Forrest I. Townsend III, DVM, DACVS

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Townsend was born and raised in Florida. He entered veterinary school at the University of Florida as part of their early acceptance program and went on to receive his veterinary degree in 2006. Shortly after graduating, Dr. Townsend relocated to New England and started a rotating internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. He remained in Rhode Island for the next 4 years where he completed a surgical internship and a surgical residency.  In 2012, Dr. Townsend became board certified in surgery. He joined our team of surgeons in July 2011.

Over the past few years he has authored publications on such topics as bone marrow aspiration and skin grafting techniques. Dr. Townsend’s areas of interest include soft tissue reconstruction both from trauma cases and tumor resection, fracture repair especially internal fixation techniques and neurosurgery.

Dr. Townsend has particular interest in pursuing further advancements in joint replacement surgery as well as tibial osteotomies to correct cruciate ligament rupture as well as minimally invasive types of surgical approaches.