Lee Breshears, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR


Surgery, TPLO (CCL Tear Repair)

Prior to returning to Colorado and joining Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, Dr. Breshears taught at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. While in New Zealand, he enjoyed the diversity of cases including the unique orthopedic injuries sustained by New Zealand’s working dogs. He lectures locally and nationally to a variety of veterinary associations and orthopedic organizations, and has received numerous teaching and research awards. He enjoys all aspects of surgery including soft-tissue surgery, orthopedics and neurosurgery, with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. His current research interests focus on portosystemic shunts, arthroscopic treatment of joint disease, angular limb deformities and cranial cruciate ligament injuries, as well as basic ligament metabolism and pathophysiology.

Outside of hospital responsibilities, Dr. Breshears enjoys spending time with his retired blood donor cat, Farnsworth, and two energetic family Labrador retrievers. He enjoys scuba diving and has a special interest in underwater photography. He devotes any spare time to hiking, climbing, mountain biking and snowboarding in the Colorado mountains where he grew up.

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