Small Animal Surgery

The Small Animal Surgery Section of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences consists of eight faculty members, six residents and seven animal health technicians. Our veterinary health care professionals provide state-of-the-art soft tissue and orthopedic surgical care for companion animals belonging to members of our local community as well as for client-owned dogs and cats referred by veterinarians practicing throughout Ohio and in the surrounding states of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields, which include soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery. The Shelter Program of the Small Animal Surgery Program provides basic medical and surgical care (including spaying and neutering) for homeless dogs and cats of the local animal shelter. Faculty members educate and train our veterinary students and provide clinical training of interns and residents preparing for specialty practice or academic careers.

The faculty members of the small animal surgery section provide leadership and expertise not only by teaching students and practicing veterinary medicine, but also by participating in post-graduate professional education and outreach activities. These include consultations with veterinary practitioners, continuing education seminars for practicing veterinarians, and authorship of articles and textbooks in various disciplines of veterinary medicine. Our faculty pioneer breakthroughs in animal medicine by identifying new naturally-occurring diseases of companion animals and applying novel diagnostic methods and treatments to existing and emerging diseases.