About Dr. Beaver
Dr Beaver is originally from Madison, Wisconsin. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. After one year of internship at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his surgical residency at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2000, Dr. Beaver became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He was a surgeon at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Jacksonville, Florida for 5 years. During is his time in Florida, Dr. Beaver was directly involved with training of Surgery Residency candidates in private practice. He then opened his own surgery practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while his wife, Catherine completed her surgical residency training at LSU. Dr. Beaver has experience in orthopedic, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic, oncologic, reconstructive, urogenital, and gastrointestinal surgery. When he’s not working, Dr. Beaver enjoys horseback riding, playing his guitar, fishing, and sailing.
• 1985-1989: University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Arts – Journalism Madison, Wisconsin
• 1989-1995: University of Wisconsin Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Madison, Wisconsin
• 1995-1996: University of Pennsylvania, Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Philadelphia, PA
• 1996-1999: University of Florida, Residency in Small Animal Surgery Gainesville, FL
• 1999-2004: Affiliated Veterinary Services, Staff Surgeon Jacksonville, FL Orthopedic, Soft Tissue, Neurosurgery
• 2004-2006: Chiron Veterinary Surgery Owner Baton Rouge, LA Mobile Veterinary Surgery Practice
• 2006: President, Baton Rouge Veterinary Med. Assn.
• Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2000)
Beaver DP, et al: Risk factors affecting the outcome of surgery for atlantoaxial subluxation in dogs: (46 cases). JAVMA 216(7): 1104-1109, 2000.
Beaver DP, et al: Subjective and objective evaluation of interfragmentary Kirschner wires as a component of SWP composite fixation for acetabular fractures in dogs. JAAHA 36(5): 456-462, 2000.
Beaver DP, et al: Methylmethacrylate and bone screw repair of seventh lumbar vertebral fracture-luxations in dogs. J Small Anim Pract 37:381-6, 1996.
Beaver DP, et al: Mineralized OCD cartilage flap mimicking supraspinatus tendon mineralization. VCOT 8:200-202, 1995.
Areas of Expertise
• Arthroscopy: Minimally invasive joint surgery
• Lameness: Diagnosis and medical and/or surgical treatment
• Management of severe or complicated fractures of limbs, pelvis or spine
• Soft Tissue Surgery: Skin (including reconstructive surgery), ear nose and throat, cardiovascular, urogenital, respiratory, and gastrointestinal
• Knee Injuries: Cruciate ligament injuries, Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), meniscus and multiple ligament injuries
• Oncologic Surgery
• Correction of Hereditary Limb Abnormalities: Luxating patella, hip dysplasia, angular limb deformities, and growth plate injuries
• Surgical treatment and management of hip dysplasia in young and older dogs