Dena Lynn Lodato — Small Animal Surgeon

Madisonville, LA—Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Dena Lynn Lodato is acknowledged as a Most Trusted Pet Healthcare Provider for her contributions to Small Animal Surgery.

Dr. Lodato began her academic journey from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2003. She then attended Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. The doctor completed an internship at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and finished a residency at Mississippi State University in 2013. She also earned a Master of Science from Mississippi State University in 2013.

A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2015, Dr. Lodato is a small animal surgeon and owner of Resurge Veterinary Surgical Specialists and Rehabilitation that she opened 2021. Prior to this post, she served as an associate surgeon in Louisiana for several years was head of a surgical department in Mississippi, and worked at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital immediately after her residency.

Dedicated to providing the latest advancements in the field, Dr. Lodato is affiliated with the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association; the American College of Veterinary Surgeons; Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery; and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Lodato attributes her success to her drive, perfectionism, and commitment to continual improvement. She considers opening her own practice and attaining Diplomate status the highlights in her career and plans to continue expanding her business and hiring more specialists.

Aside from her professional pursuits, Dr. Lodato enjoys art, motorcycles, fitness, and spending time in nature.

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