Shadi J. Ireifej, DVM, DACVS graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (2001, Magna cum laude). He then attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (2006, DVM).
Dr. Ireifej then completed an intensive one-year small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Angel Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts (2007) followed by two intensive one-year small animal surgical internships at Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in Plainview, New York (2009).
Following the internship programs, Shadi completed a rigorous three-year small animal surgery residency at LIVS (2012) to achieve his board certification in small animal surgery and become a Diplomat for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2015, DACVS). This was followed by a short-term position at the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center (LVVSC) in 2016.
Thereafter Dr. Ireifej has traversed the country performing various surgeries at specialty hospitals. Such locations include Arizona, Kentucky, and Utah. Following this, from August 2017 to October 2018, Dr. Ireifej accepted the role as Chief of Surgery at United Veterinary Specialty and Emergency. He successfully began the Surgery Department in the Silicon Valley, providing excellent care to the pets in the Bay area.
He has been published in scientific and medical journals and enjoys lecturing to a variety of audiences. He also attends surgical conferences to stay current on the latest research and techniques in veterinary medicine, while continuously improving his own skill set.
Shadi is honored and excited to now take on the role as Chief of Specialty with TrueCare! Dr. Ireifej will not only be spearheading the evolution of the Surgery Department, but he will also oversee and direct future specialty departments at TrueCare. With an amazing team of doctors, veterinary technicians, and support staff, our dedicated group will continue building on the already stellar reputation of TrueCare in the Los Angeles area by advancing specialty veterinary care!