The Animal Medical Center in New York City has named Roger Avery Bennett, Jr., DVM, Dipl. ACVS, as chief of surgery.
“As we move forward into a promising second century, Dr. Bennett’s diverse, extensive experience in veterinary surgery will be instrumental in furthering The AMC’s core mission of advancing veterinary medicine and pioneering effective therapies,” said Kathryn Coyne, AMC’s CEO. “With more than 20 years of surgical proficiency across various platforms in veterinary medicine, coupled with his depth of knowledge and surgical skills, I am confident Dr. Bennett will be an enormous asset to The AMC.”
Prior, Bennett was a professor of small animal surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, Ill., with appointments in soft tissue, oncologic, orthopedic and neurologic surgery.
He also served as clinical associate professor of small animal surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and held positions in zoo and wildlife medicine, including chief veterinarian at The San Francisco Zoological Gardens and associate professor of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine at the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
“It is truly a privilege to join The AMC, a national leader in animal health care for over 100 years,” Bennett said. “It is my hope that I can continue to drive the high quality standards of care set by The AMC to achieve optimal patient outcomes.”