Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Marian E. Benitez, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS-SA

Clinical Assistant Professor
Small Animal Surgery
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


  • 2014
    Master of Science
    Department of Clinical Sciences
    Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Manhattan, KS
  • 2010
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine
    West Lafayette, IN

Board Certification

  • 2015
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal

Professional Experience

  • 2014-present
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2011-2014
    Resident, Small Animal Surgery
    Kansas State University, Veterinary Health Center
    Manhattan, KS
  • 2010-2011
    Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
    University of Georgia, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Athens, GA

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Veterinary Endoscopy Society
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society
  • Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology

Selected Publications

  1. Benitez ME, Schmiedt C, Radlinsky M, Cornell K.  Incidence of Recurrence of Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus following Incisional Gastropexy in Dogs.  Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, Vol.49, Issue 3. Pages 185-189.  May/June 2013.
  2. Hogan DF, Benitez ME, Parnell NK, Green III HW, Sederquist K.  Intravascular Occlusion for the Correction of Extrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts in Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Vol. 24, Issue 5, pages 1042-1054.   September/October 2010.