Meet Our Staff
Dr. Marlin Geist
Dr. Geist feels it is a great privilege to provide care for you and your pet, combining sincere compassion with the most up-to-date medicine and surgery. He grew up enjoying science, but also loved animals and set his sights on being a veterinarian at an early age. Dr. Geist is passionate about a profession in which he can provide support and education for people as well as affection and medical care for animals. He takes great pride in his client sensitivity, consultation, and communication skills, and is excited to offer a wide array of surgical services at Colorado Springs Veterinary Surgery and Rehab Center/Westside Animal Hospital.
Dr. Geist became a veterinarian in 1996 from Washington State University, where he was recognized with a surgical scholarship. After 2 years in a general practice, he began advanced training in orthopedic (bones, joints, etc.) and soft tissue surgery. Specifically, such training included complex fracture repair, master of osteotomy (correcting deformities, birth defects, and surgical complications), arthroscopy, and other surgical techniques. Dr. Geist has also pursued advanced training in soft tissue, abdominal, and emergency surgical techniques. In 2004 he moved to California to practice emergency medicine and founded his own business, providing surgical services to a large, underserved area between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This included general & orthopedic surgery as well as minimally invasive surgery (endoscopy).
Dr. Geist has special interest in TPLO and other methods of joint repairs, endoscopic surgeries (GI flexible endoscopy, laparoscopy and minimally invasive spay/neuter/gastropexy, etc.), as well as wound healing/plastic surgery. Medically, he enjoys prevention/management of painful conditions, treatment of cancers, preventive health, and regenerative medicine.