Michael Jaffe, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Specialist
MS, DACVS, Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michael Jaffe is a 1991 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine where he received the American College of Veterinary Surgeon's Award for Academic and Clinical Proficiency in Small Animal Surgery. After practicing as an associate vet for four years in St. Joseph, MO and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, he completed a one year companion animal surgical and medical internship at Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge, LA. He then completed a three year companion animal surgical residency at LSU. In 1999, Dr. Jaffe completed a Master's degree program in Veterinary Clinical Sciences at LSU. Dr. Jaffe became a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2002. He served as a Staff Surgeon at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services in Bloomfield Hills, MI from September 1999 until joining VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona in 2004.
Dr. Jaffe's areas of surgical interest include oncologic, orthopedic, and general soft tissue surgery, including surgical diseases of the knees and pelvis. His research interests and Master's thesis involve the study of mast cell tumors in dogs. He has published several articles on this subject, and has spoken at local and national meetings on this topic. Other interests are diskospondylitis, osteosarcoma, muscle injuries of dogs, and surgical diseases of the ear. He has received advanced training in arthroscopic surgery, total hip replacement surgery, and performs the TPLO surgery for cranial cruciate ligament ruptures