Maxwell Bush

VMD, University of Pennsylvania

Maxwell Bush, VMD, DACVS-SA, Surgery

Dr. Maxwell Bush was born and raised in Washington, DC. He attended Connecticut College, majoring in Biological Sciences.  After graduation, he completed a 1-year post-baccalaureate fellowship at the National Cancer Institute at NIH. He attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he subsequently graduated with the American College of Veterinary Radiology award.  Dr. Bush received his VMD in 2011,  after that he completed a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and a surgical internship at Blue Pearl in Kansas City.  He continued his training with a 3-year surgical residency at Veterinary Specialists of Rochester, obtaining board certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2017. After residency, Dr. Bush joined a multi-specialty practice in upstate New York, serving as service chief for the past 3 years.

During his residency, Dr. Bush developed interests in wound healing, reconstructive surgery, and was among the first veterinarians to start using bioabsorbable orthopedic implants.  His research focused on factors affecting survival with septic peritonitis. Dr. Bush also published a novel method of Achilles tendon reconstruction.  His clinical interests have also grown to include minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and thoracic surgery.

Dr. Bush shares his home with his wife (a Maine native) and their daughter.  They are all excited to be back home in Maine and therefore look forward to enjoying Portland, exploring the coast, and spending time with family.

We are very pleased to have him as part of our surgical team at Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty care.