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Tyler J. Hawbecker, DVM

Specialty Intern in Veterinary Surgery

Tyler J. Hawbecker, DVM, is a Specialty Intern in Veterinary Surgery at WestVet Boise, where he has been a part of the team since 2023.

Dr. Tyler Hawbecker attended Iowa State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Dr. Hawbecker has a special interest in soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurosurgery, specifically minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopy, arthroscopy), soft tissue reconstruction, wound management, and fracture repairs. He also has an interest in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation. He enjoys being a part of a team that takes an evidence-based approach to solving complex problems with patients and seeing the joy on the clients’ and patients’ faces when they are reunited after a long procedure or hospital stay. This serves as a constant reminder of why he entered the veterinary profession.

Dr. Hawbecker has advanced the field of veterinary orthopedics through a notable publication on the biomechanics of tibial tuberosity osteotomy fixation which is vital for optimizing surgical outcomes in canines.

When away from the hospital, Dr. Tyler Hawbecker enjoys being outdoors, specifically hiking, fishing, and kayaking. He has loved archery since childhood and is interested in competition. He loves sports and his native Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls!

Bachelor of Science: Iowa State University

Rotating Internship: North Carolina State University

Internship: Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)