Small Animal Surgery - Orthopedics
The orthopedic service in the Small Animal Surgery section offers “state of the art” care for animals undergoing diagnosis and treatment at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Following a referral from your veterinarian, you may schedule an appointment for your animal by calling our reception staff at (765) 494-1107 between 8am and 5pm Monday thru Friday. In case of after-hours emergencies, please call the closest veterinary emergency center or call our emergency service at (765)-496-7911.
Before you come to the VTH for an orthopedic surgical procedure or consultation for your dog or cat, please print out and fill in the appropriate form below and bring with you to your visit. For the initial visit, a Client History Form plus a Dog or Cat Mobility Form should be completed. For all subsequent visits, only the Dog or Cat Recheck forms need to be completed. It will help expedite your visit.
The orthopedic surgery service sees appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays and performs surgery on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
About Our Staff
Small Animal Surgery Residents:
Dr. Jennifer Carr
Dr. Rebecca Lee
Dr. Natalia Soto
Dr. Elizabeth Swanson
Chris Royce, RVT, Technician Supervisor
Jolene Knuth, RVT
Brittany Laflen, RVT
Cassandra Simmons, RVT
Carissa Sparks, RVT
Heather White, RVT
Marianne D'Altilio, RVT
Carri McCoy, RVT
Common Conditions Treated & Procedures Offered
We offer expertise in a wide variety of orthopedic procedures including fracture repair including locking plate osteosynthesis, procedures to correct cranial cruciate ligament disease including TPLO and TTA procedures, total hip replacement, and arthroscopy.
Gait Analysis Laboratory
Image Guided Fracture Repair
Total Hip Replacement
Current Research Studies