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Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVA, CVPP, DAAPM

Mark Epstein

Board Certification

  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Canine and Feline Practice, 1993

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM), 2010


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science, North Carolina State University, 1981

Current Professional Activities

  • Senior Partner and Medical Director, TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals,
    a 5-(AAHA-certified) hospital practice in the Charlotte, Castonia, Davidson, NC and Lake Wylie, SC region
  • Education Co-Chair, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
  • Co-Chair, AAHA/AAFP 2014 Pain Management Guidelines Task Force
  • Author, Lecturer

Past Professional Activities

  • Past-president, ABVP
  • Past-president, IVAPM

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • CCVP, Certified Veterinary Pain Management
  • American Academy of Pain Management certification
  • Senior Fellow, American Leadership Forum
  • Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Award, 2014

Special Interests

  • Internal medicine
  • Pain management


  • AAHA
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • AVMA, NCVMA, Southern Piedmont VMA
  • AAFP


  • Wonderful wife Janet
  • Wonderful kids Torrie, Hannah, Jamie and Chris
  • Cat - Jupiter, Dog - Sterling, and backup emergency dog - Minnie


  • Inter-faith dialogue
  • Family history
  • Hiking

Favorite Movie

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Favorite Quote

  • "Behold the turtle, who never gets anywhere unless he sticks his neck out."

What I like Most About VIN

  • A community of veterinary professionals committed to continued learning.