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Adam Nylund, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS-SA, is a Board-certified Veterinary Surgeon at WestVet Boise, where he has been a part of the team since 2018.   

Dr. Nylund attended the University of Montana in Missoula, MT where he earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Wildlife Biology. He then earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Fort Collins, CO. His proficiency in clinical research while a veterinary student was awarded by the Center of Companion Animal Studies. Following his graduation from veterinary school, he completed a prestigious yearlong internship in small animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, and a yearlong surgical internship at Mission Veterinary Specialists in San Antonio, TX. 

Dr. Nylund was excited to return to the Northwest to complete his three-year surgical residency with the Washington State University/ WestVet combined program.  He spent several months training with the WestVet team and was thrilled to become a full-time member upon completion of his residency.  He also earned a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Sciences from Washington State University in Pullman, WA during his residency program. 

Dr. Nylund is active in the advancement of the veterinary surgical field. He has been involved with several research projects and has presented his research at large national surgical conferences.  While Dr. Nylund is proficient with numerous advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures, his primary interests are complex fracture repair, canine joint surgery (TPLO, MPL, joint arthroscopy, etc.), and minimally invasive procedures (arthroscopy, thoracoscopy, and laparoscopy). In addition, he pursued advanced training in minimally invasive surgery and became certified through the Veterinary Assessment of Laparoscopic Skills (VALS) program.   

Dr. Nylund grew up along the Bob Marshal Wilderness in Montana. As such, he enjoys outdoor recreational activities shared with his wife and two dogs. He also enjoys restoring muscle cars and building custom hardwood furniture in his residential workshop. 


Biomechanical comparison of pin insertion angles for canine tibial tuberosity avulsion fracture fixation. Research in progress.  

Biomechanical comparison of 1 pin vs 2 pin fixation in a canine tibial tuberosity avulsion fracture model. Veterinary Surgery. 2023 

Thoracoscopicassisted lung lobectomy in cat cadavers using a resorbable selflocking ligation device. Veterinary Surgery. 2019  

Evaluation of a resorbable selflocking ligation device for performing peripheral lung biopsies in a caprine cadaveric model. Veterinary Surgery. 2019 

Use of a 5mm endoscopic stapling device for performing video-assisted thoracoscopic complete lung lobectomies in cat cadavers. 2019 

Effect of patellar luxation on the measurement of the tibial plateau angle in small breed dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2018 

Rates of intraoperative complications and conversion to laparotomy during laparoscopic ovariectomy performed by veterinary students: 161 cases (2010–2014). J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2017 

Intrapericardial cystic hematoma in a dog treated by thoracoscopic subtotal pericardiectomy.  J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2017 

Accuracy of a radiographic stitching technique to measure tibial plateau angle in large and giant breed dogs.  Vet Comp Orthop Traumato, 2014 

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