ACVS Foundation
Honored Mentor

Robert A. Martin


Bob was instrumental in making me a surgeon. He was a positive role model in every way and a great teacher. I owe Bob a lot and value his opinions and input to this day. Bob continues to inspire through his amazing contributions as a surgeon and Diplomate despite living with an injury that would sideline most people.

- John T. Payne, DVM, MS, DACVS

Looking back over my years of involvement with surgical residents, I marvel at the quality of those who risked their futures to accept the invitation to train. We learned and grew together, becoming lifelong friends. Their success is a credit to the character and intellect of each as they have uniformly succeeded as surgeons and colleagues. That I had a role to play is by God's grace. The results of the close interactions are the warm personal relationships; I am humbled by each of you.

- Robert A. Martin, DVM, DACVS


  • R. Randy Basinger, DVM, DACVS
  • Terry L. Dew, DVM, DACVS
  • Douglas A. Kern, DVM, DACVS
  • John T. Payne, DVM, MS, DACVS
  • Kurt S. Schulz, DVM, MS, DACVS
  • Richard P. Suess, Jr., DVM, DACVS

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