Dr. Edward Song, DVM, Diplomate Aemrican Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine&Feline), CVA(Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist)
He is the founder of the practice in 2008.With a life-long passion to help dogs and cats and a dedication to deliver superior, multi-disciplinary veterinary care. Dr. Song loves to see his patients' quality of life improve utilizing his exceptional training and experiences for the best possible outcome. Dr. Song and his team's goal are to have the finest veterinary hospital in the area.
- Dr. Song is a Board Certified Specialist in Canine and Feline Practice. Becoming a Board Certified Specialist entails a very rigorous course of additional studies and examinations, which takes a minimum of three years. In addition, Diplomates must prepare and re-certify in their specialty every ten years. He has the distinction and status of earning a Professional Certification from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. In fact, Dr. Song is one of only 900 ABVP Diplomates in the United States and abroad. He is dedicated to deliver superior, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary veterinary service to cats and dogs. Board Certified Specialists offer proven knowledge and expertise above and beyond other veterinarians and have earned the privilege to specialize in the treatment of dogs and cats.
- Dr. Song is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA). He enjoys integrating acupuncture and eastern herbal medicine into his practice for internal medicine cases, chronic geriatric diseases, and pet rehabilitation.
EDUCATION and CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:
- Dr. Song received his DVM from the GNU. He transferred to Cornell University - College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York for further education and clinical training.
- He completed an additional year of specialty training, as veterinarian at a well known large private practice in Los Angeles. During this year, he worked with board certified surgeons, neurologists, internists (one of them was Dr. Steve Ettinger), cardiologists, and dentists. Dr. Song also published a paper on the topic of critical care in Pulse Veterinary Journal.
- Upon completion of his specialty training, Dr. Song continued his education at the University of Missouri-Columbia Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (UMCVMTH), MO as a surgery specialty staff Veterinarian in Small Animal Surgery. During this specialty program, he rotated between small animal soft tissue and orthopedic surgery department every 3 months at the UMCVMTH. He scrubbed in for almost all referred surgeries (orthopedic and soft tissue) cases, assisting faculty and teaching senior year students in courses. He is a member of Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine, The Society of Phi Zeta.
- Dr. Song practiced as an emergency veterinarian at the Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital (AERH) in Lee's Summit, MO. At the AERH, he performed various routine and emergency medical and surgical procedures to stabilize patients and applied advanced surgical and medical experience.
- Upon completion of his specialty training, Dr. Song has enjoyed practicing small animal medicine. He was employed as an associate veterinarian at a large private practice in California. He provided routine and advanced qualified medical and surgical services at these practices.
LECTURES and PUBLICATIONS:
- Dr. Song has lectured locally, nationally and internationally. He has given lectures at the Surgery Symposium of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Washington, DC; 12th International Symposium of the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society, San Antonio, TX; Phi Zeta Research Symposium, University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine, MO.
- He published one surgery experimental study and a case study as a first author and 3 additional papers as a coauthor. His publications represent his exceptional experiences.
- "Comparison of Different Tube Materials and Use of Chinese Finger Trap or Four Friction Suture Technique for Securing Gastrostomy, Jejunostomy, and Thoracostomy Tubes in Dogs" published in Veterinary Surgery
- "Long term survival of dogs and cats following cholecystoenterostomy Retrospective studies of 19 cases (1991-2005)" published in Journal of American Animal Hospital Association
- "Radiographic measurement of the proximal and distal mechanical joint angles in the canine tibia" in Veterinary Surgery
- "Lateral approach for the surgical management of cricopharyngeal dysphagia in dogs" published in Compendium,
- "Odontogenic cyst in a dog" published in Topic of critical care in Pulse veterinary publication.
ADDITIONAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) and Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) surgery for torn ACL patients, HELICA total hip replacement, external skeletal fixation, advanced osteotomy for angular limb deformity in dogs and cats, fracture management surgery, proximal abducting ulnar osteotomy (PAUL for elbow dysplasia)).
- Advanced echocardiography (heart ultrasound), abdominal ultrasound
- Advanced Minimal Invasive Surgeries through the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Colorado State University. South Coast Veterinary Hospital is fully equipped for the general (spay, prophylactic gastropexy, etc.) and advanced Minimal Invasive Surgeries via size of key holes.
- Advanced veterinary ophthalmology medicine and surgery, European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVA) from Germany and France.
Dr. Song is a member of prestigious local and national veterinary organizations including the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and Accreditation for the USDA’s Animal Inspection Service.