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About Dr. Mayo, DABVP & Nicole La Forest, LVT





              
Dr. Robert "Jeff" Mayo was born in Virginia, and moved to Idaho in 1978. He attended college in Boise, and moved to North Carolina briefly, then returned to the northwest (Oregon) to attend veterinary school. Since graduation, he has made Lynnwood, Washington his home.

Dr. Mayo graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 with honors. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Mayo was a respiratory therapist at Duke University Medical Center, and received his training in that field from Boise State University, graduating with a degree in 1986. He practiced many different facets of respiratory therapy until 1990, at which he entered veterinary school full time. Dr. Mayo holds 5 college degrees from three major universities.Dr Mayo has published over 18 titles in allied health science education.
 
Dr. Mayo purchased his first veterinary practice in 1995 in Lynnwood, Washington, and his second practice in 2000, also in Lynnwood. Dr. Mayo devoted much of his practice time to learning new procedures in rigid endoscopy, orthopedics, and radiosurgery. He began his mobile surgical practice, Mayo Veterinary Services, in early 2006. In 2007, Dr. Mayo began teaching orthopedic courses throughout the United States and abroad in small animals.
 
He passed the certification program administered by the Veterinary Laser Surgical Society in February 2005. This program certifies competency amongst veterinarians for proper use and understanding of lasers in small animal surgical applications.
 
In November of 2007, Dr. Mayo earned his Diplomate status in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, with certification in Canine and Feline Practice. For more information, go to their website, www.abvp.com.  
 
In January 2008, a computer program was released in several countries by a company called Odyssey Veterinary Software. Dr. Mayo was one of several contributors to this program that has sold many copies.
 
In July 2008, Dr. Mayo traveled to Tokyo, Japan to lecture to the local veterinarians on the use of radiowave radiosurgery and its applications to orthopedic and endoscopic surgery.
 
In November 2008, he was invited to Germany to speak at an orthopedic surgery meeting.
 
April of 2009, Dr. Mayo lectured in Italy. In June of 2009, he lectured in Bulgaria.  In Sept of 2009, Dr. Mayo again lectured in Italy, and again Dec 2009.  In July of 2009, Dr. Mayo became a Fellow of the North American Academy of Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery.

July 2010, Dr. Mayo taught several orthopedic courses in Australia, and returned again in February 2011.  In 2012, he continued to teach orthopedic surgery classes and soft tissue surgical courses throughout the US, as well as clinical studies on new products to help dogs and cats with osteoarthritis such as neutriceuticals and stem cell therapy.

In 2013, Dr. Mayo began studying stem cell therapy as an alternative means of treating osteoarthritis in small animals. So far the success has been fantastic. Recently, he joined the company Ingeneron, Inc. (www.ingeneron.com), as their Veterinary Medical Director. For more information, check our page titled Stem Cells/Regenerative Medicine.
October of 2013, Dr. Mayo lectured in South Korea to the veterinary medical association  He also spent 4 days teaching privately to several large veterinary clinics in the local areas.
 
In January of 2014, Dr. Mayo traveled to Florida to speak at the annual NAVC Conference on Radiosurgery. In February, he made his third trip to Australia to teach updated methodology on Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), and lateral suture for dogs. He traveled back to Australia in July to teach Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO). Dr. Mayo has also taught Ireland, North Carolina, Ohio, and China to lecture to veterinarians on a variety of topics relating to orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.

For 2015, Dr Mayo continues to teach part time at various conventions and clinics.  In September he will be teaching at the Southwest Veterinary Symposium. In October, he will be in Australia for 2 weeks teaching orthopedic surgery.  You can also find him at the Emerald City Emergency Clinic once a week taking appointments for surgical consultations.

In 2016, Dr Mayo will be teaching in Florida and Las Vegas at two of the biggest conventions in the US.  Look for more engagements as they are planned.  We are planning an entire new series of lectures to cover; anesthetic safety, new surgical procedures, new pain control procedures, and alternative medicine theories.

             
Nicole La Forest, LVT, WSAVT President- Elect


I am the Practice Manager and Licensed Veterinary Technician for Mayo Veterinary Services; a large mobile surgery practice in the Puget Sound Area. Before joining my practice at the end of 2015, I spent several years working in emergency veterinary medicine as a lead technician for my hospitals’ night shift.

 

I graduated with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster College. I was deemed to be the one of the “Graduates of the Year” where I was hand selected out of several hundred graduates by the program director.

 

At the beginning of 2016, I discovered a new-found love for veterinary medicine: I began educating technicians around the U.S. on anesthesia, analgesia, orthopedics, rehabilitation and regenerative medicine. I have authored several papers for our peers and am an advisor for a handful of companies on how to market their products/services to hospitals and consumers.

 

In May of 2016, I worked alongside the British Veterinary Medical Association (BVMA) to produce a documentary on stem cell therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs.

 

In June, I was approached to test a new liquid joint supplement, and in exchange for my testimony; took part in a national commercial.

 

In August of this past year, I graciously accepted the honor of filming several infomercials at CVC Kansas City by Kong Veterinary Products. I discussed the use of thermoplastic splints and orthotic braces for cruciate and Achilles injuries and promoted how our field is ever-changing.

 

For the month of February of this year, I was flown out to Australia for a month-long workshop where I helped train over 40 veterinarians and a dozen veterinary nurses on several orthopedic surgeries. 

 

In addition to the above humbled accomplishments; I have lectured, moderated and exhibited at over 20 different veterinary conferences in the past 2 years. I am currently working with three companies to produce valid studies on the benefits of regenerative medicine for osteoarthritis in substitution of drug therapy and surgical intervention.

 

In April of 2017, Nicole was nominated to be the President of the Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians by her peers. She is paving the way for her peers along with the 49 other representatives in the U.S.


Nicole is also a clinical supervisor for veterinary technician student through Penn Foster College and teaches current students how to advance their skills and survive daily tasks at any veterinary hospital!