Dr. Fossum received her D.V.M. degree in 1982 from Washington State University, completed a surgical residency and Master of Science degree in 1986 from the Ohio State University and received a Ph.D. in Veterinary Immunology from Texas A&M University in 1992. She received Board Certification in Veterinary Surgery in 1987. For the past 25+ years, Dr. Fossum has written the textbook on Small Animal Surgery. Her book has been translated in numerous languages and is used by veterinarians all over the world.