ACVS Foundation
Honored Mentor

Mark D. Markel


Dr. Mark Markel is a strong, capable and caring mentor who takes great pride in his trainees. While expectations were high, hard work and accomplishments were always acknowledged. He made it possible for me to find my strengths and grow as a scientist and surgeon. The diversity among his trainees gives some idea about how flexible and supportive he is as a mentor. Ever approachable and generally reasonable, I know I can always count on him.

- Mandi J. Lopez, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS

I have been fortunate throughout my career to have worked with many outstanding ACVS residents. I am immensely proud of all that they have accomplished in their careers. I consider myself extremely fortunate for the career that I chose. I am grateful for the many individuals in ACVS who made my life that much richer. For that, and many other things, I could not be more thankful as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

- Mark D. Markel, DVM, PhD, DACVS


  • Peter D. Hanson, DVM, PhD, DACVS
  • Kei Hayashi, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS (Small Animal)
  • Mandi J. Lopez, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS
  • Donna L. Shettko, DVM, DACVS
  • Steven S. Trostle, DVM, MS, DACVS

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