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Over 30 Years of Small Animal Orthopedic Experience

Hello, I'm Dr. Darryl Millis


Dr. Darryl L. Millis is a Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. He is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the CARES Center for Veterinary Sports Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, where he has taught veterinary orthopedics for over 25 years. 


Dr. Millis is a co-editor of the Textbook of Small Animal Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation; Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats; Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation: Veterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice; and Multimodal Management of Canine Osteoarthritis. He is co-founder of the award winning UT Certificate Program in Canine Rehabilitation, now taught on six continents. He is also the Past President of the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy.  Dr. Millis has received numerous awards, including the AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Iams Paatsama Orthopedic Surgery Award. His primary areas of research interests include osteoarthritis, physical rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, and fracture healing.  Dr. Millis has delivered over 1000 presentations at state, national and international meetings, and has authored over 50 publications, 80 textbook chapters, and 100 abstracts/proceedings.   


In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and three dogs, traveling, brewing beer, playing bass guitar, and working out. Teaching and being around younger people are a privilege.          


The need for high quality information for dog owners regarding orthopedic conditions in their pets is obvious.  The hope is that this website and books will help owners understand their dog’s condition, and provide complete objective information regarding the best options for owners and the pet, with the main goal of alleviating as much pain and suffering as possible in dogs worldwide. 

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