“I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better.”—George Bird Evans
Dr. Maxwell Bush was born and raised in Washington, DC. He attended Connecticut College, majoring in Biological Sciences. After graduation he completed a 1-year post-baccalaureate fellowship at the National Cancer Institute at NIH. He then started veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with the American College of Veterinary Radiology award. After receiving his VMD in 2011, he completed a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, and a surgical internship at Blue Pearl in Kansas City. He continued his training with a 3-year surgical residency at Veterinary Specialists of Rochester. Maxwell joined UVS in August of 2016 and obtained board certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2017.
During his residency, Maxwell developed interests in wound healing, reconstructive surgery, and was among the first veterinarians to start using bioabsorbable orthopedic implants. His research focused on factors affecting survival with septic peritonitis, and he also published a novel method of Achilles tendon reconstruction. His clinical interests have also grown to include minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.
He shares his home with his wife and their 2 dogs “Banjo” and “Ripley”, both pit bull mixes. Maxwell enjoys hiking, backpacking, playing guitar and cooking.