Dr. Troy Ford, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1985 from UC Davis. Following graduation he completed a one year internship in Large Animal Internal Medicine and Surgery at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ford then specialized in surgery by completing a three residency in Equine Surgery from the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center. While at New Bolton Dr. Ford did research in the various blocks of the equine leg. This breakthrough research won him the ACVS award Most Outstanding Research Project. He also did research in the upper airways of the equine.
Dr. Ford spent time working with Dr. William O Reed at Belmont and Aqueduct race tracks and in Kentucky at various clinics before joining the faculty at Texas A&M in Large Animal Surgery in 1989. Dr. Ford and his family moved to College Station, Texas to work at Texas A&M University as an Equine Surgeon. During his time at Texas A&M university he became board certified in surgery in both small and large animals. He passed his boards in 1990. Dr. Ford eventually relocated back to his home roots in the Central Valley of California where along with his wife established Ford Veterinary Surgery Center in 1996.
Dr Ford and his wife Mardee live in the foothills of Clovis where they have raised their three boys, Steven, Matt and David. All three have played an active role in helping establish their veterinary clinic from cleaning stalls, being a technician to answering phones. Currently Matt is attending Veterinary School at Colorado State University. Matt is a freshman at CSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Matt plans to do an internship and residency in either internal medicine or surgery after the completion of veterinary school.
What is an ACVS Surgeon?
We know that choosing a veterinarian is not much different than choosing a medical doctor, accountant, attorney, or any other professional service provider. Just like when you choose one of these professionals you want to have some assurance that the individual you have started a relationship with is the best trained and most competent for the job. Our surgeon is board certified in large animal surgery. This distinction means that our surgeon has completed a rigorous training program and examination process that has been established by an organization of our peers that is respected and recognized the world over. You can rest assured that the surgeon you are working with at Ford Veterinary Surgery Center has the best training, experience, skill and scientific knowledge available to try to help your equine athlete return to the ring or your four legged friend to be as comfortable as possible. Through continued training and education we strive to provide the best possible service and care. Please follow the link below to learn more about what it means to be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.