Veterinary Surgery: Welcome New Associate Editors

ACVS congratulates and welcomes Drs. Adam Biedrzycki, Nicole Buote, and Raphael Labens to the team of Veterinary Surgery associate editors. Their terms begin November 1, 2023.

Associate Editor, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Adam Biedrzycki, DACVS (Large Animal), PhD, DECVS, MRCVS

Dr. Biedrzycki is an associate professor in large animal surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida. After receiving his veterinary degree in 2008 from the University of Bristol, Dr. Biedrzycki completed an internship at Chino Valley Equine Hospital in 2009. In 2012, he completed a large animal surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his DACVS certification in 2014. He completed a PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. His research interests include minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, fracture repair, orthopedic biomechanics, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing.



Associate Editor, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Nicole J Buote, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)
ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue)

Dr. Buote received her bachelor of science in biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and doctorate of veterinary medicine from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She then completed a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center. After completing a surgery residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Buote moved to Southern California and worked in private practice for 11 years as a staff surgeon and then as chief of the surgery department. She joined Cornell University in 2020 as an associate professor of soft tissue surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the founder of the Association of Women Veterinary Surgeons, and an ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue).

She created the Cornell Veterinary Minimally Invasive and Interventional Surgery Lab with the first robotic simulator and the first DaVinci robot at a veterinary school. Her research interests focus on bringing new minimally invasive surgical techniques to veterinary medicine and translational procedures, including the use of robotic surgery. She performs research on the effects of laparoscopic gastric sleeve in feline patients, robotic cholecystectomy in dogs, transcystic cholecystography, robotic simulation, and gender-based studies.

Associate Editor, Large Animal
Raphael Labens, DVM, MVM, PhD, DACVS (Large Animal), DECVS, DACVSMR

Dr. Labens graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria. His professional development included training positions at the University of Liege, the University of Glasgow, and North Carolina State University. He has a master’s degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Glasgow and a doctoral degree in comparative biomedical sciences from North Carolina State University. He is boarded by ACVS, ECVS, and ACVSMR. After clinical appointments at North Carolina State University and the University of Edinburgh, he moved to Australia where he is an associate professor in equine surgery at Charles Sturt University and a part-time clinical and research consultant.