After graduating from UC Davis in 1980, Michael J. Huber, DVM, MS, Diplomat ACVS, ventured to Australia and was involved in a busy large animal practice there for 4 ½ years.
Returning to the states, he became an Associate Veterinarian at Lockeford Veterinary Group in Northern California.
first camelid patient requiring veterinary care , and both of them survived!!
Bitten by the "bug" to become a specialist, in 1986 he moved to Oregon to complete a Large Animal Surgical Residency at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
became Board Certified in Surgery and has remained on the faculty at Oregon State ("Go Beavs!") until the present time.
There is no shortage of camelids in Oregon so it has been a great opportunity for Dr. Huber
to pursue orthopedic and soft tissue surgical challenges in llamas and alpacas.
The majority of his
cases relate to repair of long bone fractures, reproductive surgery, and tooth root abscesses, but his
excitement level remains high because there is ALWAYS a unique, challenging case just around the corner that will require a creative surgical solution.