Steven D. Garnett, DVM, DACVS-SA


Dr. Garnett grew up in northeast Ohio and attended The Ohio State University for his undergraduate degree. He then attended veterinary school at Ross University. After obtaining his veterinary degree, he completed a rotating internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in NYC and a surgical residency at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio. He then moved to the Washington DC area and worked as the primary surgeon at Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral. In 2019 he made the move to Charleston and joined the team at CVRC.

Dr. Garnett enjoys all aspects of surgery, and he has a particular interest in arthroscopy, treating cranial cruciate ligament disease/injury and surgical oncology. He is member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery, Veterinary Orthopedic Society and Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Garnett resides in the Charleston area with his wife, children and pets. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, any outdoor activity and watching college football - Go Buckeyes!

Education / Experience: 

2019-PresentStaff Surgeon - Charleston Veterinary Referral Center
2013-2019Staff Surgeon - Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency, Bowie, MD
2010-2013Residency - Small Animal Surgery - Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, Copley, OH
2009-2010Internship - Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, New York, NY
Feb-May 2009Associate Veterinarian - North Ridgeville Animal Hospital, North Ridgefield, OH
Feb-May 2009Volunteer Shelter Veterinarian - Lorain County Animal Protective League, Elyria, OH
2005-2009Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine St. Kitts, West Indies


Garnett SD, Daye RM.  Short Term Complications Associated with Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy in Dogs Using 2.0 and 2.7mm Plates.  JAAHA 2014;50:396-404.

Garnett SD, Pacchiana P.  What’s Your Diagnosis – Body Wall Hernia Involving the Urinary Bladder.  JAVMA 2010;237:501-502.


Surgery of Skin and Subcutaneous Tumors in Dogs

            DCR Spring CE Event – April 2019

Semi-annual Lunch and Learns

            Varying topics, 2017-present

Lower Urinary Tract Surgical Conditions

            DCVR Spring CE Event – April 2017

DCVR Spring CE Event – April 2014           

Upper and Lower Airway Surgery

            DCVR Spring CE Event – April 2016

Surgery of the Pancreas

            DCVR Spring CE Event – April 2015

Lower Urinary Tract Surgical Conditions

            DCVR Spring CE Event – April 2014

CCL Injury in Dogs

            DCVR Fall CE Event – October 2013

Short Term Complications Associated with TPLO in Dogs using 2.0 and 2.7mm Plates.

            Resident Forum, ACVS Surgical Summit, San Antonio, TX – October 2013

Intern Lectures

            Upper Airway Surgery, annually at DCVR since 2013

            Hemoabdomen, annually at DCVR since 2013

            GDV, annually at DCVR since 2013

            ER Fracture Management, annually at DCVR since 2013

            Small Intestinal Surgery, annually at DCVR since 2013

            Surgery of the Lower Urinary Tract, annually at DCVR since 2013

Bandaging Labs 2010, 2011, 2012, MVH

            Trauma in the ER 2012, MVH

            Hypotension and Vassopressors 2011, MVH

Grand Rounds

            Limb Sparing Surgery for Osteosarcoma, 2010, FAVS

Arthritis:  Pathophysiology and Treatment 2011, MVH

            Research Presentation:  Complications associated with TPLO in Small and Medium Sized Dogs, 2012, MVH

Research Presentation:  Effects of Multiple Variables on Radiographic Healing of TPLO Osteotomies, 2013, MVH

Morbidity and Mortalities Rounds

            Annually, 2010-2013, MVH

Pathology Rounds

            Annually, 2010-2013, MVH

Continuing Education Technician Lectures

            Gastric Dilation and Volvulus 2010, FAVS