Valery Scharf, DVM, MS, DACVS
Assistant Professor of Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery
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CertificationsDiplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2015
Small Animal Surgery Residency, University of Florida, 2010-2014
Small Animal Rotating Internship, The Ohio State University, 2009-2010
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, 2009
Bachelor of Science, Stanford University, 2005
Spontaneous Animal Disease ModelsDevelopment of novel minimally invasive surgical modalities.
Role of companion animals as models of environmental exposure and disease.
Thyroid neoplasia and dysfunction.
Etiology and treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax.
Patient Spotlight: Puppy Thrives After New Hernia Surgery Approach
When newlyweds Ellen and Drew Williams were looking for a house in Raleigh, they knew they wanted a big backyard for a future puppy. Not long after they were settled in, Drew surprised Ellen for her birthday with what she called the best gift ever. He told her they were on a waiting list to
A Study in Gratitude
Everyone who meets Bella the Labrador retriever describes her as always sweet. Her owner, Valerie Maitre of Wilmington, would add another description: always hungry. So it was alarming two years ago when Bella’s appetite suddenly wasn’t as robust as it always had been. Her energy level waned; she just wasn’t herself. Then it got worse.