Dr. Nathaniel K. Lam, DVM, Staff Veterinarian
Bachelor of Science in Cognitive & Computer Science, University of California
Dr. Nathaniel Lam is a California native but is passionate about Hawaii and the "ohana" of its community. As a child he grew up spending summers with relatives in Honolulu and is excited to return. He received a BS in Cognitive and Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles in 2004 and began heading east. He attended Michigan State University and graduated with a DVM in 2009 as the president of his class and was the recipient of awards in surgery, radiology, and leadership. He continued his education in a 1-year internship at University of Pennsylvania and further specialized training during a 3-year residency in small animal surgery from The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He is delighted to be settling back west to Oahu now that his journey is complete.
Dr. Lam is passionate about working together with primary veterinarians to treating patients with the highest level of compassion and care. Dr. Lam is experienced in performing advanced orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic, gastrointestinal, urologic, cardiothoracic, and reconstructive surgeries in dogs, cats, and exotic animals. His professional interests include minimally-invasive surgery (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, arthroscopy), interventional radiology (tracheal, ureteral, urethral, esophageal stenting), knee surgery (TPLO, TTA, LFS), emergency surgery, fracture repair, and wound care (VAC). Dr. Lam is certified to administer veterinary stem cell therapy (Vet-Stem) and is a member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, the Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons, and the Veterinary Society for Surgical Oncology. He has published on interventional radiology techniques, negative-pressure wound therapy, and emergency surgical techniques. He is excited to be living in Oahu where he is an avid outdoor explorer, photographer, triathlete, and best friend to his dog Cali.
PUBLICATIONS & ABSTRACTS:
- Lam, NK. “Tracheostomy,” in Small Animal Surgical Emergencies. Aronson, L, Ed. Hoboken, NJ. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Lam NK, Weisse C, Berent AC, Murphy S, Kaae J, Radlinsky M, Dunn M, Richter K. Preliminary evaluation of esophageal stenting for refractory benign strictures in dogs: 9 cases. The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY.
- Lam NK, Berent AC, Weisse C, Bryan C, Mackin A, Bagley D. Endoscopic ureteral stent placement for congenital bilateral ureteral stenosis in a dog. The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY. JAVMA, 2012, 240:983-90.
- Berent A, Weisse C, Zaid M, Lam N, Mackin A, Bryan C, Bagley D. Endoscopic fixation of ureteral strictures in dogs an cats. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. – Abstract presented at Veterinary Endoscopy Society March 2010.
- Demaria MJ, Stanley BJ, Lam NK, Moore TW. Negative pressure wound therapy on healing wounds with exposed bone in dogs. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. – Vet Surg, 2011 40:658-69.
- Beal MW, Mehler SJ, Staiger BA, Moore TW, Lam NK, Brown AJ. Technique for percutaneous radiologic gastrojejunostomy in the dog. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
- Beal MW, Mehler SJ, Staiger BA, Moore TW, Lam NK, Brown AJ. Technique for fluoroscopic nasojejunal tube placement in dogs. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
06/2013 Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery – Resident Presenter Award (First Place)
05/2009 American Veterinary Medical Association – Outstanding Senior Student Award
05/2009 Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine – Student Leadership Award
05/2009 Wade O. Brinker – Orthopedic Surgery Award
05/2009 American College of Veterinary Radiologists – Outstanding Senior Student Award
11/2008 Veterinary Specialists in Private Practice – Vincent Pedroia Future Specialist Award
01/2008 Charlotte and Erwin Gorning – Endowed Scholarship Award for Outstanding Clinical Student
09/2006 Florence B. Burke – Endowed Scholarship Award for Academic and Leadership Excellence