College of Veterinary Medicine

Comparative Orthopedic Research Laboratory

People

Steven A. Martinez, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

Director

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.

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Tina Owen, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Associate

Dr. Owen received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 1992. She completed her internship at Kansas State University in 1993 and the year following her internship she worked at Green Lake Animal Hospital in Seattle, Washington. In 1997, Dr. Owen then completed a three year residency in small animal surgery at Purdue University. She spent the next 17 years in private practice at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital and become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. Dr. Owen joined the faculty at Washington State University as an assistant clinical professor in small animal surgery in October 2013 where she is currently employed.

Research Interests: Fracture repair and management of cranial cruciate ligament disease.
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Victor Small, BS

Research Intern

Victor Small completed his Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering at Washington State University in 2014. He is currently pursuing Masters in Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University.

Research Interests: Biomechanics and orthopedics
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