RON MONTGOMERY - BOARD CERTIFIED VETERINARY SURGEON; VETERINARIAN IN CHARGE
Dr. Montgomery earned his DVM, (cum laude), in 1982 and M.S. (Thesis on CCL Rupture) in 1987, both from Auburn University. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1988.
After brief faculty appointments at U.A.B. Medical School and Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Montgomery returned to Auburn in 1990 where he continuously taught and performed surgery until 2015. While there, he served as chief of surgery, director of the Southeastern Raptor Program, was voted Teacher of the Year, and awarded the Bruce Pratt distinguished Professorship.
He has authored 53+ refereed or invited scientific publications; 34 proceedings, transactions, and abstracts; and has had over 50 contracts and grants. Dr. Montgomery has chaired committees for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium (1996, 1997), A.C.V.S. Program (1994, 1995), and the A.C.V.S. Exhibits (1993).
His research interests were Orthopedic Implants and Physical Therapy. Research awards include the Albert Triat Award, International Knee Society co-author. He did his Master Thesis on Cruciate Ligament Rupture.
Upon his retirement from Auburn in 2015, Dr. Montgomery was voted Professor Emeritus by the faculty and administration. He now performs surgery three days a week with his friends at Davis Animal Hospital in Pensacola, FL.
Dr. Montgomery is available for soft tissue and orthopedic surgical cases as well as lameness evaluations and medical management consultations on a referral only basis. Examples of some of the procedures performed at our hospital include: Stem cell and PRR therapy, TPLO, patella luxation stabilization, fracture repair, mass removals, amputation, OCD, FCP – via arthroscope, FHO, biceps tendon release, exploratory surgery, joint surgery, arthrodesis, biopsies, foreign body removal, TECA, and more.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: Dr. Montgomery enjoys his family, fishing, college sports, and travel. He has 2 dogs, 4 cats, and 2 horses.
You would be surprised to know that: I flew eagles at Auburn home games while director of the Raptor Center.
Owned by: 3 cats, a tortoiseshell, Emma, my two orange babies, Cider and Seville, and a scary smart border collie, Zoey.
What I love most about what I do: What I love most about what I do: I absolutely love learning new and interesting things about animals. Every day, it seems like I learn something that I did not know before. I love helping pets and seeing the impact that our job is making on them.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I graduated from the University of West Florida in May 2015 with a Psychology degree. I am a caring best friend, loving daughter, and annoying little sister. I have been to Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, and planning on traveling a lot more in the future. I am an Alpha Delta Pi sorority alumna and take part in events when I can. I love going to the beach and hanging out with my friends and family doing whatever we can as long as we are all together. Currently taking classess with Penn Foster to get certified as a veterinary technician and planning to go to University of Tennessee to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
You would be surprised to know that: You would be surprised to know that: I had back surgery when I was 21 and still roll around with your pets all of the time! :)
Owned by: Apollo, Artemis, Harley, Wilson, and Christian.
What I love most about what I do: I love the special moments I have with people and animals in the positions I work. Nothing quite makes me understand the bond between pets and owners until I am discharging patients to go home. Watching the joy and concern on an owner’s face and the wagging, whining, and purring of the patients, makes my smile wide and my heart full.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I'm a musician, food lover, and video game enthusiast.
You would be surprised to know that: I have a YouTube channel, and I am going to veterinary school in August, 2019!