executive board

svsts on a boat

about us

The Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery (SVSTS) was founded in 2002 with the inaugural meeting held in Keystone, Colorado. The SVSTS holds an annual meeting for members to share research and ideas to further the field and promote collaboration among soft tissue veterinary surgeons.

Between meetings, the SVSTS ListServ facilitates discussion and exchange on cases, concepts, equipment etc. and is available to current members.

President

Penny Regier | DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

  • 2021 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Florida
  • Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Gainesville, Florida
  • pregier@ufl.edu

president elect

cassie lux

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee
  • clux@utk.edu
cassie lux
Hedlund

Secretary | Treasurer

Cheryl Hedlund | DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

  • 2003 – Present
  • Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Iowa State University
  • Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Bueche, Louisiana

Secretary | Treasurer

Nicki Plunkett

nicki
brian

Technology Officer

Brian Petrovsky | DVM, Diplomate acvs-sa

past presidents

janet

2021 - 2023

Janet Grimes | DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS-Sa

  • Associate Professor, University of Georgia
  • Department of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
  • Bueche, Louisiana
liz swanson

2018 - 2020

Elizabeth swanson | dvm, ms, dacvs

  • Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
  • Starkville, Mississippi
Michelle Waschak

2017 - 2018

Michelle Waschak | dvm, dacvs

  • Small Animal Surgeon
  • VCA Animal Specialty Center of Columbia, SC
Deanna Worley

2016 - 2017

Deanna Worley | DVM, Dacvs

  • Assistant Professor, Colorado State University
  • Fort Collins, CO
Fransson

2014 - 2015

Boel Fransson | DVM, PHD, Dacvs

  • Assistant Professor, Washington State University
  • Pullman, WA
Joe Hauptman

2012 - 2013

Joe Hauptman | Dvm, MS, DACVS

  • Professor, Michigan State University
  • East Lansing, MI
monnet

2010 - 2012

Eric Monnet | DVM, PHD, Dacvs

  • Professor, Colorado State University
  • Fort Collins, CO