Dr. Reed grew up on a small farm in the northern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. He has always been interested in how the body can heal in response to injury or illness. This led him down the road to specialize in small animal surgery.
“What I appreciate most about surgery is the opportunity to directly interact with the anatomy and/or physiology of a patient to help the body heal – I find this to be a rewarding professional challenge.”
After traveling east and south for his internships and residency, Dr. Reed was happy to return to the Great Lakes Region to join WVRC in 2015.
Dr. Reed is familiar and comfortable with a wide variety of soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurologic surgeries. He has an interest in minimally invasive surgeries (arthroscopic, laparoscopic, and thoracoscopic) and looks forward to developing these cases in WVRC’s Racine/Kenosha location.
Since returning to the Midwest to join WVRC in 2015, Dr. Reed has taken up sailing with the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. During the winter, he has found a water-alternative sport in curling. He also became scuba certified in 2020.
Dr. Reed also enjoys traveling and attended a conference in Scotland and visited Spain with his partner. Working at the elephant sanctuary in Thailand, however, was one of his top trips.
He and his partner live in Milwaukee with their one cat and one dog.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal
American Veterinary Medical Association
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association
Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association
Dr. Reed’s professional interests include minimally invasive surgery as well as thoracic, abdominal, and skin/reconstructive surgery. He also enjoys orthopedic and neurologic surgeries.
Research & Publications:
Reed, TP, LA Thomas, FR Weeren, JD Ruth, BB Anders. A novel dextran polymer hydrogel local antimicrobial therapy in dogs: a pilot study. The Canadian Veterinary Journal. 2016;57(2):189-95.
Reed, TP, BA Brisson, LK Schutt. Cystic ectopic lingual thyroid tissue in a male cat. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2011;239(7):981-984.