Please join us on May 11, 2017 for a wonderful neurology talk by Dr. Rainier Ko, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVIM (Neurology).
Check in: 6:00 p.m.
CE Lecture: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Rainier Ko, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board-Certified in Neurology & Neurosurgery
Board-Certified in Small Animal Surgery
Born in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Rainier Ko completed his biology undergraduate degree at McGill University. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2000 from the University of Montreal. Following his internship at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Dr. Ko returned to his veterinary college in Montreal as a laboratory instructor in small animal anatomy and applied surgical anatomy.
He then completed a residency in small animal surgery and a three year Master of Science degree at Purdue University, Indiana in 2005. Dr. Ko spent three years as a staff surgeon at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital and starred on Animal Planet’s popular television series “E-Vet Interns”. Following this, he returned to Purdue University in 2008 as an assistant professor in small animal orthopedics and neurosurgery.
Dr. Ko received board-certification in small animal veterinary surgery in 2007. After he completed a joint neurology residency at Colorado State University and Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver, he became board-certified in neurology in July of 2014.
This formidable accomplishment distinguishes Rainier as one of only seven individuals worldwide with double-boarded certification in veterinary neurosurgery. His expertise, thoroughness, and strong bond with his patients-clients have earned him numerous teaching and clinical awards, including CVTA “Colorado Veterinarian of the Year” in 2012.
His special interests include neurosurgical oncology (brain and spinal cord tumors, vertebral replacement), vertebral implantology, congenital spinal deformities, and electrodiagnostics. In his spare time, Dr. Ko enjoys rock climbing, hiking and the company of his three dogs, Rowdy, Hope and Cricket.
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