Ronald Olsen, DVM, MS, DACVS (SA)

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Dr. Ronald Olsen

Board-Certified Surgeon

Dr. Ronald Olsen is a board-certified surgeon in Nevada. From his home base in Las Vegas, he is available to provide mobile veterinary surgery services to general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area.


Dr. Olsen grew up in Henderson, Nevada. He studied biophysics at Brigham Young University and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Oregon State University in 2018. From there, he took his family across the country where he completed a small animal rotating internship at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia followed by a surgical internship at the Central Texas Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital in Austin, Texas. He returned to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine for the first two years of his small animal surgical residency and concurrent Master of Science degree before making the trip back to Texas for his final year of residency at the Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine. With his wife and two sons, Dr. Olsen is excited to be back in Clark County, offering his diverse training in orthopedic, oncologic, soft tissue, and neurologic surgery to serve the pets and people of Southern Nevada.

Dr. Olsen achieved board certification through the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2024.


  • 2023
    Joined MOVES
  • 2023
    Completed residency program at Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • 2023
    Completed Masters degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Virginia-Maryland School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2020-22
    Small Animal Surgical Resident at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine; Concurrent enrollment in Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences Master’s program
  • 2019
    Completed Small Animal rotating internship at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2018
    Earned DVM degree from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Kimbrell TL, Milovancev M, Olsen R, Löhr CV.
Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of laparoscopic 3 mm and 5 mm cup biopsies to wedge biopsies of canine livers.
J Vet Intern Med. 2018 Mar;32(2):701-706.

Olsen RS, Lanz OI.
Revision of a canine Zürich cementless total hip replacement using a ‘Cupless’ system.
Vet Rec Case Rep. 2020 Jun;8(2):e001035.

Olsen RS, Sawyere DM, Davis JL, Lanz OI, Werre SR.
Bead size has a greater effect on in vitro elution from antibiotic-impregnated calcium sulfate beads than drug concentration.
Am J Vet Res 2023 Mar.

Olsen DE, Olsen RS.
Flail Chest.
In: Monnet E (ed.) Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, new edition (2nd). Publication pending.

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    What is a board-certified veterinary surgeon?

    Like most health care fields, the veterinary profession has become multi-tiered. Veterinarians may now specialize in various disciplines (including surgery), as recognized by the AVMA’s American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS). The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) is the AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization™ for certification of veterinarians in large animal surgery and small animal surgery.

    If your animal develops a problem or injury requiring advanced care and procedures, your primary veterinarian or emergency room veterinarian may refer you to a veterinary surgeon.

    A veterinary surgeon has undergone additional training after veterinary school in order to become a specialist. This training consists of a minimum of a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).

    During the residency there are specific training and caseload requirements that must be met. In addition to these requirements, applicants must perform research that is published in a scientific journal and then pass a rigorous examination.

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