Jennifer Au, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR, CCRT

Surgery - Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Jennifer Au received her B.S. degree in Biology (emphasis in microbiology) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 1991, and her doctorate from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1995. Dr. Au then completed a one-year rotating medicine and surgery internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York. Subsequently, she worked in small animal private practices in New York and Virginia, primarily in emergency medicine, but also relief work, exotic medicine and surgery, and companion animal surgery.
In 2003, she performed a one-year surgical internship at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT.

Dr. Au next entered a three-year small animal surgical residency at Texas A&M. In her third year of residency, she received the 26th annual Johnson Scholarship Award by the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation in recognition of exceptional merit and outstanding achievement in postdoctoral studies of veterinary surgery. During residency, Dr. Au developed a keen interest in arthroscopy and minimally invasive fracture repair. Additionally, she was introduced to the benefits of physical rehabilitation for veterinary patients.

In 2006, Dr. Au joined the faculty at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery (Orthopedics). At MSU, she had the opportunity to work and train with one of the top surgeons in the field of minimally invasive fracture repair. She continued to pursue canine arthroscopy, with clients traveling from several states away to obtain this minimally invasive treatment option for their pets.

Dr. Au became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS) in 2007 and the next year moved to Columbus, OH, as an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery (Orthopedics) and Director of the Veterinary Rehabilitation Service at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (OSU).   In 2010, while at OSU, she became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). Dr. Au was one of the surgeons responsible for developing a large arthroscopy caseload at OSU, again attracting clients and pets from surrounding states and Canada.  In 2014, Dr. Au became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

She has lectured nationally and internationally on orthopedic surgery, arthroscopy, minimally invasive fracture repair and physical rehabilitation, along with teaching hands-on “wet labs” to train veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Dr. Au is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA),  South Carolina Association of Veterinarians (SCAV) and the Trident Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA).

Dr. Au brings to CVRC her great interest and experience in routine and minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, arthroscopic surgery, all aspects of soft tissue surgery, as well as physical rehabilitation. She is dedicated to making CVRC the surgical and rehabilitation center of choice in the Southeast.

Education / Experience: 

2014Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
2013-presentSurgeon - Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist - Charleston Veterinary Referral Center
2008-2013Assistant Professor – Orthopedics - Director of the Veterinary Rehabilitation Service, The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, Columbus, OH
2010Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) – Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Wellington, FL
2007Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal
2006-2008Assistant Professor – Orthopedics - Supervisor of the Advanced Rehabilitation Center, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI
2003-2006Residency – Small Animal Surgery, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, TX
2002-2003Surgical Internship - Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Norwalk, CT
1997-2002Emergency Veterinarian – Alexandria, VA
1995-2003Relief Veterinarian – NY, VA, CT
1995-1996Internship - Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, NY, NY
1995Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Starkville, MS
1991Bachelor of Science - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA

Publications

Fahie MA, Ortolano GA, Guercio V, Schaffer JA, Johnston G, Au J, Hettlich BA, Phillips T, Allen MJ, Bertone AL. Clinical outcome using Canine Platelet Enhancement Therapy (C-PET) for osteoarthritis: a prospective, double-blinded, controlled, multi-center study. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Accepted for publication Jan. 23, 2013.

Levine GJ, Levine JM, Budke CM, Kerwin SC, Au J, Vinayak A, Hettlich BF, Slater MR. Description and repeatability of a newly developed spinal cord injury scale for dogs. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 2009; 89: 1-2: 121-127.

Rutland BE, Weese JS, Bolin C, Au J, Malani AN. Human-to-dog transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [letter]. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Aug; [Epub ahead of print]

Au J, Weisman D, Stefancci JD, Palmisano M. Use of computed tomography for evaluation of lung lesions associated with spontaneous pneumothorax in dogs: 12 cases (1999-2002). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2006; 228: 733-737.

Abstracts

Bertone A, Ortolano GA, Guercio V, Schaffer JA, Johnston G, Au J, Hettlich B, Phillips T, Allen M, Fahie M. Platelet Enhancement Therapy for Canine Osteoarthritis. Abstract submitted for Oral presentation American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, Washington D.C. October 2012.

Gale D, Motta T, Au J, Hettlich B, Allen M. Anatomical Characterization and Efficacy of Three Techniques for Medial Meniscal Release in the Canine Stifle Joint. Abstract submitted for Oral presentation American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, Washington D.C. October 2012.

Fahie M, Ortolano GA, Guercio V, Schaffer JA, Johnston G, Au J, Hettlich B, Phillips T, Allen M, Bertone A. Clinical Outcome using Canine Platelet Enhancement Therapy (C-PET) for

Osteoarthritis:  A Prospective, Double-blinded, Controlled, Multi-center Study. Oral presentation (M Fahie), Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Crested Butte, Colorado March 2012.

Motta T, Shaw M, Stredney D, Au J, Allen M. Development of a Virtual Reality Simulator for Teaching Canine Arthroscopy. Oral presentation (T Motta), American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, Chicago, Illinois November 4, 2011.

Motta T, McLoughlin MA, Au J, Allen M, Kerwin T, Hittle B, Shah M, Stredney D. Employing Simulation Technologies for Veterinary Training in Canine Arthroscopy. Oral presentation (T Motta), Medical Education Research as Translational Science, Celebration Abstracts, Columbus, Ohio November 17, 2010

Zachos TA, Smith TJ, Reynolds D, Shaw KE, Au J, Ting D. Use of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell allografts for bone healing in canine patients: preliminary results. Oral presentation (K Shaw), 18th Annual Phi Zeta Research Day, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI October 10, 2008.

Posters

Gale D, Au J, Hettlich B, Allen M, Motta T. Three-dimensional evaluation of tibial translation and rotation for the normal and the cruciate deficient stifle pre and post extracapsular stabilization.  Research Day at The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio April 11, 2013

Motta T, Stredney D, Au J, Allen M. Development of a Virtual Reality Simulator for Teaching Canine Arthroscopy. Symphony of Simulation Conference. The Ohio State College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio May 3, 2013. Accepted for poster presentation.

Gale D, Au J, Hettlich B, Motta T. Anatomical Characterization and Efficacy of Three Approaches for Medial Meniscal Release in the Canine Stifle. Summer Research Program. Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio September 8, 2011

Motta T, Shaw M, Stredney D, Au J, Allen M. Development of a Virtual Reality Simulator for Teaching Canine Arthroscopy. Research Day at The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio April 14, 2011

Rutland BE, Weese JS, Bolin C, Au J, Malani AN. Fatal human-to-dog transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureus (MRSA). 18th Annual Phi Zeta Research Day, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI October 10, 2008.