Dr. Jana Norris has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2002. She is a graduate of UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, and finished an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1998. Following a surgical residency at Tufts University and Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, she was a lecturer in the Department of Surgery at The University of Pennsylvania from 2001-2002. She is a reviewer for Veterinary Surgery, the peer review journal of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgery.
Dr. Norris’ special surgical interests include external skeletal fixation, trauma, angular limb reconstruction, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, skin and reconstructive surgery, and surgical diseases of the airway, particularly, laryngeal paralysis and tracheal collapse. She is the author of the original research findings from Tufts University involving the use of intraluminal tracheal stent placement for dogs with tracheal collapse.
Dr. Norris has an ongoing interest in pain management both for the acute surgical patient, and chronic pain management of degenerative osteoarthritis, including NSAID therapy, chondroprotective agents, and novel therapies such as physical therapy and rehabilitation.