About Dr. Minihan
Dr. Minihan is a native of Dorchester, MA and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Prior to veterinary school, she earned a Bachelor of Animal Science at UMass Amherst. Dr. Minihan completed a rotating internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City and completed her surgical residency at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and Angell Animal Medical Center. She became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004.
Dr. Minihan has 2 decades of experience as a surgeon and was a staff surgeon in Boston for 2 years after completing her residency. She then moved to Maryland, where she worked as a staff surgeon at a large referral center for 18 years. Dr. Minihan also did relief surgery in Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia. Her areas of expertise include TPLO repair for cranial cruciate repair, oncologic surgery and soft tissue surgery.
When she’s not working, Dr Minihan enjoys traveling, scuba diving, ice hockey and volunteering to aid animals in remote areas for spay neuter clinics. She is also excited to give paddle boarding a try this summer! She also loves spending time with her two dogs Gobi a golden doodle, Deuce Bigelow, a bichon mix and her cat Percy, who thinks she is a dog!
Dr. Minihan is happy to be back in New England close to her family.
1997: Surgical Residency – Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton Massachusetts
1993: Rotating Internship – The Animal Medical Center, New York, New York
1993: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
1982: Bachelor of Science – University of Massachusetts, Amherst Massachusetts
1999-2017: Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgeon – Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists, Annapolis Maryland
Relief Surgeon – Veterinary Surgical Center, Vienna ,Virginia
Relief Surgeon – Charleston Veterinary Referral Center, Charleston, South Carolina
2011: Relief Surgeon — Nashville Veterinary Specialists, Nashville Tennessee
1997-1999 Staff Surgeon – Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston Massachusetts
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Vacuum Assisted Wound Management, ACVS Wet Laboratory, Seattle Washington, 2010.
Tibial Tuberosity Advancement, Securos Wet Laboratory CVC, Baltimore Maryland, May 2008.
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, Slocum Laboratory, Eugene Washington, 1998
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Veterinary Orthopedic Society
Maryland Veterinary Medical Association
Anne Arundel Veterinary Medical Association