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Duane Robinson, DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA


Specialist, Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

On The Job

Dr. Duane Robinson comes to BluePearl after a number of years as an assistant professor in the veterinary colleges of both the University of California, Davis and Louisiana State University. He grew up on a hobby farm where his family raised pigs, goats, cows, chickens and a pony. His grandparents also had a farm where they raised Belgian draught horses.

A prolific speaker and extensively published, Dr. Robinson is dedicated to educating others. He has served on the editorial review board for the journal, Veterinary Surgery, and as a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Continuing Education Committee as the Chair of Scientific Presentations.

Dr. Robinson’s research focus has been on complications associated with veterinary orthopedic implant infections and implant properties to reduce infection. His focus within the surgery specialty is orthopedic procedures, and he is especially interested in new methods and instruments that allow for a less invasive approach to treating fractures. Soft tissue procedures he enjoys include intestinal foreign bodies, gastric dilatation with volvulus and splenectomies.


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Doctor of Philosophy, Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Fellowship, Orthopedic Research, Iowa State University, Ames
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Orange Park FL
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Off Duty

Dr. Robinson frequently volunteers his veterinary expertise. At University of California, Davis he volunteered as a mentor and lecturer for veterinary student organizations. At Louisiana State, he helped run spay and neuter days for feral cats. He has also been a wildlife rehabilitation volunteer. Dr. Robinson’s hobbies include travel, trying new foods and restaurants, and beer/wine tastings. The four-legged friends in his family include Elsa, a lab mix; Gryphon, a yellow lab; and Ebony a Trakehner horse.

Select Articles and Publications

Robinson DA, Kiefer K, Bassett R, Quandt J. Autotransfusion in the dogs using a 2-syringe technique. J Vet Emerg Crit Care, 2016 Nov;26(6):766-774.

Kerrigan S, Robinson DA. Juvenile Orthopedic Disease in Dogs and Cats. Part 2: Congenital and Neonatal Orthopedic Diseases. Today’s Veterinary Practice, 2016. 6(5): 24-33.

Balsa I, Robinson DA. Juvenile Orthopedic Disease in Dogs and Cats. Part 1: Musculoskeletal Development and Pediatric Bones Diseases. Today's Veterinary Practice, 2015. 6(3): 38-45.

Joudrey SD, Robinson DA, Blair R, McLaughlin LD, Gaschen L. Perianal neuroendocrine tumor with suspected lymph node metastasis causing colonic compression and subsequent megacolon. Can Vet J, 2015. 56(3): 240-244.

Joudrey SD, Robinson DA, Kearney M, Papich M, da Cunha AF. Plasma Concentrations of Lidocaine in Dogs Following Lidocaine Patch Application Over an Incision Compared to Intact Skin. J. Vet. Pharmacol. Therap, 2014. 38(6): 575-80.

Open Fractures and Treatment Approaches in Orthopedic Trauma Cases