ACVS Foundation
Honored Mentor

Stephen A. Bilbrey


Dr. Bilbrey is an excellent doctor, surgeon, and mentor. It was a pleasure working for and learning from him, both with surgeries and with how he interacted with clients. His meticulous care and treatment of his patients is how we all strived to practice medicine once we finished our residencies. Thank you, Dr Bilbrey, for all that you did for us!

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

Dr. Bilbrey has made a huge impact on my surgical career. He was not only my residency advisor, but also showed me how to be a compassionate and caring clinician. I learned how to perform complex cases under his tutelage as well as discuss these cases with owners in a way they would understand. He was an excellent mentor and has helped make me into the doctor I am today. Words cannot express my appreciation for all you have done to train future veterinary surgeons.

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

Dr. Bilbrey, or as we affectionately call him "Bilbs," is an amazing mentor. He pushed me to always strive for the best and to take nothing less. He's always open to discuss unusual cases and provide out of the box insight for difficult cases. I am forever grateful to have been able to learn from him.

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

Dr. Bilbrey is a true example of the surgeon I aspire to be. I am fortunate that I was able to learn firsthand from his experience. Dr. Bilbrey’s integrity, attention to detail, and passion for surgery greatly impacted my development into the surgeon I am today. He is not only a great surgeon, he is a kind and generous person who is always willing to lend an ear to listen.

- 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)

Premier Sponsors

Arthrex Vet Systems
Johnson & Johnson
Mobile Veterinary Specialists
Sontec Instruments
Partner With Us Learn More