Orthopedic Surgery Service

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Welcome to the Orthopedic Surgery Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The service currently has two faculty surgical specialists leading the orthopedic team. In addition, six resident veterinarians serve under the tutelage the faculty, as well as a skilled support staff with expertise in perioperative management of surgical cases, anesthesia, and client support. Rounding out the service are senior students of our top-ranked School of Veterinary Medicine. The Orthopedic Surgery Service works to provide the highest quality of care for its patients, while teaching clinical orthopedic disease to veterinary students, training veterinary specialists and developing new knowledge through clinical research to advance orthopedic veterinary medicine. 

The hospital faculty, residents and staff are committed to building strong working relationships with clients and referring veterinarians. The VMTH delivers the best possible care to its patients, clients and referring veterinarians by keeping all parties informed of procedures every step of the way, from first contact to dismissal and follow-up instructions.

The mission of the Orthopedic Surgery Service includes:

  • Teach veterinary students and residents in surgical disease and treatments
  • Provide the best surgical and medical care to animals with surgical conditions using evidence-based medicine
  • Advance surgical practice by performing scientific research and clinical trials