Dr. Caroline Runyon
After chasing my dream through Kansas (BSc), Colorado (DVM), Iowa (Medicine/Surgery Internship, Surgery Residency, MSc) to become a qualified veterinary surgeon, I chose to give back by doing research and teaching in Small Animal Surgery - first at Iowa State University and then at UPEI - Atlantic Veterinary College, where I served as the Chief of Small Animal Surgery and a tenured Professor (1986-2012). I enjoy working with the Riverview team and with clients - who allow me the privilege of treating their “children.” I joined Riverview in 2012 on a regular basis.
My lifelong research is to improve the quality of life for my patients. I have been taking special courses in orthopedics to improve and add to my techniques since the 1980's. I was Eastern Canada’s first surgeon to be certified to perform the (Slocum) TPLO Procedure (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament injuries in the stifle); to become a qualified CCRT (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist); and certified to perform the KYON PAUL Procedure (Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy for elbow dysplasia). I have numerous publications and awards for teaching and service. I spend my spare time with my dog and two cats and my 30+ flower gardens, kayaking, sewing, travelling, and watching the birds, squirrels, foxes and other critters.