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Mary Sarah Bergh
Mary Sarah Bergh

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR

Assistant Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
(515) 294-4900
1543 LVMC
Expertise / Research Area

Total hip, knee, and elbow replacement; Arthroscopy; Angular limb deformities; TPLO and other treatments for cranial cruciate ligament rupture; Racing/sporting injuries; Fracture repair; Neurosurgery; Rehabilitation therapy


Iowa State University (2009 - present)

     VCS 395 Small Animal Surgery

     VCS 456 Orthopedic Surgery

     VCS 473 Small Animal Surgery

     VCS 441 Canine Rehabilitation


AOVET (2007 - present)

AO Principles of Fracture Management – Columbus, OH

AO Advanced Fracture Management – Columbus, OH

AO Principles of Fracture Management – La Jolla, CA

AO Master's Course, Advanced Osteotomy - La Jolla, CA


AOVET (2012-13)

AO Principles of Fracture Management – Beijing, China



2012 - Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation - Canine

2011 - Certified in Biomedtrix Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

2011 - Certified in TATE Elbow Replacement

2009 - Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal

2008 - Masters of Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2005 - 2008 - Small Animal Surgical Residency, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, OH

2004 - 2005 - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA

2003 - 2004 - Small Animal Rotating Internship. The University of Pennsylvania Mathew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

2003 - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, WI

1999 - Bachelor of Science, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI


Selected Publications

Bergh MS, Peirone B. Complications of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) in Dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 25(4):2012.


Bergh MS, Piras A, Samii VF, et al. Fractures in the regions of adaptive modeling and remodeling of the central tarsal bone in racing greyhounds, Am J Vet Res 73(3):375-380:2012.


Huck JL, Bergh MS. Traumatic craniolateral shoulder luxation and fracture of the lesser tubercle of the humerus in a dog.  A case report. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 24(6):474-477, 2011.


Thompson AM, Bergh MS, Wells KL, Wang C. Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy implant removal: A retrospective analysis of 129 cases. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 24(6):450-456, 2011.


Bergh MS, Rajala-Schultz P, Johnson KA. Risk factors for tibial tuberosity fracture following tibial plateau leveling osteotomy in dogs. Vet Surg 37:374-382, 2008.


Budsberg SC, Bergh MS, Reynolds LR, Streppa HK. Evaluation of pentosoan polysulfate sodium in the postoperative recovery from cranial cruciate injury in dogs: A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Vet Surg 36(3):234-44, 2007.


Bergh MS, Gilley RS, Shofer FS, and Kapatkin AS: Complications and radiographic findings following cemented total hip replacement: a retrospective evaluation of 97 dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 19(3):172-9, 2006.


Okano S, Hurley DJ, Bergh MS, Vandenplas ML, Budsberg SC Moore JN. Optimization of conditions for in vitro production of radical oxygen species and expression of tissue factor by canine mononuclear cells and granulocytes for use in high-throughput assays. Vet Immunol Immunopatho 15;112(3-4):234-42, 2006.


Lascelles BDX, Roe SC, Smith E, Reynolds R, Markham J, Marcellin-Little D, Bergh MS, Budsberg SC.  Evaluation of a

pressure walkway system for measurement of vertical limb forces

in normal dogs. Am J Vet Res 67(2):277-82, 2006.


Bergh MS and Silverstein D:  What Is Your Diagnosis? Collapse and tachypnea in a 5-month-old puppy. J Am Vet Med Assoc 15;228(8):1193-4, 2006.


Bergh MS and Budsberg SC: The coxib NSAIDs: Potential clinical and physiological importance in veterinary medicine. J Vet Intern Med 19:633-643, 2005.


Bergh MS, Muir P, Markel MD, and Manley PA: Femoral bone adaptation to stable long-term cemented total hip arthroplasty in dogs. Vet Surg 33:214-20, 2004.


Bergh MS, Muir P, Markel MD, and Manley PA: Femoral bone adaptation to unstable long-term cemented total hip arthroplasty in dogs. Vet Surg 33:238-45, 2004.


Jehn CA, Bergh MS, and Manley PA: Orthogonal view analysis for evaluating the femoral component position of total hip implants in dogs using postoperative radiographs. Vet Surg 32:134-141, 2003.


American Veterinary Medical Association

American College of Veterinary Surgeons

American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Veterinary Orthopedic Society


European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association