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Valery Scharf, DVM, MS, DACVS

Associate Professor of Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery


Dr. Scharf earned a Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems from Stanford University and her DVM degree from Texas A&M University prior to completing a rotating internship at The Ohio State University. She completed a surgical residency and earned her MS focusing on translational oncology at the University of Florida. Her research interests include minimally invasive surgery, spontaneous pneumothorax, surgical oncology and endocrine neoplasia, and the role of companion animals as models of environmental exposure. She also has a strong interest in teaching and developing new strategies for surgical education.

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Diplomate, 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 Models, Veterinary Cancer Care
Development 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.
Surgical education.