Russ Gurevitch, D.V.M., National Board Member

a smiling man sits next to a black lab service dog on a benchRuss Gurevitch is a veterinary surgeon and the owner and chief of staff of Veterinary Referral Surgical Service in Petaluma, California. He has been a Canine Companions donor and providing surgical care for Canine Companions dogs since 1978.

Russ is the past president and current secretary of the international organization AVORE (Association for Veterinary Orthopedic Research and Education), a published author in veterinary journals and a lecturer in national and international surgical courses. Asked to join the national board in 1991, Russ brings a wealth of veterinarian input and knowledge to the organization.

Russ formerly served as chairman and is now a member of Canine Companions’ research committee, helping choose research projects and advance our services as the premier assistance dog organization.