Melita Grunow Family Professor of Companion Animal Health
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Peter Muir is currently the Melita Grunow Family Professor of Companion Animal Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, and a small animal orthopaedic surgeon working in the UW Veterinary Care hospital. He has been a faculty member at UW Madison since 1999. After receiving his veterinary degree from Bristol University in the United Kingdom in 1985, Dr. Muir completed PhD training at Bristol in 1990 and residency training in small animal surgery at The University of Sydney and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He became an ACVS Diplomate in 1995. Dr. Muir received the UW-Madison Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award for contributions to student education in 2013. He has acted as a mentor for more than 50 surgery residents and graduate students. His clinical interests include canine cruciate ligament rupture, fracture repair, and management of joint disease in small animals. His research interests include comparative genomics, the pathophysiology of ligament and tendon degeneration, stress fractures in animal athletes, clinical trial research in dogs, and development of standing CT imaging for horses. Dr. Muir has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications. He also edited the inaugural text book in the ACVS Advances in Veterinary Surgery book series titled The Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament, the second edition of which was published in 2018. Dr. Muir chaired the first Advances in Veterinary Surgery Special Session at the ACVS Annual Symposium. He is a frequent speaker at national and international scientific and continuing education meetings including ACVS and AO VET.
Saturday, October 19
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM