grown children, and a dog, Dirty Dan, whose physical issues set her on a quest for efficacious natural products for pets.