Dr. Kevin Benjamino is a board certified veterinary surgeon in Orange Park, FL at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists (AVS). Having worked at a local veterinary clinic while growing up in New Jersey, he knew that veterinary medicine was in his future at an early age. He first became interested in veterinary medicine at the age of 11 and began watching general surgeries under the guidance and direction of an amazing veterinarian, the late Dr. Eric Hudson. From there Kevin continued along in his desire to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and was further mentored by another talented veterinarian, Dr. Roberta Jehn.
Following high school, Dr. Benjamino was accepted into Purdue University, where he completed his undergraduate education with a Bachelors of Science (Biology) in 2000. During his undergraduate career, he was able to work for the veterinary surgery department at Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. This is where his interest in veterinary surgery began.
In the spring of 2000, Dr. Benjamino was accepted into The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with a DVM degree in 2004. While enrolled in veterinary school, he had the opportunity to work for many distinguished surgeons and considers many of them mentors to this day. From 2004-2005, Dr. Benjamino completed a 1 year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan Veterinary Specialists (Southfield, MI) and then spent 2005-2006 as a small animal surgery intern in Houston, TX at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is a world-renowned center for advanced surgical care with many distinguished surgeons and leaders in the field of veterinary surgery.
Starting in the fall of 2006, Dr. Benjamino was accepted as a small animal surgery resident at MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets in Worthington, OH. MedVet is the largest private practice specialty referral hospital in the United States and is one of the leaders in veterinary specialty care in the world. Upon residency completion in 2009, Dr. Benjamino accepted an associate surgeon position back in Houston, TX at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. While there, he was able to hone his surgical skills both in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. In the winter of 2012, Dr. Benjamino and his family accepted a position with Affiliated Veterinary Specialists at their Orange Park location. Dr. Benjamino’s primary interests are in minimally invasive surgery, including both arthroscopy and laparoscopy/thoracoscopy. Other interests lie in wound management, thoracic surgery and orthopedic surgery to include fracture repair (minimally invasive), stifle (knee) surgery, elbow surgeries, and joint replacements.
Dr. Benjamino and Affiliated Veterinary Specialists are beginning a new phase of total joint replacements, to include BioMedtrix cemented and cementless total hip replacements, as well as a micro total hip system for small dogs and cats. In addition to total hip replacements, total knee and total elbow replacements will be added to help our patients.
Dr. Benjamino is very involved with continuing education in the field of veterinary surgery and has lectured on the local level, national, and international levels. He currently gives lectures on both orthopedic (primarily minimally invasive techniques) and soft tissue procedures at various conferences and teaching labs. He is also on developmental committees for new products involving regenerative medicine. Currently Dr. Benjamino is on the continuing education committee for the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society (JVMS).
– 1996-2000: BS (Biology), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
– 2000-2004: DVM, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
– 2005: Internship, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield, MI
– 2006: Surgery Internship, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
– 2006-2009: Surgery Residency, MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for
Pets, Columbus, OH
– 2009-2012: Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
– 2012-Present: Staff Surgeon, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Orange
– 2012: Board Certification, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
- American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA)
- Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA)
- Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA)
- Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society (JVMS)
- AO member