I am writing to inform you of exciting changes in the small animal orthopedic service at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center.
The goal of these changes is to provide your clients and patients broad access to preeminent veterinary orthopedic care. We are very enthusiastic regarding the ongoing development of services including lameness diagnosis, trauma care, non-emergent orthopedic surgery (cranial cruciate ligament rupture, medial patellar luxation), limb deformity, minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopy, total joint replacement, orthopedic revision surgery, sports medicine, physical rehabilitation, and regenerative medicine.
As you are aware, there is an extraordinary, publicly funded ‘Enhancement and Expansion’ project underway at VMC Columbus. This will include a comprehensive renovation of the surgery and anesthesia suites. Additionally, we will renovate the surgery suite at VMC Dublin to provide equally impressive facilities for advanced orthopedic procedures.
The VMC Dublin renovation will occur first, so that our orthopedic surgical services can be relocated to that location during the VMC Columbus surgery suite renovation.
Here is the estimated timeline:
January 1 – March 31, 2017: All orthopedic surgery services are being temporarily provided at VMC Columbus. During this period, VMC Dublin will continue to operate solely as a 24/7 emergency hospital for non-surgical emergency cases.
April 1 - September 30, 2017: All orthopedic services will temporarily relocate to the newly renovated VMC Dublin.
October 2017: The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center Orthopedic Service, including Dr. Jon Dyce, will provide integrated orthopedic care from two locations.
The Veterinary Medical Center’s orthopedic team includes Dr. Stephen Jones DVM MS DACVS, Dr. Nina Kieves, DVM CCRT DACVS DACVSMR and Dr. Audrey Wanstrath DVM MS, and is led by Dr. Jonathan Dyce, MA VetMB MRCVS DSAO DACVS. We are actively recruiting in orthopedic surgery and have scheduled interviews for a rehabilitation and sports medicine specialist to run our physical rehabilitation program.
Dr. Laurent Guiot and Dr. Reunan Guillou have left the VMC Dublin to pursue new professional opportunities out of state. Drs. Guiot and Guillou were integral to the inception and development of the orthopedic service at VMC Dublin and we thank them for their service.
We will provide progress updates during the construction project via email, on the VMC web site at vet.osu.edu/vmc and via social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter). If you wish to speak to someone about scheduling orthopedic services, please call (614)-292-0950 (VMC Columbus) or email OSUVETreferralcoordinator@osu.edu. Or you may fax a referral to (614) 292-1454. For additional information about the service and temporary changes, please click on the link to FAQs at the top of this page.
Thank you for allowing us to partner with you in the care of your patients.
Roger B. Fingland, DVM, MS, MBA, DACVS
Professor and Executive Associate Dean
Chief Medical Officer