Kurt Michelotti, DVM

Kurt Michelotti DVM mobile veterinary surgery in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Dr. Kurt Michelotti

Limited to the Practice of Surgery

Dr. Kurt Michelotti is a residency-trained veterinarian in Central Pennsylvania. He is based in Mechanicsburg and is available to provide mobile veterinary surgery services to general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout the greater Harrisburg metro area with additional limited availability in and around State College, PA.

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    Dr. Michelotti was born and raised in State College, Pennsylvania. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Penn State University and remains an avid Nittany Lions football fan. He completed veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles, California, graduating with honors. He returned to the east coast to complete a small animal rotating internship at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center and remained in Pittsburgh for another four years, where he completed a surgical internship followed by a surgical residency in small animal surgery. Dr. Michelotti is trained in soft tissue, orthopedic, neurologic, and minimally invasive surgery. He truly enjoys the diversity that small animal surgery has to offer. He lives in Mechanicsburg with his wife, son, and their two dogs- a Pomeranian and a Husky Mix. He is excited to be able to serve pets throughout all of central Pennsylvania as a MOVES surgeon.

    Dr. Michelotti joined MOVES in July of 2020.


    • 2020
      Joined MOVES
    • 2020
      Completed residency program at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
    • 2016
      Completed internship at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
    • 2015
      Earned DVM degree from Western University of Health Sciences
    • 2011
      Graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Animal Sciences

    Michelotti KP, Youk A, Payne JT, Anderson J.
    Outcomes of dogs with recurrent idiopathic pericardial effusion treated with a 3-port right-sided thoracoscopic subtotal pericardiectomy.
    Vet Surg. 2019 Aug;48(6):1032-1041. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13223. Epub 2019 May 1. PMID: 31042303.

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      What does Limited to the Practice of Surgery mean?

      A veterinarian who has completed residency training, but is not board certified may indicate that his or her practice is “Limited to the Practice of Surgery,” and no connection to the ACVS is implied or intended.

      A “Practice Limited” veterinarian has undergone extensive additional training after veterinary school, consisting of a minimum of a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency program. During the residency there are specific training and caseload requirements that must be met and anyone who wishes to pursue board certification after residency must also perform research that is published in a scientific journal.

      Veterinarians who perform surgery under the “Practice Limited” designation may or may not choose to complete the board certification process. Any “Practice Limited” veterinarians employed by MOVES have a demonstrated track record of successful outcomes and the unreserved recommendation of their peers and mentors.

      No connection to the ACVS is implied. Learn more at acvs.org.