Dr. Christopher Potanas is originally from New York City. He earned his DVM degree from Kansas State University in 2010. Upon completing a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and a surgical internship at Ohio Veterinary Surgery & Neurology at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, OH, he completed his training with a surgical residency at Newtown Veterinary Specialists in CT in 2015. Dr. Potanas became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2017.
Dr. Potanas has numerous interests in veterinary surgery, particularly in advanced orthopedics (cruciate repair, patella luxation, complex fractures, angular limb deformity, and joint stabilization), surgical oncology, pain management, and critical care management of postoperative patients. He also enjoys lecturing to the public and colleagues on the most current veterinary surgical topics.
Personally, he enjoys spending his free time with his beautiful wife and son and their two cats, Cabernet and T-Bone. He also enjoys watching movies and sporting events, going to concerts, playing golf, and weight lifting.