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Surgery Department

Surgery Department

Ezra J Steinberg, VMD, DACVS

Ezra J Steinberg, VMD, DACVS

Dr. Steinberg grew up in Goshen, NY. He completed his undergraduate education with a BA from Wesleyan University in neuroscience and behavior. He then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After completing a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ, he returned to Penn to complete a residency in small animal surgery and received his board certification in 2011.

Dr. Steinberg taught small animal surgery at Penn and served as an instructor at the Penn Annual Conference and the New England Veterinary Conference.  He has lectured internationally on the subject of Tibial Tuberosity Advancement for stabilization of cruciate ligament injuries in dogs.  He has peer reviewed journal articles published in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Journal of Small Animal Practice.  

His clinical interests include treatment of cranial cruciate ligament injury, minimally invasive surgery, and interventional procedures such as tracheal and urethral stenting.  Dr. Steinberg understands that the best treatment option will vary among patients and all factors must be considered prior to formulating a plan.  

As a child, he visited Rangeley and Long Island and moved here to stay in 2014.  He now enjoys exploring the state with his wife, Jaime (who is also a board-certified veterinary surgeon), children Owen, Izzy, and Emma, and yellow lab Sawyer.  

Jacob Rubin, DVM, DACVS

Jacob Rubin, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Rubin grew up in Highland Park, NJ. He completed his undergraduate education with a BS from Muhlenberg College in biochemistry, then graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. He completed a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Florida, then completed a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. 

From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Rubin was an assistant professor of soft tissue surgery at Michigan State University. He received his board certification in small animal surgery in 2016 and is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  He has authored 15 peer reviewed articles and 10 book chapters and is an active reviewer for a number of journals.

Dr. Rubin is particularly interested in complex maxillofacial and oncological surgery as well as discussions about quality of life.  Dr. Rubin strives to ensure that owners are part of the decision-making process for their pet family members.

Away from the hospital, Dr. Rubin enjoys cycling, cooking, and hiking with his partner Nicole and two dogs, Eloise and Whiskey.  In addition, Dr. Rubin adopted a geriatric Persian named Rupert.

Todd Hamilton, VMD, DACVS

Todd Hamilton, VMD, DACVS

Dr. Hamilton is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and, after serving six years in the U.S. Army, attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey and began a three-year surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania the following year. Upon completion of his residency, he worked at a referral practice in Richmond, Virginia, for almost seven years. Dr. Hamilton became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2015.

Dr. Hamilton’s professional interests include minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy/thoracoscopy), fracture repair, wound management, and oncologic surgery. When not working, Dr. Hamilton enjoys cycling, kayaking, running and spending time with his wife Alison and their dogs hiking the coast of Maine.

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