Dr. Martinez received his Masters of Science degree in comparative pathology from the University of California at Davis in 1984 and received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California Davis in 1985. He completed a small animal internship at California Animal Hospital Inc., Los Angeles, in 1986. Dr. Martinez entered a surgical residency at Michigan State University, which he completed in 1989. For one year following residency, he was an assistant professor of small animal surgery at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. In 1990 he became an assistant professor of small animal surgery at Michigan State University until 1997. In 1993 Dr. Martinez became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 1997, he accepted a position at Washington State University as assistant professor of small animal orthopedic surgery where he is still currently employed. He also has been an adjunct professor at Mississippi State University since the end of 2001.
Research Interests: Arthrology, surgical and non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis, orthopedic patient rehabilitation, gait analysis, and DXA applications in orthopedics.