Charles E. DeCamp
DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Dr. DeCamp, a native of Flint, is a former professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Michigan State University and has joined Animal Surgical Center of Michigan. Early in Dr. DeCamp’s post-secondary education, he studied English literature and received his first degree therein. During this time of study, he also completed pre-veterinary courses and subsequently earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at Michigan State University.
Following that, he completed an internship, during which he became passionate for veterinary surgery. During his residency he trained under the tutelage of Drs. Flo and Braden. Although during this time Dr. Brinker, another grandfather of veterinary orthopedic surgery, was for the most part retired, Dr. DeCamp’s surgical training was also influenced significantly by him. After completing his residency, Dr. DeCamp was board-certified in veterinary surgeon by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and has been employed by Michigan State University as professor for 29 years. Dr. DeCamp has authored oodles of peer-reviewed research publications, book chapters and is the editor and author of one of the main orthopedic textbooks used by students, interns, residents and orthopedic surgeons: “Orthopedic Handbook for Small Animal Surgery”. At Animal Surgical Center of Michigan, Dr. DeCamp’s expertise in joint surgery, fracture repair, angular limb deformity correction, arthroscopy, and total hip replacement are commonly used. Dr. DeCamp is married to Heidi DeCamp and they are proud of their newest addition to the family, a grand daughter. They have a small farm including horses, cows, chickens, dogs and cats.