Posted March 31, 2021

March is Women's History Month, and our College's history would be incomplete without Dr. Gretchen Flo. Dr. Flo was one of the first women in veterinary orthopedic surgery. She was—and still is—considered one of the most outstanding surgeons in the profession. She even developed her own surgical procedures but refused to attach her name to them or patent them to collect a profit. (Many in veterinary medicine have termed these as "Flo" procedures.) Additionally, she co-authored "Brinker, Piermattei, and Flo's Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics and Fracture Repair," a classic in veterinary medical education. Dr. Flo has mentored hundreds (thousands) of students and professionals throughout her more than 50 years of active research, teaching, and clinical service. Thank you, Dr. Flo, for being an important player in Women's History!

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Dr. Gretchen Flo early in her career.
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Caricature of Dr. Gretchen Flo.
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Dr. Wade O'Brinker. Dr. Loïc Déjardin, and Dr. Gretchen Flo.