Dr. Ron Montgomery earned his DVM, (cum laude), in 1982 and M.S. (Thesis on Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture) in 1987, both from Auburn University. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1988.
After brief faculty appointments at U.A.B. Medical School and Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Montgomery returned to Auburn in 1990 where he continuously taught and performed surgery until 2015. While there, he served as chief of surgery, director of the Southeastern Raptor Program, was voted Teacher of the Year, and awarded the Bruce Pratt distinguished Professorship.
He has authored 53+ refereed or invited scientific publications; 34 proceedings and abstracts; and has had over 50 contracts and grants. Dr. Montgomery has chaired committees for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium (1996, 1997), A.C.V.S. Program (1994, 1995), and the A.C.V.S. Exhibits (1993).
His research interests were Orthopedic Implants and Physical Therapy. Research awards include the Albert Triat Award, and International Knee Society co-author.
Upon his retirement from Auburn in 2015, Dr. Montgomery was voted Professor Emeritus by the faculty and administration.
We are happy to have Dr. Montgomery here at PetVet Animal Health Center. He is available on a referral basis to see orthopedic surgical cases as well as lameness evaluations and to consult on medical management of orthopedic conditions. Examples of some of the procedures performed at our hospital include: TPLO procedures for stabilization of cruciate ruptures, patella luxation stabilization, fracture repair, mass removals, OCD, FCP, FHO, biceps tendon release, exploratory surgery, joint surgery, arthrodesis, biopsies, foreign body removal, TECA, and more.
When Dr. Montgomery is not busy treating pets, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, college sports, and travel. His current pets include dogs, cats, and horses.