Dr. Jeffrey J. Runge – Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Jeffrey J. Runge, DVM, DACVS, is an internationally recognized board-certified surgeon who holds the honor of being an American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS) Founding Fellow in minimally invasive surgery. He has extensive expertise in soft-tissue and orthopaedic surgery and is widely respected for his clinical expertise and scientific research in veterinary minimally invasive surgery.
He attended veterinary school at Ross University and the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 2005. He went on to complete a small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, the PennHIP Orthopedic Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and a surgical residency, also at the University of Pennsylvania (where he won first place for the Clinical ACVS Resident Research Award).
From 2010 to 2018, he was a lecturer in surgery and then an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. During that time, he headed the minimally invasive surgery program and served as chief of surgery from 2016 to 2018.
Dr. Runge was a pioneer in single-port laparoscopic surgery in pets and has modernized the techniques of numerous thoracoscopic and laparoscopic procedures in dogs and cats. He uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat diseases of the lungs, heart, lymphatic system, liver, gallbladder, kidney, adrenal, stomach, intestines and bladder, as well as in reproductive tract procedures for male and female pets.
Outside the OR, he has published over 50 manuscripts, authored 15-plus book chapters, taught more than 20 surgery courses, and lectured on minimally invasive surgery on three continents. He has won seven outstanding faculty teaching awards at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also president-elect of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society. Read more about his lectures and speaking engagements and scientific publications.