Dr. David Brewer received board certification in neurosurgery from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2014. He has particular interest in integrative medical practices and became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2016 and completed additional training in veterinary botanical medicine in 2017. Dr. Brewer has a strong interest in using dietary and nutritional strategies (particularly a ketogenic diet) to combat seizure and degenerative CNS disorders.
Prior to joining Hope Veterinary Specialists in 2016, Dr. Brewer worked as an associate neurologist and neurosurgeon and residency advisor at Bush Veterinary Neurological Service in Leesburg, Virginia, from 2010 to 2016. From 2006 to 2007, he was an emergency/critical care clinician at the Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital in Leesburg.
Dr. Brewer graduated from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and completed his clinical training in small animal medicine and surgery, neurology, and neurosurgery at Cornell University. Prior to attending veterinary school, he obtained a BS in biology from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, in 1999.
When not working, Dr. Brewer stays busy at home with his wife, 3 sons, dog, cat, leopard gecko, 3 horses, and 9 chickens.
Dr. Brewer received the Companion Animal Faculty Clinical Proficiency Award in 2005 and the Overall Scientific and Presentation Excellence Award in ____ from Cornell University. He is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Information Network. He is past president of the NSCU-CVM Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is the co-founder of the NSCU-CVM Student Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics.
Dr. Brewer has also published numerous articles and abstracts and has authored several contributions to books on veterinary medicine. He is a frequent keynote speaker, lecturer, and presenter at seminars and symposiums relating to neurology.