ACVS Foundation
Honored Mentor

Gary C. Lantz


Dr. Lantz (aka Papa Lantz) has made an incredible impact on my veterinary surgery career. He is exceptionally talented and takes great joy in training veterinary students, interns, and residents.

- Heather Towle Millard, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal)

Serving as a mentor to help launch the careers of surgical specialists has been an honor. I have had the privilege of working with many very talented and dedicated residents. Watching these young professionals mature over three years and then following their career accomplishments have been highpoints of my career. I am thankful to have been a part of this teaching/mentoring process.

- Gary C. Lantz, DVM, DACVS


  • Jennifer Carr, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Kevin M. Clarke, DVM, DACVS
  • Daniel James Duffy, BVM&S (Hons.) MRCVS
  • Rebecca Essig, DVM
  • Emily E. Klocke, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Nathan W. Klocke, DVM, MS
  • Rainier Ko, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Peter H. Laverty, BVSc, MACVSc, DACVS
  • Julia Hawthorne McDonnell, DVM, DACVS
  • W. Thomas McNicholas, Jr., DVM, DACVS
  • Heather Towle Millard, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Natalia Soto, DVM
  • Elizabeth A. Swanson, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Ryan D. Taggart, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)

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