VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: Surgery - Orthopedic

Associate Editor

James Ballow

James Ballow


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, 1988
  • Bachelor of Science, TAMU, 1986

Current Professional Activities

  • Mobile Surgery

Past Professional Activities

  • 1988–89 — associate in small animal only practice
  • 1989–93 — solo general practice
  • 1993–2002 — partner in a mixed practice, responsible for small animal and exotics
  • 2002 — sold my practice to scratch the surgery bug—relief, EC and mobile surgery
  • 2011 — co-founded SURGE
  • 2013 — to present—exclusively mobile surgery

Marital Status

  • Married to Anna


  • 1 daughter — Gabby


  • Tex-the QH


  • Photography
  • Travel
  • Natural history
  • Anything to spend time in the great outdoors

Favorite Quote

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." — James Corbett

What I Like Most About VIN

As a practitioner in a fairly rural area, VIN gives me ready access to so many brilliant minds that I would never be able to tap otherwise.

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

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .