Wendy Baltzer
Wendy graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and completed a PhD in veterinary physiology and a residency in small animal surgery at Texas A&M University in 2005. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and a registered specialist in New South Wales. She was an associate professor at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine until 2016 and a Professor at Massey University School of Veterinary Science in New Zealand before joining the faculty at the University of Sydney in 2020. Wendy’s research interests include oxidant stress and injury in sporting dogs, bone healing using omental grafting, tendon and ligament injury, osteoarthritis, lumbosacral disease and geriatric rehabilitation. She is currently working on research involving osteoarthritis, lower back pain in dogs, bandaging techniques and omentum grafting for bone healing. Wendy’s role at the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney includes surgical teaching of veterinary students, interns and residents, clinical small animal surgery practice at the veterinary teaching hospital, and research in surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation.