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John Godbold


Dr. Goldbold graduated with honors from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978.  In 1980, he established Stonehaven Park Veterinary Hospital Laser Surgery Center in Jacson, Tennessee where he practices full time as a solo small animal practitioner.

Since 1999, Dr. Godbold has pursued a special interest in surgical lasers and the use of other laser modalities in small animal practice. He has extensive experience with surgical and therapeutic lasers, has developed new surgical and therapeutic techniques, and, assists equipment manufacturers with the development of new laser and laser associated technologies.

Dr. Godbold has published numerous papers, articles and chapters about the use of lasers in small animal practice. His publications have appeared in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Laserpoints, The Feline Patient, The Integrative Veterinary Care Journal and the Newsletter of the Veterinary Surgical Laser Society. He is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications.

Dr. Godbold published the internationally distributed Atlas of CO2 Laser Surgery Procedures in 2002, with a new edition each year since. In 2009 Dr. Godbold published the Atlas of Class IV Laser Therapy – Small Animal, also updated with a new edition each year.

In high demand as a continuing education speaker, Dr. Godbold has led over 400 laser workshops, wet-labs, and continuing education meetings throughout North America and Europe.

Dr. Godbold has presented at the North American Veterinary Conference, Western Veterinary Conference, the Annual Conference of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Wild West Veterinary Conference, the Southern European Veterinary Conference, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Conference and, at numerous regional and state conferences. He has taught laser technology courses at the Schools of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, Louisiana State, Purdue, Colorado State, Ohio State, Iowa State, Wisconsin, The University of Lyon in France, The University of Barcelona in Spain and Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in Oslo, Norway.