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Daniel Mertens


Daniel Mertens, DVM, Diplomate ACVS is a board-certified veterinary surgeon at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte. 


  • BA – University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992
  • MS – University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1995
  • DVM – University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1997


  • Cornell University, 1998-2001

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2003

Professional Accomplishments

Dr. Mertens taught and did research at Texas A&M University following his residency. During his tenure at Texas A&M, Dr. Mertens received the prestigious national Phi Zeta award for most outstanding manuscript in the basic science category in 2003.

Dr. Mertens has numerous publications including articles and book chapters and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. In 2005, Dr. Mertens left academia to join the team at Carolina Veterinary Specialists.

Areas of Special Interest

Minimally Invasive Surgery including Arthroscopy, Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy, Surgical Oncology and Advanced Orthopedic Surgery such as joint replacement and limb-sparing procedures.

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Vet Care for Rock Hill Pets

Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Rock Hill, accepts new patients to our specialty services by referral only. Our emergency/urgent care service welcomes all patients.

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