Mark Magazu, DVM
Founder & Surgeon
Dr. Magazu founded Saint Francis Veterinary Center in 1986 and has practiced medicine in our area since 1986. His hospitals have won national awards including top honors from the American Animal Hospital Association and recognition by the United States Senate. He is one of a handful of veterinarians to own and operate both an AAHA-accredited general practice and an AAHA Referral-accredited specialty practice, and he is the only veterinarian in the world to operate a three-time Finalist for AAHA Accredited Practice of the Year for North America (2012, 2014 and 2019), winning First Place in 2019. He is regularly asked to contribute to national news and industry outlets, including features on the Today Show, ABC News and others.
Dr. Magazu attended the United States Military Academy before studying Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University. He earned his DVM at the University of Messina in Italy prior to joining the faculty at Oklahoma State University as Instructor of Radiology, where he also completed a Clinical Internship focused on Surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
For more than thirty years since leaving academia and entering private practice, Dr. Magazu has performed thousands of successful orthopedic, soft tissue, thoracic, oncologic and neurologic procedures. He has a special personal interest in orthopedic cases.
Dr. Magazu is a proud member of a service-oriented family. His father and father-in-law are both retired Air Force Colonels, and his immediate and extended family includes police officers, firefighters, members of the Air Force, Army and Marines; as well as volunteers of all kinds.
He has counted many beautiful animals as members of his family over the years, many of whom were rescued after abandonment, abuse or neglect. The ones you are most likely to hear hilarious stories about are Slick the African Grey parrot, Chainey his trusty old dog, and Muffin the 21-year old cancer surviving cat.