Jason C. Mez DVM
Dr. Jason C. Mez
, a native of southeast Nebraska, grew up in a small farming community.
He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska.
In 1996, he graduated from Kansas State University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
After moving to Mobridge, South Dakota, Dr. Mez
spent two years in a mixed animal practice concentrating on equine and bovine work.
then worked in Belle Fourche for six years where he
concentrated on equine practice.
In 2007, Dr. Mez
returned to school and completed a three-year equine surgery residency at Texas A&M University
The program and instructors at Texas A&M
are world renowned in the performance horse industry.
learned and performed several hundred specialized surgeries such as colic surgery, arthroscopy, laparoscopy, fracture repair, laryngeal surgery, cryptorchid surgery, and dental surgery.
In addition, he
has had extensive training in equine lameness evaluation and diagnostic imaging.
The author of a textbook chapter, Dr. Mez
has also been published in scientific journals.
has presented several topics to practicing veterinarians at continuing education meetings.
Dr. Mez joined the Sturgis Equine Clinic in August of 2007, and passed the surgery board examinations in February of 2008.
has a special interest in equine orthopedic surgery, arthroscopy, and lameness issues.