Chief Medical Officer
Invaluable education and training.
“For me, veterinary medicine is not just a career—it’s a calling. That’s why I worked hard to obtain the best education possible. I am dedicated to bringing the highest- quality preventative medicine and surgical solutions to your pets, because they deserve nothing less.”
Credentials: OFA, Pennhip, CCRP, Sound Technologies Certification
DVM: University of California, Davis—Phi Zeta Honor Society
BS: Zoology, University of California, Davis—Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Certified: Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, PennHip: ICG Artificial Insemination, Tibial Plateau Osteotomy leveling (TPLO)
Continuing Education: Because keeping up-to-date on the latest veterinary medicine is an essential part of Dr. Magnussen’s care, he exceeds the required yearly amount of continuing education.
Strong commitment to the profession.
“To make the most of what I’ve learned over the years, I participate in a number of professional associations. These activities allow me to share valuable information with my colleagues, which ultimately helps all of us offer pets better care.”
Board of Directors: Veterinary Emergency Clinic, Inc. Modesto, CA
Member: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, Northern San Joaquin Veterinary Medical Association
Published: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Reaching beyond my practice.
“My participation in the local community is something I enjoy doing as often as I can. It’s important for me to reach beyond my practice and get involved locally – it gives me a sense of pride which I then bring back to the hospital and share with you.”
Special Interests: Arthroscopy, Bone Fracture repair, Rehabilitation, Laparoscopy, and Reproduction
Community Involvement: Participates in CVMA low-income spay/neuter project; provides medical services for local animal rescue groups; participates with local high-school programs whereby students interested in veterinary medicine spend time at hospital observing services.