Small Animal Surgeons at Puget Sound Animal Hospital for Surgery
MARK H. ENGEN, DVM
DIPLOMATE, AMERICAN COLLEGE VETERINARY SURGEONS
Dr. Engen graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1971. He served his internship at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital, in 1972 and completed his surgical residency at Purdue University in 1974. He has been in private practice since 1974. Dr. Engen has an emphasis on small animal general, neurologic and orthopedic surgery. His research interests are orthopedics, reconstructive and neurosurgery. Dr. Engen became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1978 and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the Association for Veterinary Orthopedic Research and Education. Dr. Engen lives in the Redmond area and enjoys fishing, hiking, skiing and other outdoor activities.
BYRON S. MISSEGHERS, DVM, DVSc
DIPLOMATE, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SURGEONS
Dr. Misseghers graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 1995, receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with distinction. Following a one year internship in general small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Prince Edward Island, he completed a three year residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Here he also received a Doctor of Veterinary Science degree (DVSc) in 1999. Dr. Misseghers became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001 and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, and the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Misseghers and his wife, Laurelee, moved to the Seattle area in 1999 and enjoy the climate and geography of the Pacific Northwest. In their spare time they enjoy mountain biking, cycling and hiking.
What is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons?
Dr. Engen and Dr. Misseghers are Board Certified Veterinary Surgeons and Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and as such have successfully completed the certification requirements of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Quoting the American College of Veterinary Surgeons website regarding the required certifications:
“The term “ACVS Diplomate” refers to a veterinarian who has been board certified in veterinary surgery. Only veterinarians who have successfully completed the certification requirements of the ACVS are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and have earned the right to be called specialists in veterinary surgery.
Veterinarians wishing to become board certified must:
- complete a three-year residency program at an accredited college
- meet specific training and caseload requirements
- perform research and have their research published
- This process is supervised by current ACVS Diplomates, ensuring consistency in training and adherence to high standards
- Once the residency has been completed, the resident must sit for and pass a rigorous examination. Only then does the veterinarian earn the title of ACVS Diplomate.”