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Melissa J. Hoffer, DVM, MS Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name:
Melissa J. Hoffer, DVM, MS

Education:

1999
A.A. Pre-Veterinary Studies
Normandale Community College
Bloomington, Minnesota
2001
B.S. Microbiology
University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences
St. Paul, Minnesota

2005
D.V.M.
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota

2005-2006
Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

2006-2009
M.S. Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

2006-2009
Small Animal Surgery Resident
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

2010
Board certification in small animal surgery
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Professional Experience:

1998-2003
Veterinary Technician Assistant
Cedar Pet Clinic
Minneapolis, MN

2005-2009
Visiting Teaching Associate
Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

Scientific Abstracts:
The Use of Demineralized Bone Matrix in Dogs: a Retrospective Study. Poster presentation,
ACVS, Chicago, IL, October 2007.

Evaluation of Composite Resin Materials for Application of Intercanine Bonding in Cats. Abstract
Presentation. ACVS, San Diego, CA. October 2008.

Pertinent Publications:
Hoffer M, Manfra Marretta S, Johnson A, Griffon D, Kurath P, Pijanowski G, Schaeffer D. Evaluation of composite materials for intercanine bonding in cats for treatment of jaw fractures and luxations. Manuscript in preparation.

Hoffer M, Manfra Marretta S, Johnson A, Griffon D. A retrospective study of cats treated with intercanine bonding for treatment of jaw fractures and luxations. Manuscript in preparation.
Hoffer M, Griffon D, Johnson A, Thomas M, and Schaeffer D. Clinical Applications of Demineralized Bone Matrix: A Retrospective and Case-Matched Study of Seventy-Five Dogs. Veterinary Surgery 37(7):639-647, 2008.

Hoffer M and Estrin M. Tourniquet Injury: a Case Report and Review of the Literature. The International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine. 4(1):67-73, 2006.

Professional Society Positions:

American Veterinary Medical Association, 2005 to date
Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, 2001 to date

Professional Organizations and Committees:

Student Chapter, American Veterinary Medical Association, April 2001-May 2005
Foal Team, September 2001-September 2002
Feline Club, 2001
Canine Club, September 2001-September 2002
Sheep, Goat, and Llama Club, 2001
Equine Club, 2001

Honors and Other Distinctions:
University of Illinois Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, October 2008
Phi Zeta Research award, 1st place, May 2008
Greater Rockford Veterinary Medical Association Graduate Research Award, September 2007
Phi Zeta Research award, 3rd place, May 2006
Phi Zeta, Mu Chapter, April 2006-present
Minneapolis Kennel Club Scholarship, April 2005
Augustus Searles Scholarship for Women, April 2005
Pfizer Animal Health Student Scholarship Award, April 2004
The Society of Phi Zeta, Kappa Chapter, April 2004
Friends of The CVM Award, April 2003
Model Systems to Study Mucosal Transmission of HIV-1, Honors Thesis, June 2001
HIV Transmission Across Epithelial Barriers, Honors Presentation, April 2001
The Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy on HIV Transmission, Honors Presentation, November 2000
Palmer Rogers Scholarship, April 2000
Outstanding Student in Biology, May 1999
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, May 1998