Board-certified Surgeon

Dr. Greta VanDeventer


My Commitment To You

To our partner veterinarians, my commitment is to facilitate a united, team-based approach to each case, and provide an outstanding level of care to your patients and clients. Open communication and respect are the foundation of our work together.

To pet owners, my commitment is to provide a comprehensive assessment of your pet's condition and any treatment options available so that you fully understand your options and what to expect, and follow with high-quality care. By doing so, we can ensure that the decisions we make together are in the best interest of your pet and your family.

– Dr. Greta VanDeventer
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Dr. Greta VanDeventer grew up in Vermont, USA, and is excited to be settling down in the Pacific Northwest after traveling widely across Canada and the USA for school and training. Her research interests focus primarily on working dogs and orthopedics, including describing a novel, minimally-invasive ultrasound technique to diagnose hip luxations in dogs. Dr. VanDeventer enjoys all aspects of surgery, but has special interest in emergency, orthopedic, and trauma surgery cases. Outside of work, she can be found exploring the outdoors including running, hiking, mountain biking, and skiing with her 3 herding-breed dogs.


Board Certification
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Small Animal
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA – Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, summa cum laude
  • Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), with distinction
  • University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College – Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital, (Langley, Surrey), BC – Surgical Internship
  • Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists, Longmont, Colorado, USA – Surgical Internship
  • Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine – Residency in Small Animal Surgery
  • Merck Academic Excellence Award
  • Phi Zeta Honor Society
  • Westminster Kennel Club Scholarship
  • Zoetis/AVMF Veterinary Student Scholarship
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Todd-Donato AB, Porter IR, VanDeventer GM, et al. Ultrasound is an accurate method compared to radiography for diagnosing the presence of acute hip luxation in cadaver dogs and can identify the direction of luxation with variable reliability. VRUS 2022; Early view.
  • Worden NJ, Ash KJ, Ordway NR, et al. Effect of Stem Positioning on Biomechanical Performance of a Novel Cementless Short-Stem Canine Total Hip Replacement. VCOT 2022; 35(01): 001-009.
  • Evanow JA, VanDeventer GM, Dinallo G, et al: Internet Survey of Participant Demographics and Risk Factors for Injury in Competitive Agility Dogs. VCOT Open 2021; 4(2): 92-98.
  • Worden N, Ash KJ, Ordway N, et al: Radiographic and Biomechanical Assessment of Three Implant Designs for Canine Cementless Total Hip Replacement. VCOT 2020; 33(6): 417-427
  • VanDeventer GM and Cuq B: Spontaneous Cholecystopleural Fistula Leading to Biliothorax and Sepsis in a Cat. JFMS Open Reports 2019; 5(1): 1-6.
  • Lopez DJ*, VanDeventer GM, Krotscheck U, et al: Retrospective Study of Factors Associated with Surgical Site Infection in Dogs following Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy. JAVMA 2018; 253(3): 315-321. *co-first authors
  • Frye CW, VanDeventer GM, Dinallo GK, et al: The Effects of a Post-Exercise Carbohydrate and Protein Supplement on Repeat Performance, Serum Chemistry, Insulin, and Glucagon in Competitive Weight-Pulling Dogs. J Nutr 2017; 6(27): 1-6.
  • Dinallo GK, Poplarski J, VanDeventer GM, et al: A Survey of Feeding, Activity, Supplement Use and Energy Consumption in North American Agility Dogs. J Nutr 2017; 6(45): 1-5.

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