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Faculty Spotlight – Dr Ohad Levi

Dr. Ohad Levi, DVM Surgeon

 

Dr. Ohad Levi performing veterinary surgeryDr. Ohad Levi joined Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine (WesternU-CVM) in 2010 as an Associate Professor, Surgery. Dr. Levi is also Course Leader for the Third Year Surgery and Anesthesia course. In the last four years Dr. Levi has led and organized the Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) course in the school’s small animal clinic and spearheaded the implementation of MIS to the college curriculum.

In the Spring of 2015, WesternU-CVM will offer students an Introduction to Basic Laparoscopic Skills Lab with the vision of giving graduates the basic exposure and skills to perform MIS. Dr. Levi’s current area of research is surgery education and Minimal Invasive Surgery training programs for students. He has published and presented different projects in multiple veterinary professional journals and conferences. Dr. Levi has been practicing MIS in horses and small animals since 2001. In 2010 he completed a 3-year residency program in Equine Surgery at UC Davis, California. Dr. Levi was head of the Large Animal Department at the Koret Veterinary Medicine School, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel for ten years (1996 – 2006). From 1992 to 2007, he was also a Clinical Lecturer in large animal medicine and surgery at the school. Dr. Levi completed the Israeli specialty program for equine medicine and surgery in 2001.