Dr. David Mason
B Vet Med (Honors), MRCVS, DACVS, DECVS
David Mason, B Vet Med (Honors), MRCVS, is a Board Certified Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon specializing in orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic and general soft tissue surgical procedures. Dr. Mason earned his veterinary degree with honors from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1999. After graduation he pursued a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Kansas State Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Following completion of this internship he joined the JD Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory at University of California-Davis as a research associate. During this appointment he was involved in a variety of research and clinical projects. Most notably was his influential work in the formative research and development of the sliding humeral osteotomy (SHO) procedure that is now used worldwide as one of the many treatment options available for treatment of Canine Elbow Dysplasia. In 2001, he began a three-year Small Animal Surgical Residency at Iowa State Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He was boarded as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in February 2006, and subsequently, a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in February 2007 and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2014
At the completion of his surgical residency, Dr. Mason relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he played an integral role in the creation and development of what would become the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center (LVVSC). Dr. Mason was the first full-time doctor at the LVVSC, which is the first, and only multi-specialty 24-hour Specialty and Emergency Clinic in Las Vegas. He is currently a partner and the Chief of Staff for the facility.
Dr. Mason is an adjunct veterinarian and consultant for Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group (VOSM) in Annapolis Maryland. He has been involved with numerous orthopedic research projects and publications, including much of the formative research on the sliding humeral osteotomy (SHO), total joint replacement, and postoperative pain studies. He has presented much of this work at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS) annual conferences. Dr. Mason frequently provides educational seminars at local and national continuing education conferences and teaching laboratories in the United States. His particular interests in orthopedic surgery include minimally invasive fracture repair/locking plate applications, elbow dysplasia, arthroscopy, and joint replacement surgery. Dr. Mason is fascinated by the endless possibilities in the developing world of regenerative medicine, and has recently developed a strong interest in the use of stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP) to treat various orthopedic, soft tissue and spinal injuries.