American and European Specialist in Equine Surgery & Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
Dr. Cruz is a native of Spain having spent most of his career in North America. He has spent 20 years in academic practice in different capacities, having been tenured faculty at the University of Guelph for several years. He has also worked at the Universities of Saskatchewan, Minnesota and Prince Edward Island. He also spent 7 years in private practice establishing a referral surgical and sports medicine service in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, Canada) which became the first location to offer standing MRI in the pacific NorthWest. Coming back to Europe, Dr. Cruz worked at the University of Bern, Institut suisse de médecine équine ISME, as an equine surgeon and researcher. Dr. Cruz holds several post-graduate degrees as well as being boarded by the European and American Colleges of Veterinary Surgery and by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. In the past he has supervised many graduate students, residents and interns and published numerous articles in prestigious journals. His main clinical focus is equine orthopedics and he is actively involved in research in the area of gait analysis. Since the middle of 2017, Dr. Cruz has taken on the position of head of the hospital Hospital Clinico Veterinario, Dpto. de Medicina y Cirugía Animal of the Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad CEU-CH.