Shadi J. Ireifej, DVM DACVS graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (2001, Magna cum laude). He then attended Cornell University where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (2006, DVM). Dr. Ireifej then completed an intensive one-year small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Angel Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts (2007) followed by two intensive one-year small animal surgical internships at Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in Plainview, New York (2009). Dr. Ireifej then completed a rigorous three-year small animal surgery residency at LIVS (2012) to achieve his board certification in small animal surgery and become a Diplomat for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS). He has been published in scientific and medical journals and enjoys lecturing to a variety of audiences.