Daniel Smeak received his D.V.M. degree from the Michigan State University, Mich, USA in 1979. He has got a Small Animal Internship from the Colorado State University during the period of 1979 to 1980 and Small Animal Surgery Residency from The Ohio State University during the period of 1981 to 1983. Smeak has been board certified from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1986. He joined the faculty at The OSU in 1983, became a Full Professor of surgery, and was a Section Head from 1994 to 2004. However, he retired from The OSU in July 2007. In August 2007, he became the Hospital Director of James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Colorado State University. Currently, he is the Professor and Chief of the Small Animal Surgery, Colorado State University. As for his scholarly work, Smeak has 18 teaching video autotutorials and 4 surgical simulators and is a keynote speaker at many veterinary surgery symposia in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Korea, and Japan. In addition, he is an editor of one textbook and section editor of 3 textbooks. He authored over 30 book chapters and wrote over 100 articles about veterinary soft tissue surgery. Smeak received a number of awards including Referral Veterinarian of the Year by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association for three years, Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, OSU Clinical Teaching Award for two years, OSU Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Merck AgVet Award for Teaching Creativity, Waltham Award from the American Animal Hospital Association 2003, Fulbright Scholarship 2004, William and Eleanor Cave Award 2006, Interniche Honorary Emeritus Award 2007, and Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki 2008. His main academic interests are soft tissue surgery and surgical training of veterinary students and residents.
Biography Updated on 13 April 2009