JEFF D. BROURMANDVM, MS, DACVS, VETERINARY SURGEON & WESTVET CHIEF OF STAFF
Dr. Jeff Brourman is the owner and chief of staff for WestVet Animal Emergency and Specialty Center in Garden City, Idaho. In 2003, his efforts, combined with the vision of local veterinary practitioners affiliated with the Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Idaho(AERCI), brought the first full-time small animal veterinary specialists to the state of Idaho which began as Idaho Veterinary Specialists.
On July 1, 2005, Idaho Veterinary Specialists acquired AERCI to become WestVet 24/7 Animal Emergency and Specialty Center.
Dr. Brourman wanted to become a veterinarian at age twelve when he began volunteering at a local animal hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked in veterinary medicine while he attended Ohio State University for undergraduate and veterinary school training. During this time, he joined a veterinary specialty hospital in Columbus, Ohio as an assistant and began research with The Ohio State University Division of Cardiothoracic and Heart Transplant Surgery. While in veterinary training, Dr. Brourman performed externships at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
During veterinary school, Dr. Brourman received the Ohio State University Excellence in Small Animal Surgery Award in 1997. Upon graduation, he pursued a small animal internship at Michigan State University where he earned the Intern of the Year Award in 1998. He then returned to Ohio State for an intensive three-year surgical residency where he earned the Ohio State University Hospital Service Award and the Graduate Resident Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. During residency training, Dr. Brourman also earned a Master’s of Science degree.
In 2003 upon completing residency, Dr. Brourman worked at one of the largest private veterinary referral hospitals in the country and passed his surgery board examination to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. During his residency and two years in private practice, he performed extensive research and gained clinical experience in the fields of cardiothoracic surgery, joint replacement and other types of soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.
He was one of only a few people in the country to perform open-heart surgery on animals using cardiopulmonary bypass. In addition, he has performed feline kidney transplants and was the first person to perform an ilial-ureteral substitution procedure clinically in a cat.
He has extensive experience in joint reconstruction and replacement, performed hundreds of total hip replacements, and is part of a WestVet team who performed the first hip resurfacing procedure in a dog. His ongoing research interests include a comparison study between the TPLO and TTA knee surgery for dogs and ongoing development and refinement of the hip resurfacing procedure.
Dr. Brourman serves as a consultant for Securos Orthopedic International. In this role, he is involved in the design and development of various orthopedic implants, instruments, and procedures. He has extensive experience with spinal, orthopedic, oncologic, and soft tissue surgery and has published as a principal and coauthor in several veterinary journals and one human medical journal.
He wrote a blog to assist owners with a dog that has sustained a knee injury. “What is the best veterinary surgery for my dog’s ACL injury?“ outlining best practices for a dog cruciate ligament injury, general benefits of a TPLO, and other concerns owners may have.
Dr. Brourman has a passion for teaching. He has been a locum faculty surgery instructor for the University of California Davis and provides lecture and laboratory instruction to veterinarians on a local, national, and international level. He was awarded Idaho’s Top 40 under 40 Award from the Idaho Business Review for the accomplishments of WestVet. He and his wife Brooke and their three children love living in Boise where they enjoy fly-fishing, bike riding, and camping.
Dr. Brourman has been published numerous times in professional veterinary journals. Below are links to a few of his published articles:
Matthew D. Barnhart, Cristobal F. Rides, Shawn C. Kennedy, Sean W. Aiken, Charles M. Walls, Christopher L. Horstman, David Mason, Jonathon C. Chandler, Jeff D. Brourman, Sean Murphy, Frederick Pike, Steven J. Naber. Fracture Repair Using a Polyaxial Locking Plate System (PAX). Veterinary Surgery, 42: 60-66, 2013.
Monibi FA, Murphy SM, Chandler JC, Brourman JD. Fractures of the Radius and Ulna in the Dog: 73 Cases (2003-2010). 2011 American College of Veterinary Surgeons Veterinary Symposium, November 2011.
Brourman, JD Ilieal-ureteral substitution: Successful replacement of an obstructed ureter in the cat. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. May 2011.
Brourman JD, Schertel ER, Holt DW, Olshove VA. Cardiopulmonary bypass in the cat. American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, San Fransisco, CA, 2000.
Kergosien DH, Barnhart MD, Kees CE, Danielson BG, Brourman JD, DeHoff WD, Schertel ER. Radiographic and clinical changes of the tibial tuberosity after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy. Veterinary Surgery, 33(5); 468-74, 2004.
Gendler, Andrew, Jeff D. Brourman, and Kathleen E. Graf. Canine dystocia: medical and surgical management. Compendium (2007): 551.
Bebchuck TN, Walshaw R, Degner DA, Brourman JD, Arnoczky SP. The vascularized medial tibial cortical free bone graft in the dog. Veterinary Surgery 2000.
Brourman JD, Schertel ER, Allen DA, Birchard SJ and DeHoff WD. Factors influencing the perioperative mortality of gastric dilatation-volvulus in the dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 208 (11): 1855-1858, 1996.
Brourman JD and Shertel ER. Diagnosis and Surgical Repair of Select Congenital Heart Defects. In: Shertel ER (ed): Cardiopulmonary Medicine and Surgery. Pharm Press Company, LTD., Tokyo, 1996.