Dr. Brinker is a second-generation veterinarian, son to Wade O. Brinker, a retired orthopedic surgeon at the Michigan State Veterinary School. Dr. Brinker always wanted to be a vet but he had several careers before attending vet school. Before becoming the Dr. B that we all know and love, he taught high school, served as a principal and taught at Michigan State University.
In vet school he had a special interest in surgery and graduated top in his class in orthopedic surgery. After graduation, he started practicing medicine in Rochester and then finished his advanced orthopedic courses in Devos, Switzerland, taught by his father and several other top surgeons in the world. He was offered an orthopedic residency at the same time he met the love of his life, Nancy. He opted to marry Nancy and start a practice of his own, a decision that he has never regretted.
Dr. Brinker opened Brinker Veterinary Hospital in 1985 with his wife, Nancy and his technician, Sue. He has taken pride in pursuing clinical and surgical excellence through continuing education and certification in special areas including fracture repair, ultrasonography and TPLOs. He is a member of SEMVMA and attends a minimum of 50 hours of contnuing education every year.
The clinic has continued to grow and has added two of the best and most skilled veterinarians in the state, each with their own expertise and interest areas, as well as a compassionate and highly trained support staff.
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