Bryan T. Torres, DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR
Assistant Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
Board-Certified Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bryan T. Torres specializes in small animal orthopedic surgery with a special interest in gait analysis, osteoarthritis and canine sports medicine. He received his undergraduate training at Clemson University and his DVM from the University of Georgia. He then stayed at UGA for an internship in small animal medicine and surgery. Following his internship, he worked as a small animal practitioner in the Atlanta area for several years before returning to UGA to complete a postdoctoral research fellowship, a surgical residency and a PhD in physiology. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons as well as a member of several organizations including the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International, and the Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine Association.
Cristopher Zelaya, BS
Senior Research/Lab Technician
Cristopher Zelaya received his bachelor’s degree from the National University of Agriculture in Honduras. Prior to joining the University of Missouri, he completed an internship in swine production with The Ohio Program as well as an exchange program at the University of Missouri through Global UGRAD, a United States Department of State program for international students.
Derek Fox, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Chief of Small Animal Surgery
Associate Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
Derek B. Fox specializes in small animal orthopedic surgery with special interests in limb deformity correction, as well as canine sports medicine. A graduate of Indiana University, he received his veterinary training from Michigan State University. His surgical residency was completed at the University of Missouri, along with a PhD in pathobiology. Fox is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a member of both the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the AO. He lectures nationally and internationally on advanced surgical techniques in the area of canine limb deformity correction. When not working, he enjoys cycling, running and hiking with his border collie, Oliver.
David Hutcheson received his bachelor’s and doctor of veterinary medicine degrees from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining the University of Missouri, he completed a small animal rotating internship at Mississippi State University.