Dr. Wayne R. Hause
Dr. Hause became board-certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 1980. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Zoology in 1971. He then attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with High Honors in 1975. He was given the Dr. L. E. Fisher Award for proficiency in small animal medicine. After veterinary school graduation, he performed a rotating internship at New York City’s Animal Medical Center, the largest small animal hospital in the world. After completion of the small animal internal medicine residency program, he joined the staff at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor. His responsibilities in this position were clinical and lecture teaching of junior and senior veterinary students. He lectured primarily in the area of clinical oncology and ran the clinical oncology service until 1981. In addition, he ran the neurology service when the neurologists were off clinical service. Dr. Hause and his family moved to St. Louis in 1981 and he began to develop his internal medicine referral service immediately. Dr. Hause and Dr. Ronald Kolata developed the St. Louis Veterinary Referral Clinic and leased space from the Animal Emergency Clinic until 1989. The Bridgeton location was built and the staff moved in January of 1989 and the name was changed to Associated Veterinary Specialists. Since becoming certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Hause has remained an active member of the college. In addition to attending the annual educational forum, he has been on the Qualifying Examination and Residency Training committees. Currently he is chairman of the Specialists in Private Practice committee. Although he is certified in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Hause maintains a special interest in clinical oncology and neurology. He is a member of the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Cancer Society.
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