William Liska, DVM, DACVS
Specialist, Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
On The Job
Dr. William Liska has played a significant role in the development of the canine total knee replacement, the Micro total hip replacement for small dogs and for cats and a newly upgraded design of hip replacement implants for larger dogs. Having performed more than 2,000 joint replacement procedures, he has been the leader in numbers of received THR referrals and procedures performed in the state of Texas for many years. He is certified by the instrumentation and implant manufacturer, BioMedtrix LLC, Boonton, NJ, in all hip, knee and elbow replacement procedures currently available.
The founder of Global Veterinary Specialists and the Global Veterinary Specialists Foundation, Dr. Liska now dedicates his career to these organizations. The educational and surgical services offered focus primarily on joint replacement surgery and orthopedics for dogs and cats. He has been an instructor in more than 40 joint replacement workshops, training other veterinary surgeons in the US and many other countries.
Dr. Liska was the recipient of the 1999 Practitioner of the Year and the 2009 Specialty Practitioner of the Year Awards from the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Additionally, he was awarded the American Veterinary Medical Association Practitioner Research Award in 2009 for his canine and feline hip and knee replacement studies. Dr. Liska also serves as a hip replacement surgeon and consultant with Sarah Israel, DVM, DACVS at BluePearl – Sonterra in San Antonio.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery
Residency, Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
Internship, Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames