Dr. Schofield specializes in surgical oncology and reconstructive soft tissue surgery with a special interest in urinary, adrenal, thoracic and respiratory surgery.
She has published in peer-reviewed journals on veterinary surgery. The most well known publication is on a new surgical technique for Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs. In addition, Dr. Schofield has completed the Penn Hip and TPLO certification. She is proficient in diagnosing lameness and performing ACL surgery.
Through cooperative, communicative, interactive and integrated healthcare team approach, the overall patient success is increased. The integrated healthcare team approach includes your primary veterinarian, the surgeon, medical oncologist and potentially other specialist strategically assessing the optimal treatment plan before initiating treatment to maximize the effectiveness.
Planning and consultation should include a thorough discussion regarding preoperative diagnostic tests, stage of cancer, palliative options, surgical options, adjuvant treatments likely to be needed, costs, postoperative care, and expected function, cosmesis and prognosis including risks of complications
Specializing in the following practices:
- Laryngeal Paralysis
- Surgical Oncology
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Neurologic Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Scopes
- Laser Therapy
Education and Training
- Veterinary School: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
- Rotating Internship: California Animal Hospital , Los Angeles, California
- Residency: Veterinary Referral Center, Malvern, Pennsylvania
- Board Certification: Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons- Small Animal
Selected Professional Memberships and Organizations
About Dr. Schofield
Dr. Schofield is originally from Chester County, Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelors degree with a minor in genetics from North Carolina State University, thereafter she attended NCSU Veterinary School where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles California./p>
Dr. Schofield returned to the east coast to complete a 3 year residency program in Small Animal Surgery at the Veterinary Referral Center in Malvern Pennsylvania. She worked as a small animal surgeon at a referral practice in Maryland and is a board certified by the College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dina is dedicated to offering her surgical skills and medical knowledge for your referral patients and clients. While research focus during her residency was on laryngeal paralysis and airway surgery she also has diversified her research experience in orthopedics with total hip replacements.
Her special interests include surgical diseases of the respiratory system (laryngeal paralysis, brachycephalic airway syndrome, lung lobectomy) surgical oncology, (reconstructive surgery, skin flaps, mandibulectomies, maxillectomies), urinary surgery (congenital anomalies, ectopic ureters, incontinence, USMI, recurrent UTIs, tumor reconstruction), neurologic and orthopedic surgery.
She has completed the Penn Hip and TPLO certification. She is proficient in diagnosing lameness and performing ACL surgery. Dr. Schofield’s most recent research publication is on a new surgical technique for Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs