Mauricio Dujowich, DVM, DACVS (surgery)


As a board certified surgeon Dr. Dujowich has broad interests in soft tissue surgery, oncologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, as well as neurosurgery.  His enthusiasm for surgery and education resulted in Dr. Dujowich becoming a faculty member at the University of Florida after five years of private practice surgery in San Diego, California.  Dr. Dujowich underwent 5 years of advanced training prior to becoming board-certified in surgery.  He has had a multitude of invited speaking engagements nationally and internationally involving surgery, education, and his research.  Much of Dr. Dujowich’s research is published in peer-reviewed journals as well as human medical journals. 

After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego he went to the University of California, Davis for veterinary school.  Toward the end of veterinary school he co-founded VetPrep with some of his classmates.  After two years of development, VetPrep, an internet-based review platform for veterinary students taking the NAVLE (licensing examination), immediately became the gold-standard.  To date they have helped approximately 50,000 students become veterinarians.  Stemming from a continued desire to improve the veterinary profession Dr. Dujowich and his team have also developed VetTechPrep, collaboration tools for veterinarians, and most recently, The Idea, an innovation competition geared toward inspiring veterinary students to innovate. 

Devoted to the community, Dr. Dujowich also spent several years as a board member of the Escondido Humane Society (now part of the San Diego Humane Society) while practicing in San Diego.  He regularly volunteered and continues to volunteer his surgical skill set with wildlife institutions such as the Jacksonville Zoo, White Oak Conservation Center, and the San Diego Safari Park, and has operated in many species including anteaters, tigers, cheetahs, and dolphins. 

If he happens to stumble upon some free time it has to be something active such as running, biking, scuba diving, surfing, or skiing.  If he can squeak out enough free time you might also catch him mountaineering.  The highest peak he has scaled is 20,305 feet in Nepal.  Dr. Dujowich is excited to set his roots here in Bend, Oregon and is looking forward to guiding you toward the best health care available.