At the young age of 14 Dr. Andrew Mills joined the Franklin Animal Clinic family as a kennel assistant. In 2002, his career as a veterinarian began after graduating from Ross University and in 2006 he became partner. From the beginning, Dr. Mills has held a passion for the complicated cases and orthopedic surgeries. The most common orthopedic surgeries that he performs are procedures to repair cranial cruciate ligament ruptures and luxating patellas. Surgical repair options for ruptured CCLs that he provides are either a Lateral Retinacular Suture or a Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA).
Dr. Mills now serves as the medical director for Franklin Animal Clinic and 6 other surrounding practices. With this role he has been able to help another passion of his grow, which is mentoring other veterinarians and teaching support staff. He is constantly brainstorming new ways to provide the best care for his patients (Dr. Mills affectionately refers to as “kiddos”) and their parents.
When asked what he loves most about his job he says that he loves every aspect of it and looks forward to new endeavors each month. When it comes to advancements in veterinary medicine he hopes to see treatments for cancer in pets make leaps and bounds over the next few years. He believes that immunotherapy could be a integral part of this and that it will hopefully cross into human medicine as well.
As far as pets go Dr. Mills has it all! His house is roamed by 3 dogs and 6 cats! You will also find an aquarium pet in his home, a Uromastyx lizard names Riptide! Along with his fur kids, he has 5 human kids and an ever-supporting and animal loving wife!