Publications in IVIS
Dr. Roberto Novo graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (UM-VMC), followed by a Small Animal Surgery internship at the Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orlando, Florida. He returned to the UM-VMC for a residency in Small Animal Surgery, and remained at the UofM as an Assistant Clinical Specialist, teaching both didactic and clinical courses. He received Diplomate status at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001. Dr. Novo was the Medical Director for the UofM Veterinary Medical Center, the Head of the Small Animal Surgery Division and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department.
Dr. Novo is particularly skilled in cardiothoracic and respiratory surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and soft tissue surgeries. His special interests include maxillofacial and reconstructive surgery, cardiothoracic, and genitourinary surgery. Dr. Novo is a huge believer in the importance of nutrition in the critical and postoperative patient. He has authored a chapter in Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIV and has published articles on various topics, including stack plating for fracture repair, limited approach feeding tube placement, laryngeal paralysis, and GDV. He is also a reviewer for articles submitted to Veterinary Surgery.
Dr. Novo visited the Pacific Northwest once and knew this is where he wanted to live and work. Outside of work, his interests include kayaking, hiking, photography, and collecting veterinary antiques.