Assistant Professor of Clinical Soft Tissue Surgery University of California, Davis Davis, California
Ingrid Balsa, MEd, DVM, DACVS-SA is an assistant professor of clinical soft tissue surgery at the University for California, Davis. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Master’s degree in Secondary Science Education from the University of Arizona. She was a middle and high school public school teacher for several years prior to attending veterinary school at the University of Minnesota. She completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at North Carolina State University and her small animal surgery residency at the University of California, Davis. She became an ACVS diplomate in 2017. Dr. Balsa enjoys melding her two careers in her current faculty position. She is presently completing an ACVS Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship and has a research interest in minimally invasive surgery, endocrine surgery and educational pedagogy and policy.