Mischa McDonald-Lynch



  • BA – Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • DVM – Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2009

Postgraduate Training:

  • Internship – Red Bank Veterinary Hospital 2009-2010
  • Orthopedic Research Fellowship – PennHIP, University of Pennsylvania 2010-2011
  • Surgery Internship – Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center 2011-2012
  • Residency – North Carolina State University 2012-2015

Board Certifications:

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery, 2016


  • North Carolina State University, adjunct faculty
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology
  • PennHIP Certified
  • Research Committee, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas

Dr. Mischa McDonald-Lynch is a surgery specialist whose interests include advanced wound management, reconstructive surgery, orthopedics and minimally invasive surgery.  She has done research into the pathophysiology of hip dysplasia, has co-authored book chapters and taught seminars on this topic. Other research includes infection of external skeletal fixators, which are used for fracture repair and other limb immobilization.  This work hopes to aid in decreasing infection in surgical implants.

Dr. McDonald-Lynch grew up in the mid-west and both Pit Bulls and Great Danes have a special place in her heart!  In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercising and long walks with her husband and 4 big dogs.