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Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery, Mississippi State University

Dr. Michael Jaffe is a 1991 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation from vet school, he practiced as a primary care veterinarian for five years in St. Joseph, Missouri, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Jaffe then completed a one-year companion animal medicine and surgery internship and a three-year small animal surgery residency at LSU, where he also received his master’s degree.

Dr. Jaffe practiced for 17 years in specialty surgical practice in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Mesa, Arizona; and Glendale, Arizona. He entered academia as part of the founding faculty at Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine and remained on faculty for four years. During that time, he established the small animal surgical curriculum and developed the year-long student surgical lab as well as many other courses in the new college’s curriculum. Dr. Jaffe pioneered the small animal surgery department at the University’s Companion Animal Clinic, developing student rotations through small animal surgery and rehabilitation therapy. Dr. Jaffe is currently an Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery and Service Chief of Small Animal Surgery at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Jaffe’s research has included work in clinical stem cell therapy trials. In addition, he spent three years in collaboration with engineers at Arizona State University and surgeons at Mayo Clinic researching laser tissue welding, a sutureless method of bonding incised tissue. His current research involves laser tissue welding of bone, biomechanical studies of bone implants in canines and equines, and physical therapy/rehab of patients following orthopedic surgical procedures.

Dr. Jaffe became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2002, and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2017.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine


  • 2017 
    University of Tennessee, CCRP
  • 1999 
    Louisiana State University, MS
  • 1991 
    University of Missouri, DVM

Professional Memberships

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons