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Mark D. Markel


Dr. Markel, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, is an equine surgeon by training and has been the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2012. He has been a UW-Madison faculty member since 1990, conducting research in comparative orthopedics focused on bone, tendon and cartilage regeneration. He has been known to attribute much of the success in his professional life to ACVS and the opportunities it gave him to serve in leadership positions in support of providing excellent care for animals.

Mark D. Markel


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

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


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For further information, please contact the ACVS Foundation at (301) 916-0200 x110 or foundation@acvs.org.