Dr. Daniel Frankel was born and raised in the Washington, DC area, Dr. Frankel graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1993. He then spent a year training horses and teaching skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming prior to attending the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. There he earned numerous academic awards including the Scholarship for Highest Academic Achievement in Veterinary Medicine.
Upon graduation in 1998, Dr. Frankel returned to Wyoming for two years of general veterinary practice before venturing north of the border to complete a 1-year Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College. His training culminated in a 3-year Small Animal Surgical Residency and Masters of Science program at Colorado State University. Dr. Frankel was accepted as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery six months later.
Dr. Frankel has authored several scientific articles on topics including total hip replacement and surgical treatment of liver shunts. He has also completed advanced training in TPLO, TTA, Total Hip Replacement, Fracture Repair, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Frankel's special interests include stifle surgery and cranial cruciate ligament repair, fracture repair, soft tissue surgery, and oncological surgery.
Dr. Frankel has been providing referral specialty surgical services in Southern California since 2004. Once an avid skier and soccer-player, he now gets out on his surfboard at every opportunity.