James Howard, DVM, MS, DACVS, is an assistant professor of soft tissue surgery at The Ohio State University, where he also earned his DVM and completed a surgical residency. He also completed a rotating medicine and surgery internship at University of Tennessee. His research interests include hepatobiliary and GI surgery and endocrinopathies. Dr. Howard’s ongoing research includes minimally invasive diagnostic procedures, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and evaluative hepatobiliary sampling techniques.
Kristen French-Kim, DVM, earned her DVM from The Ohio State University in May 2021. She has a research background in immunology, vaccine research, and anatomic pathology and is interested in pursuing a career in small animal surgery.
Stephen Jones, MVB, MS, DACVS-SA, is an assistant professor of small animal orthopedics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Jones earned his veterinary medicine degree from University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. He completed both a rotating and specialty surgery internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, as well as a combined residency in small animal surgery and MS at University of Florida. Dr. Jones has written and published numerous scientific papers, book chapters, and abstracts and lectures worldwide. His special interests include minimally invasive fracture repair, medical and surgical treatment of joint disease, arthroscopy, and surgical management of angular limb deformities.
Nina R. Kieves, DVM, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR, CCRT, is an associate professor of small animal orthopedic surgery and director of the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at The Ohio State University. She earned her DVM at University of Minnesota, completed a residency in small animal surgery at Iowa State University, and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Colorado State University. Dr. Kieves’ research interests are in sports medicine and rehabilitation and surgical treatment with minimally invasive techniques.