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Dominique Marie Sawyere, BVSc, MS, DACVS–Small Animal

Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Small Animal Surgery
Dominique Sawyere
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

MS, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, 2016
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

BVSc, 2011
Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons—Small Animal
  • Management of canine osteoarthritis
  • Management of canine elbow dysplasia
  • Arthroscopy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow dysplasia

2018–present
Clinical Assistant Professor


Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2016-2018
Staff Surgeon

Upstate Veterinary Specialists
Greenville, South Carolina

2013-2016
Small Animal Surgical Resident


Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2012-2013
Small Animal Surgical Intern


Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2011-2012
Pfizer Small Animal Rotating Intern

Veterinary Specialist Group
Auckland, New Zealand

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  •  Outstanding Master's Student Poster, 26th annual Research Symposium, 2015
  • Companion Animal Society Article of the Year, 2012
  • Award for Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2010
  1. Sawyere, DM, Lanz, OI. Dahlgren, LA. Barry, SL. Nichols, AC. Werre, SR. Cytokines and growth factor concentrations in canine autologous conditioned serum. Vet Surg 2016 45(5):582-6.
  2. Sawyere, DM, Jerram, R. Walker, A. Long-term follow-up of working dogs in New Zealand following pancarpal arthrodesis using dorsal hybrid plating. New Zealand Journal of Veterinary Medicine 2015 1:1-4.
  3. Sawyere, DM. Caudal occipital malformation in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. NZVA Companion Animal Society Newsletter. 2012 23(1):20-22.
  4. Sawyere, DM, Worth, A. Case report: OATS procedure for stifle OCD in a dog. NZVA Companion Animal Society Newsletter. 2011 22(1):20-22.
  5. Sawyere, DM. Cytokines and growth factors in normal canine autologous conditioned serum. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Thesis defense: May, 2016.