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Tampa, FL (813) 933-8944

3000 Busch Lake Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33614

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Michael Reems, DVM, MS, DACVS

Surgery

Specialist, Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery

On The Job

Michael Reems, DVM, MS, DACVS, joined BluePearl in 2004. In 2003, he won first place in a prestigious international research competition at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium for investigation of interlocking nail techniques for fracture repair.

Dr. Reems has particular interest, and over 13 years experience in both surgical oncology, including cancer removal and reconstruction, and minimally invasive surgery arthroscopy, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy, which is performed through tiny incisions and via magnified, illuminated views to optimize postoperative patient comfort level, outcome, and diagnosis and treatment accuracy, respectively. During his surgical internship in Houston and residency at Colorado State University and Animal Cancer Center he was trained by the leaders in these exciting fields. Dr. Reems has performed urinary bladder stone, lung lobe tumor, adrenal gland/mass, cryptorchid retained testicle, and gall bladder removals minimally invasively, in addition to prophylactic gastropexy fixation of stomach for prevention of gastric-dilatation volvulus and laparoscopic liver biopsy.

He has also completed specialized training in total hip replacement, circular external skeletal fixation fracture repair, and tibial tuberosity advancement TTA and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy TPLO procedures for anterior cruciate ligament tears.

Education

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Residency, Surgery, Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Master of Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Internship, Surgery, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
Bachelor of Science, Davidson College, North Carolina

Off Duty

Dr. Reems volunteers examinations and surgical treatments for the service dogs of the Kids and Canines assistance dog training program in Tampa and the K-9 Down program to provide handlers with life-saving emergency training for working dogs. Dr. Reems has published several articles and frequently lectures in veterinary surgery. Dr. Reems enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his cat, Fat Bobby, and dogs, Emma and Maggie. His wife practices critical care and emergency medicine at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa. He spends his free time outdoors with family, saltwater fishing, mountain biking, and fly fishing.