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Spector, Daniel, DVM, DACVS

Staff Doctor

Dr. Spector is a Staff Surgeon at AMC. He graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, followed by a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston in 2007. He completed his surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center in 2010. After completion of his residency, Dr. Spector was a staff surgeon in the Chicago area for three years before becoming staff surgeon and medical director at a referral hospital in New York. He returned to the AMC as a staff surgeon in 2015. His professional focus includes soft tissue and orthopedic surgery including minimally invasive and reconstructive surgery.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2011


  • BS in Biology - Bates College, Lewiston, ME, 2002
  • DVM - Tufts University, Grafton, MA, 2006
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery - Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2007
  • Residency in Surgery - The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY, 2010

Recent Publications

  • Spector DI, Fischetti AJ, Kovak-McClaran JR: Computed Tomographic Characteristics of Intrapelvic Masses in Dogs: Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound 52: 71-74, 2011.
  • Amato NS, Richards A, Knight TA, Spector D, Boudrieau RJ, Belkoff S:  Ex Vivo Biomechanical Comparison of the 2.4 mm UniLOCK® Reconstruction Plate Using 2.4 mm Locking Versus Standard Screws for Fixation of Acetabular Osteotomy in Dogs: Veterinary Surgery 37:741-748, 2008.
  • Spector DI, Keating JH, Boudrieau RJ: Immediate Mandibular Reconstruction of a 5 cm Defect Using rhBMP-2 After Partial Mandibulectomy in a Dog: Veterinary Surgery 36: 752-759, 2007.

Research Interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Preoperative pain management