George S. Martin, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Dr. Martin is a 1977 graduate of the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine. He interned at the Illinois Equine Hospital in Naperville, Illinois and then practiced for 2 years as a veterinarian for the Illinois Equine Field Service, which provided ambulatory care for horses in the western suburbs of Chicago. In 1980 he began a large animal surgical residency at Colorado State University. In 1983 after completing the residency, Dr. Martin joined the faculty of Louisiana State University. In 1986 he became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
At LSU, he was Service Chief of Equine Medicine and Surgery from 1996 to 2001. Dr. Martin also has a MS from CSU and a MBA from Tulane University. Dr. Martin is a member of the AAEP, the AVMA, the IVMA, and the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. His clinical interests are in arthroscopy, general musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal surgery and respiratory problems. His research interests are in surgical solutions to orthopedic problems and causes of fetlock joint arthritis. He has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in veterinary scientific journals. LSU holds a patent, for which Dr. Martin is the inventor, on a surgical implant for fetlock joint arthrodesis.