Meet our VOVC Specialists
Dr. David Dismukes
Dr. David I. Dismukes graduated Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. From there he completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. He was then accepted into and completed a 4-year residency/clinical instructorship in small animal surgery at University of Missouri. During his residency Dr. Dismukes concurrently obtained a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Science focusing on canine pelvic limb alignment. In 2009, he completed rigorous testing to become a board-certified veterinary surgeon in small animal surgery. He has been in private specialty practice since 2009. He is currently the only practicing board-certified veterinary surgeon in Birmingham and the surrounding area. He now lives in Helena with his wife, Dr. Jana Korsch-Dismukes, his twin daughters and his dogs. Dr. Dismukes enjoys spending time with his family, being in the outdoors, swimming, hunting, fishing and beekeeping. His professional goal is to provide cutting-edge orthopedic surgical options to dogs and cats in need of his help.
Dismukes DI, Tomlinson JL, Fox DB, Cook JL, Song KJ. Radiographic measurement of the proximal and distal mechanical joint angles in the canine tibia. Vet Surg. 2007 Oct;36(7):699-704.
Dismukes DI, Tomlinson JL, Fox DB, Cook JL, Witsberger TH. Radiographic measurement of canine tibial angles in the sagittal plane. Vet Surg. 2008 Apr;37(3):300-5.
Dismukes DI, Fox DB, Tomlinson JL, Cook JL, Essman SC. Determination of pelvic limb alignment in the large-breed dog: a cadaveric radiographic study in the frontal plane. Vet Surg. 2008 Oct;37(7):674-82.
Dismukes DI, Fox DB, Tomlinson JL, Essman SC. Use of radiographic measures and three-dimensional computed tomographic imaging in surgical correction of an antebrachial deformity in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 Jan 1;232(1):68-73.
Witsberger TH, Dismukes DI, Kelmer EY. Situs inversus totalis in a dog with a chronic diaphragmatic hernia. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2009 Sep-Oct;45(5):245-8.
Dismukes DI, Thomovsky EJ, Mann FA, Middleton JR. Effects of general anesthesia on plasma colloid oncotic pressure in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 Feb 1;236(3):309-11.
DeClue AE, Martin LG, Behrend EN, Cohn LA, Dismukes DI, Lee HP. Cortisol and aldosterone response to various doses of cosyntropin in healthy cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Jan 15;238(2):176-82.
Swanson EA, Tomlinson JL, Dismukes DI, Fox DB. Measurement of femoral and tibial joint reference angles and pelvic limb alignment in cats. Vet Surg. 2012 Aug;41(6):696-704.
Dr. Jana Korsch-Dismukes
Dr. Jana Korsch-Dismukes graduated suma cum laude from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. From there she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She went on to complete a 3-year residency at Veterinary Eye Care in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2008 she became a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist. She has been practicing ophthalmology in private practice in the Birmingham area since then. She now lives in Helena with her husband Dr. David Dismukes, their twin daughters and dogs. Dr. Korsch-Dismukes enjoys spending time with her family, being in the outdoors, swimming and gardening. Her professional goal is to provide the highest quality, cutting edge diagnostic and treatment options to pets that need her help. As a comparative ophthalmologist, Dr. Korsch-Dismukes has treated animal eyes of many species including lizards, flamingos, sea lions, turtles, raptors, pet birds, chinchillas, horses, goats, dogs, cats and more.