ACVS Foundation
Honored Mentor

Kirk L. Wendelburg


Thank you, Dr. Wendelburg, for all your knowledge, guidance, and support during our residency training. You helped us all become the doctors and surgeons that we are today. We will be forever grateful that we got to learn from you and that you were our mentor. Thank you!

- Drs. Buks, Follette, Keeshen, Kwok, Mitchell, Nelson, Norvet, Robinson, & Williams

Dr. Wendelburg has been an amazing mentor. I was so fortunate to learn from his skill and innovation in orthopedic surgery which has made me a better orthopedic surgeon. As residents, we strived to be like our mentors and if I can be half as good an orthopedic surgeon as him, I’d consider that a successful career. Thank you for all the lessons, advice, and support!

- Thomas Patrick Keeshen, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)

Dr. Wendelburg, or "K-Dub" as we all know and love him by, has been an amazing mentor. He is always encouraging and pushed me to be better. His commitment to excellence is one to be admired and I'm so very grateful to have trained with him.

- Jenny Kwok, MS, VMD, DACVS (Small Animal)

Dr. Wendelburg has been instrumental in my development as an orthopedic surgeon. Both during my residency and transitioning my early career as a surgeon. Kirk is always willing to help me or any colleague that is in need of guidance, day or night. His expertise in orthopedic surgery speaks for itself and he has been a trailblazer for joint replacement surgery in veterinary medicine. I am forever grateful for the years I trained with him.

- Megan Mitchell, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)


  • Yonathan Buks, BVSc, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Christelle M. Follette, DVM
  • Thomas Patrick Keeshen, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Jenny Y. Kwok, MS, VMD, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Megan Mitchell, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Thomas Andrew Nelson, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Jessica Norvet, MVB
  • Lauren S. Robinson, DVM
  • Mishka N. Williams, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)

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