OUR TEAM
Sherman
Canapp
Owner & Chief of Staff
Dr. Canapp's areas of interest include regenerative medicine, sports medicine, and minimally invasive surgery - specifically canine sports-related injury, arthroscopy, and fluoroscopy.
Debra
Canapp
Owner & Medical Director
Currently she is practicing sports medicine, acupuncture, musculoskeletal ultrasound and rehabilitation at VOSM.
Christopher
Leasure
Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
During his career, Dr. Leasure has had the opportunity to perform surgery on many dogs and cats with limb deformities.
David
Dycus
Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
Dr. David Dycus joins team VOSM as a specialist in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.
Ryan
Gallagher
Spine Center/ Neurology
Dr. Gallagher received advanced training in both medical and surgical neurology.
Chris
Zink
Veterinary Sports Trainer
Dr. Zink has also obtained more than 80 agility, obedience, retrieving, tracking and conformation titles on dogs from the sporting, herding, working, terrier and hound groups.
Nina
Prill
Mobile Rehabilitation Therapy
Dr. Nina Prill joins VOSM as a canine rehabilitation therapist.
Brittany Jean
Carr
Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Resident
Dr. Carr's research studies include angular limb deformities, cranial cruciate ligament injuries, and minimally invasive surgery.
Stacy
Godfrey
Surgery & Sports Medicine Intern
Dr. Stacy Godfrey joins VOSM as a surgical intern in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine for the 2016-2017 internship class.
Lauren
Meltzer
Surgery & Sports Medicine Intern
Dr. Lauren Meltzer joins VOSM as a surgical intern in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine for the 2016-2017 internship class.
Nicole
Chun
Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Intern
Dr. Nicole Chun joins VOSM as a rehabilitation and sports medicine intern for the 2016-2017 internship class.
Heather
Amos
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology.
Stephanie
Stark
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant
Stephanie is a certified canine rehabilitation assistant with VOSM.
Emily
Schlimm
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
Emily Schlimm is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner with VOSM.
David
Mason
Chief of Staff, Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center Adjunct Associate
Dr. Mason comes to VOSM to perform surgeries for orthopedic and sports-related injuries.
Jonathan
Dyce
Adjunct Associate
Dr. Dyce has been an integral part of VOSM's Total Hip Replacement program since 2008. He regularly travels to VOSM to perform surgery on patients in need of total hip replacements.
Victor
Ibrahim
Adjunct Specialist
Dr. Victor Ibrahim is a human medicine consultant for VOSM, specializing in regenerative medicine and orthopedics.
Outpatient
Team
VOSM's outpatient team includes our specialists' technicians, who assist with all consultation appointments.
Surgery
Team
VOSM's surgery team is responsible for preparations, monitoring, and assisting with our surgeons' cases.
Recovery
Team
VOSM's recovery team provides top-notch care to all of our surgical patients at VOSM.
Discharge
Team
VOSM's discharge team provides a unique service to clients at VOSM - full discharge appointments to go over procedures and all follow-up care post-operatively.
Shannon
Payne
Client Services / Floor Manager
VOSM's client services team is available to you during business hours to help with scheduling appointments, records requests, and patient concerns.
Inventory &
Facilities
VOSM's inventory and facilities manager is responsible for making sure our equipment and supplies are stocked and working properly.
Ashley
Gaver
Research Technician
Ashley provides research and clinical trials support to VOSM through Orthobiologic Innovations, LLC.
Katie
Daye
Surgical Coordinator
VOSM's surgical coordinators provide expert planning for your pet's surgery or treatment at VOSM.
Andrea
Smith
R&D and Educational Coordinator
Andrea oversees research and development activities, as well as continuing education for the senior staff.
Michelle
Dobbs
Practice Manager
Michelle Dobbs acts as VOSM's practice manager. She coordinates all hospital staff, schedules, and makes sure that our many valued clients receive exceptional care and service.
Rebecca
McElhatten
PR & Marketing Manager
Rebecca provides public relations and marketing services at VOSM.

VOSM Academy

VOSM Academy Certification Program Members

Tiiu Toijala, DVM, CCRT, VOSMA Certified Practitioner

VOSMA Certified Practitioner

VOSM Academy Certified Practitioner

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

Dr. Toijala studied veterinary medicine at the University of Helsinki, and started veterinary work in 2002. She completed her thesis on dog rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery in 2004. Dr Toijala enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, and has special interests in surgery and working with sporting dogs. In particular, Dr. Toijala enjoys the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of canine stress-related injuries. Dr Toijala is a passionate student and has completed coursework in Europe and the U.S. in a wide range of subjects. She has completed training to become a Certified Canaine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Dr Toijala is currently a Practice Path Resident through the American College of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine under the mentorship of Drs. Sherman and Debra Canapp at Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group. In her spare time, Dr. Toijala enjoys sports, travelling, and competing in agility with her Border Collies. 

Photo of Dr. Toijala courtesy of Veterinary Clinic Mevet/Johan Björklund.

 


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