VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Surgery - Orthopedic

Associate Editor

James Fingeroth

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Surgery, 1988


  • Residency in Surgery, 1986
  • Residency in Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, 1986
  • Internship, The Animal Medical Center, 1983
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science, Hobart College, Geneva, NY

Current Professional Activities

Senior Staff Surgeon at Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center

Past Professional Activities

Assistant Professor — Department of Surgery — The Ohio State University


  • Married to Robbie, an Elementary School teacher (retired)
  • No kids, but parents to an ever-expanding menagerie of domestic and not-so-domestic animals
    — Kids would be easier…


  • Flying (instrument-rated private pilot)
  • Horseback riding
  • Native American culture and history
  • Reading
  • Hiking

Favorite Quote

“Knowing comes before knowledge”

Why I Like VIN

The ability to learn from my colleagues, to impart a little wisdom, to stir up controversies and discuss them openly, and to be part of the world's largest veterinary practice where no one is boss and everyone has an equal voice and is respected.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

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Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .