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Maria A. Fahie, DVM, MS, DACVS

Professor, Small Animal Surgery

College of Veterinary Medicine

E-Mail: mfahie@westernu.edu

Phone:

Join year: 2002

Education

•MS, Small animal reconstructive surgery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 1996 •Certificate of Residency, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 1996. •Certificate of Internship, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 1993. •DVM, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, 1992. •BSc, major Biology, minor Psychology, Dalhousie University, 1986.

Education Experience

Interventional Radiology CE

Certification

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Professional Experience

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1998

Work Site

VCA Yorba Regional Animal Hospital

Academic Interests

Clinical skills training

Self-assessment processes

Teaching Experience

• Professor (Small Animal Surgery) , College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, September 2002 present

Courses

CVM 7035 Surgery/Anesthesia (3rd year)

CVM 7520a Core Surgery- small animal (4th year)

Content expert / facilitator- VBS & BSCS (1st & 2nd year)

Philosophy

Knowledge and experience are the keys to career success. Knowledge is initiated during academic training and must be continued throughout your career. Experience is gained with time, practice and an enriched environment. It is the responsibility of a teacher to transfer knowledge and experience to students clearly and without intimidation.

Research Interest

Clinical research relating to veterinary surgery

Research Grant

Maria Fahie, DVM, MS, DACVS Dr. Fahie was born and raised in eastern Canada. She graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College in 1992. She completed her advanced training in small animal surgery at VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, including obtaining her MS degree in reconstructive surgery.She has a broad base of veterinary surgical experience including soft tissue, oncologic, neurologic, reconstructive and orthopedic procedures. Dr. Fahie joined Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine as a founding faculty member in 2002, and is now a Professor in Small Animal Surgery. She is currently the course leader of the 4thyear small animal core surgery course and instructor in the 3rdyear surgery/anesthesia course. Dr. Fahie has recently published clinical and educational research studies: Fahie, MA, Ortolano GA, Guercio V, Schaffer JA, Johnston GJ, Au J, Hettlich BA, Phillips T, Allen MJ and AL Bertone. Clinical Outcome using Canine Platelet Therapy for Osteoarthritis: A Prospective, Double-blinded, Controlled, Multi-center Study. JAVMA 243; 9; 1291-1297; Nov 1, 2013 Fahie, MA, Cloke A, Lagman M, Levi O, Schmidt P. Training Veterinary Students to Perform Ovariectomy using theMOOSE spay model with traditional method versus the Dowling spay retractor. JVME 43 (2); 176-183; 2016 Chang, S, Dong F, Lagman M, Schmidt PL, Irizarry KL, Schulz D and M Fahie. In vitro biomechanical testing of the tube knot. Veterinary Surgery 45; 962-967; 2016 Costa, M, Craig D, Cambridge T, Sebestyen P, Su Y and M Fahie. Major complications of tibial tuberosity advancement in 1613 dogs. Veterinary Surgery 46; 494-500; 2017 Levi, O, Michelotti K, Schmidt P, Lagman M, Fahie M, and D Griffon. Comparison between training models to teach veterinary medical students basic laparoscopic surgery skills. JVME 43; 80-87; 2016 Levi, O, Shettko D, Battles M, Schmidt P, Fahie M, Griffon D, Gordon-Ross P, and D Hendricksen. Effect of Short versus Long-term Video Game Playing on Basic Laparoscopic Skills Acquisition of Veterinary Medicine Students. Accepted for publication in JVME 0617-077R2; 2017 Fahie, M, Cortez, J, Ledesma, M, and Y Su. Pressure mat analysis of walk and trot gait characteristics in 66 normal small, medium, large, and giant breed dogs. Front Vet Sci; 16 Oct 2018.https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2018.00256

Awards

Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award, May 2011 & nominated in 2014

Organizations

ACVS (American College of Veterinary Surgeons)

SVSTS (Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery)

VOS (Veterinary Orthopedic Society)

SCVMA (Southern California Veterinary Medical Association)

CVMA (California Veterinary Medical Association)

AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)

Member of the Teaching Academy of the West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine

Committees

WU Reverence for Life committee

Community Organizations

El Modena High School PTSA- Secretary

El Modena Girls Volleyball Boosters- Treasurer

Narrative

Maria Fahie, DVM, MS, DACVS Dr. Fahie was born and raised in eastern Canada. She graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College in 1992. She completed her advanced training in small animal surgery at VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, including obtaining her MS degree in reconstructive surgery.She has a broad base of veterinary surgical experience including soft tissue, oncologic, neurologic, reconstructive and orthopedic procedures. Dr. Fahie joined Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine as a founding faculty member in 2002, and is now a Professor in Small Animal Surgery. She is currently the course leader of the 4thyear small animal core surgery course and instructor in the 3rdyear surgery/anesthesia course. Dr. Fahie has recently published clinical and educational research studies: Fahie, MA, Ortolano GA, Guercio V, Schaffer JA, Johnston GJ, Au J, Hettlich BA, Phillips T, Allen MJ and AL Bertone. Clinical Outcome using Canine Platelet Therapy for Osteoarthritis: A Prospective, Double-blinded, Controlled, Multi-center Study. JAVMA 243; 9; 1291-1297; Nov 1, 2013 Fahie, MA, Cloke A, Lagman M, Levi O, Schmidt P. Training Veterinary Students to Perform Ovariectomy using theMOOSE spay model with traditional method versus the Dowling spay retractor. JVME 43 (2); 176-183; 2016 Chang, S, Dong F, Lagman M, Schmidt PL, Irizarry KL, Schulz D and M Fahie. In vitro biomechanical testing of the tube knot. Veterinary Surgery 45; 962-967; 2016 Costa, M, Craig D, Cambridge T, Sebestyen P, Su Y and M Fahie. Major complications of tibial tuberosity advancement in 1613 dogs. Veterinary Surgery 46; 494-500; 2017 Levi, O, Michelotti K, Schmidt P, Lagman M, Fahie M, and D Griffon. Comparison between training models to teach veterinary medical students basic laparoscopic surgery skills. JVME 43; 80-87; 2016 Levi, O, Shettko D, Battles M, Schmidt P, Fahie M, Griffon D, Gordon-Ross P, and D Hendricksen. Effect of Short versus Long-term Video Game Playing on Basic Laparoscopic Skills Acquisition of Veterinary Medicine Students. Accepted for publication in JVME 0617-077R2; 2017 Fahie, M, Cortez, J, Ledesma, M, and Y Su. Pressure mat analysis of walk and trot gait characteristics in 66 normal small, medium, large, and giant breed dogs. Front Vet Sci; 16 Oct 2018.https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2018.00256