Kevin P. McAbee DVM, DACVS
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Dr. McAbee obtained his DVM from Colorado State University in 1999 and has been a passionate veterinarian ever since. His never-ending thirst for knowledge and self-improvement lead him to complete a general internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in 2000. This year in L.A. solidified his desire to become a board certified veterinary surgeon. He then went on to complete a one year surgical internship in Jacksonville FL at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists. This intensive year launched him into one of the best and most rigorous small animal surgical residencies in the country at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He finished his residency at the AMC in 2004 and then stayed on staff for an additional year teaching other surgical residents and honing his skills. Dr. McAbee became board certified in small animal surgery in 2006 and has been practicing this “art” of surgery along the Front Range of Colorado for most of his career.
After spending time as a small animal surgeon in three different specialty hospitals along the Front Range, Dr. McAbee decided to launch Spire Veterinary Surgery in the Spring of 2015. Dr. McAbee’s vision for SVS was to be able to provide the highest quality specialty surgery to dogs and cats without those patients and owners having to leave the comfort and trust of their family veterinary practice.
Dr. McAbee considers himself extremely fortunate to be a veterinarian and treats each patient as if they were his own pet. His experience has led him to understand that each animal is different in their own way and he strives to establish a connection with them, their owners, and their veterinarian to provide the best treatment possible.
Dr. McAbee has vast experience in all aspects of veterinary surgery including orthopedic, neurologic, and oncologic surgery. He has advanced training in minimally invasive orthopedic surgery such as arthroscopy and has published and lectured nationally on this topic. Dr. McAbee has been performing Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomies to treat canine cranial cruciate ligament deficiency since 2005 and has performed well over 1,000 of these procedures. In addition to TPLO and other orthopedic procedures, Dr. McAbee enjoys the challenge of oncologic (cancer) surgery and has years of experience in this extremely difficult subset of veterinary surgery.
When not performing specialty surgery in local veterinary practices along the Front Range Dr. McAbee enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife have three wonderful children, a 15 year old cat Herbert, and a young Goldendoodle named Posey that keep them busy.
Dr. Holly Foster currently practices small animal medicine specializing in alternative/complementary modalities. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1983, and her acupuncture certification in 1992. She left general practice in 1995 to concentrate her practice on acupuncture, homotoxicology (a branch of homeopathy) and osteopthathy with cranio-sacral techniques. She enjoys living in the Colorado front range with her spouse and 2 dogs.
Meet “Howie”, Mae’s younger, bigger cousin. He will be one year old May 2018 and is one big handful!