Dr Andrew Levien BVSc (hons), PgCertVS, MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery), DACVS-SA, DECVS, registered specialist in small animal surgery.
Dr Levien graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006 with first class honors receiving numerous academic awards. For the first three years of his professional career he worked as a general practitioner in Sydney while completing a Post-Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies through Murdoch University. In 2009, he moved to London to complete a one-year rotating internship at the prestigious Royal Veterinary College, University of London. Following this, in 2010, he accepted a position at Louisiana State University, USA, where he completed a surgical internship. In 2011, he commenced a three-year surgical residency at the preeminent Animal Medical Center (AMC) in Manhattan, New York. After residency completion in 2014, Dr Levien was a practicing referral surgeon in Washington DC, USA.
By virtue of passing surgical examinations, Dr Levien became a Diplomate of the American (ACVS) and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) as well as a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. Dr Levien has been published in a number of veterinary journals for research including the first series of transjugular liver biopsies in dogs.
Versed in all complex orthopaedic, soft tissue and interventional radiologic procedures, his special interests are joint replacement (certified in total hip, knee and elbow (CUE) surgery) as well as cruciate (TPLO/TTA) and fracture repair. In his spare time, Dr Levien enjoys the outdoors including skiing & hiking with his rescue dog “Jesse Pinkman”.