Dr. Katy Fryer has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2013. She has undergone broad training leading to clinical interests in both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Her special interests include minimally invasive surgery and oncologic surgery. Her soft tissue interests include laparoscopic ovariectomy, gastropexy, and intestinal biopsy, along with emergency gastrointestinal and hepatobili¬ary surgery. Dr. Fryer is trained in the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) and stifle arthroscopy for evaluation of meniscal tears. She also has a strong interest in fracture stabilization and repair of sacroiliac luxation.
Dr. Fryer obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, completing her final year of clinical studies at North Carolina State University. In 2008-2009, she completed her rotating small animal internship at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Dr. Fryer then went on to complete a 3-year small animal surgical residency at Texas A&M University, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas. Following her residency program, Dr. Fryer worked in a busy emergency specialty hospital in Sacramento for three years, prior to moving to San Diego to be part of the VSH surgical team.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, camping, water sports and spending time with her husband Justin, and three dogs Violet, Olive, and Cali.