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Dr. David Dycus, Veterinary Surgeon

David Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP,

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery - Small Animal

Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon
Medical Director - Nexus Veterinary Specialists


Growing up, Dr. Dycus always wanted to enter medicine. As an animal lover, veterinary medicine was the perfect choice. As a Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon, Dr. Dycus has dedicated his career to the pursuit of excellence in Veterinary Continuing Education, Research and Clinical Care. Dr. Dycus approaches veterinary surgery with this driving principle: a great veterinary technician is irreplaceable, and a good surgeon will do anything they can to hold onto their support team.

Dr. David Dycus is the founder of Nexus Veterinary Specialists and the Nexus Veterinary Bone & Joint Center. Dr. Dycus was named by as one of the 10 veterinarians to watch in 2018. He is a frequent contributor in both writing and interviews in updates in orthopedics to several veterinary websites and magazines. He has participated in multiple podcasts for organizations both domestically and internationally. Dr. Dycus has also been featured on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio’s segment on Pet Health and Orthopedics.

Dr. Dycus loves teaching, and he is frequently asked to lecture locally, nationally, and internationally. He has given over 200 continuing education lectures and taught over 100 laboratories. He is a frequent lecturer at the Fetch conferences (formally CVC), has lectured at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) yearly conference, VMX, Western States, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) yearly conference, Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS), American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (IVECCS), International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (IAVRPT), as well as many different state association meetings. His research has been published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR), the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (JAAHA), Veterinary Compendium for Orthopedics and Traumatology (VCOT), Veterinary Evidence, Veterinary Clinics of North America, Canadian Veterinary Journal (CVJ) and Frontiers to name a few. He has authored or co-authored 5 book chapters and is the co-editor of the textbook Complications in Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery.

Along with being a scientific reviewer for multiple journals, he serves on the editorial review board and is the associate editor (orthopedics) for Veterinary Surgery, the official publication of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons. He has previously held an appointment on the research committee for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Currently Dr. Dycus is on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a council member for the Association for Veterinary Orthopedic Research and Education (AVORE).
Dr. Dycus has a focus on total joint replacement, complex and minimally invasive fracture repair as well as angular limb deformity correction, 3D implant printing, and arthroscopy. In addition, he became a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner through the University of Tennessee.

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