Daniel Spector,

Role: Senior Veterinarian
Specialist in Surgery
Service Head of Surgical Service 2
Surgery Residency Program Director
Director, Zoological Relations
Department: Surgery
Dr. Daniel Spector of the Animal Medical Center in New York City

Dr. Spector is a Senior Veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center. 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 AMC as a Senior Veterinarian in 2015. His professional focus includes soft tissue and orthopedic surgery with a focus on minimally invasive and reconstructive surgery. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, hiking, and running.

Board Certifications:


  • BS—Bates College, 2002
  • DVM—Tufts University of School of Veterinary Medicine, 2006
  • Internship—Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2006-2007
  • Surgical Residency—The Animal Medical Center, 2007-2010


Kirsch MS, Spector D, Kalafut SR, Moore GE, McDougall R. Comparison of carbon dioxide laser versus bipolar vessel device for staphylectomy for the treatment of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome: Canadian Veterinary Journal 60: 2019.

Cray MT, Spector DI, West CL. Acute Masticatory Muscle Compartmental Syndrome in a Dog: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 253: 606-610, 2018.

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: 36: 752-759, 2007.