MedBuild + featuring Dr. Jeff Brourman
ISU Anatomy and Physiology Lab: Potential Applications for Veterinary Medicine
April 19, 2016
L.S. and Aline W. Skaggs Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories
Idaho State University Meridian
1311 E Central Dr, Meridian, ID 83642
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4:15PM - 5:00PM Tour of the Bioskills Laboratory
5:00PM- 5:30PM Discussion with Dr. Brourman- The A&P Lab: Potential Applications for Veterinary Medicine
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Jeff Brourman, DVM, MS, DACVS, Veterinary Surgeon & WestVet Chief of Staff
Dr. Jeff Brourman is the owner and chief of staff for WestVet Animal Emergency and Specialty Center in Garden City, Idaho and of WestVet Surgical Center of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. In 2003, his efforts, combined with the vision of local veterinary practitioners affiliated with the Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Idaho(AERCI), brought the first full-time small animal veterinary specialists to the state of Idaho which began as Idaho Veterinary Specialists. On July 1, 2005, Idaho Veterinary Specialists acquired AERCI to become WestVet Animal Emergency and Specialty Center.
Dr. Brourman knew he wanted to be a veterinarian at age twelve, when he began volunteering for a local animal hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He continued to work in the field of veterinary medicine as he attended The Ohio State University for undergraduate and veterinary school training. During this time, he joined a veterinary specialty hospital in Columbus, Ohio as an assistant and began research with The Ohio State University Division of Cardiothoracic and Heart Transplant Surgery. While in his veterinary training, Dr. Brourman performed externships at theAnimal Medical Center in New York City and at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
While in veterinary school, Dr. Brourman received the Ohio StateUniversity Excellence in Small Animal Surgery Award in 1997. After completing veterinary school, Dr. Brourman pursued a small animal internship at Michigan State University where he earned the Intern of the Year Award in 1998. He then returned to Ohio State for an intensive three-year surgical residency where he earned the Ohio State University Hospital Service Award and the Graduate Resident Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. During his residency training, Dr. Brourman also earned a Master’s of Science degree.
Following residency, Dr. Brourman began work at one of the largest private veterinary referral hospitals in the country and passed his surgery board examination to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003. During his residency and two years in private practice, Dr. Brourman performed extensive research and gained clinical experience in the fields of cardiothoracic and microvascular surgery. He was one of only a few people in the country to perform open-heart surgery on animals using cardiopulmonary bypass. In addition, he has performed feline kidney transplants and was the first person to perform an ilial-ureteral substitution procedure clinically in a cat.
He also has an extensive interest in joint reconstruction and joint replacement. He has performed hundreds of total hip replacements and is part of a team of people from WestVet who performed the first hip resurfacing procedure in a dog. His ongoing research interests include a comparison study between the TPLO andTTA knee surgery for dogs and ongoing development and refinement of the hip resurfacing procedure. Dr. Brourman is a consultant for Securos Orthopedic International where he is involved with the design and development of various orthopedic implants, instruments, and procedures. He has extensive experience with spinal, orthopedic, oncologic, and soft tissue surgery. He has been published as a principal and coauthor in several veterinary journals and one human medical journal.
Recently Dr. Brourman shared a blog post to help owners whose dog has sustained a knee injury. "What is the best veterinary surgery for my dog's ACL injury?" outline the best practices for a dog cruciate ligament injury, the general benefits of a veterinary TPLO, and other concerns owners may have.
Dr. Brourman has a passion for teaching. He has been a locum faculty surgery instructor for the University of California Davis and provides lecture and laboratory to veterinarians on a local, national, and international level. He was awarded Idaho’s Top 40 under 40 Award from the Idaho Business Review for the accomplishments of WestVet. He and his wife Brooke and their three children love living in Boise where they enjoy fly fishing, bike riding, and camping.