Credentials

Twin Cities Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Murphy Headshot

Scott T. Murphy, DVM Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgery

1987
B.S., Biology
St. Johns University
Collegeville, Minnesota

1991
D.V.M.
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota

1991 – 1992
Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

1994 – 1997
Small Animal Surgery Resident
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
University of Florida
P.O. Box 100126
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0126

1997-1998
Clinical Surgical Instructor
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
University of Florida
P.O. Box 100126
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0126

1998
Board certification in small animal surgery
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons

1992 – 1994
Small Animal Veterinarian
Village Animal Hospital
Minnetonka, Minnesota

1998 to 2007
Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Veterinary Surgical Specialists
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

2007 to present
Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery
PO BOX 429
Chanhassen, Minnesota 55317

Murphy ST, Ellison GW, McKiernan BC. Pulmonary lobectomy for refractory pneumonia in the dog and cat: results of 43 cases. Vet Surg 24(5):434,1995.

Lewis DD, Stubbs WP, Neuwirth L, Bertrand SG, Parker RB, Stallings JT, Murphy ST. Results of screw/wire/polymethylmethacrylate composite fixation for acetabular fracture repair in 14 dogs, Vet Surg 25(5):432,1996.

Murphy ST, Lewis DD, Kerwin SC. Traumatic coxofemoral luxation in dysplastic dogs managed with a triple pelvic osteotomy: results of 4 cases. Vet Surg 25(5):434,1996.

Murphy ST, Kruger JM, Watson GL. Uterine adenocarcinoma in the dog: A case report and review. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc, 30(5): 440-444, 1994.

Murphy ST, Ellison GW, McKiernan BC, et al. Pulmonary lobectomy in the management of pneumonia in dogs: 59 cases (1972-1994). J Am Vet Med Assoc, 210(2):235-239,1997.

Murphy ST, Mathews KG, Ellison GW, Bellah JR. Pulmonary lobectomy in the management of pneumonia in five cats. J Sm Anim Pract 38:159-162,1997.

Murphy ST, Parker RB, Woodard JC. Osteosarcoma associated with total hip arthroplasty in a dog. J Sm Anim Pract 38:263-267,1997.

Murphy ST, Lewis DD, Kerwin SC. Traumatic coxofemoral luxation in dysplastic dogs managed with a triple pelvic osteotomy: results in four dogs. VCOT 10:136-140, 1997.

Murphy ST, Newell SM, Burrows CF. What Is Your Diagnosis. J Am Vet Med Assoc ,1997.

Murphy ST. Contributed questions on feline appendicular osteosarcoma, external coaptation, Schroeder-Thomas splint. In: Bloomberg MS, ed. Self Assessment Colour Review of Small Animal Orthopedics. London: Manson Publishing Ltd., 1997.

Murphy ST. Contributed questions on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, chylothorax, pneumothorax, pulmonary lobectomy for pneumonia, portacaval shunt. In: Gilson SD, ed. Self Assessment Colour Review of Small Animal Medicine. London: Manson Publishing Ltd., 1997.

Lewis DD, Stubbs WP, Neuwirth L, Bertrand SG, Parker RB, Stallings JT, Murphy ST. Results of screw/wire/polymethylmethacrylate composite fixation for acetabular fracture repair in 14 dogs, Vet Surg 26(3):223-234, 1997.

Murphy ST, Lewis DD, Shiroma JT, et al. Effect of radiographic positioning on interpretation of cubital joint congruity in dogs. Am J Vet Res 11:1351-1357, 1998.

Murphy ST, Ellison GW, Long M, et al. A comparison of the ameroid constrictor versus ligation in the surgical managment of single extrahepatic portosystemic shunts. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 37:390-396, 2001.

American Veterinary Medical Association, 1991 to date
Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, 1991 to date
American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1998 to date

Veterinary School Student Council, 1987-1991
Veterinary School Curriculum Committee, 1988-1990
Alpha Psi Fraternity, 1987-1991
Resident representative, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1995-1996

  • Hills Recognition Award, 1989
  • American Animal Hospital Association Senior Student Award, 1990-1991
  • Dr. J. E. Salsbury Foundation Veterinary Medicine Scholarship, 1991
  • Merck Veterinary Award, 1991
  • PARTNERS Award, 1991
  • Resident Research Grant Competition, top ranked proposal, 1994
  • ACVS Resident Forum, 1st place, Clinical Presentation Award, Chicago, IL, 1995
  • Jules & Lucy Silver Animal “Bedside Manner” Award, 1997
  • Small Animal Resident of the Year, 1996-1997
  • Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day, 1st Place Resident Competition, 1997
Dr. Hoffer Headshot

Melissa J. Hoffer, DVM, MS Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgery

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

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

2009 to present
Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery
PO BOX 429
Chanhassen, Minnesota 55317

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.

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.

American Veterinary Medical Association, 1991 to date
Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, 1991 to date
American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1998 to date

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

  • 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