ACVS Foundation
Honored Mentor

Dale E. Bjorling


Dr. Bjorling was the type of mentor that I aspire to be. He taught me the ‘fortunes of war,’ but most importantly, he taught me that a goal of teaching a good resident is not that they become carbon copies of yourself, rather they use all of their collective experiences during a residency to become the best version of themselves.

- Julia Sumner, BVSc, MANZCVS, DACVS (Small Animal)

My goal in working with residents is to try to equip them with the skills to be better than me. Over the years, I feel that I have learned at least as much from them as they have from me. It is extremely gratifying and humbling to be recognized by former trainees as having had a positive impact on their professional development.

- Dale E. Bjorling, DVM, MS, DACVS


  • R. Randy Basinger, DVM, DACVS
  • Jason Bleedorn, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Sara A . Colopy, DVM, PhD, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Kelson C. Danielson, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Nichole A. Danova, DVM
  • David T. Edinger, DVM, DACVS
  • L. Gellasch, DVM, DACVS
  • Tamara M. Da Costa Gomez, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Kei Hayashi, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Kurt J. Matushek, DVM, MS, DACVS
  • Sean M. Murphy, DVM, DAVCS (Small Animal)
  • Steven W. Petersen, DVM, DACVS
  • Chad W. Schmiedt, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Julia Sumner, BVSc, MANZCVS, DACVS (Small Animal)

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