The Small Animal Surgery Service performs general, neurologic, and orthopedic surgery procedures for clients referred by private practitioners.

Small Animal Surgery services

  • Total hip replacements
  • Various surgical procedures for treatment of cranial cruciate ruptures
  • Correction of portosystemic shunts
  • Surgical treatments for cancer
  • Fracture fixation
  • Corrective surgery for orthopedic developmental disorders

Performed in a four-suite, sterile, surgical wing, these procedures use specialized equipment:

  • Laparoscopes
  • Arthroscopes
  • YAG and carbon dioxide lasers
  • A full complement of general abdominal, thoracic, cardiovascular, microvascular, and orthopedic implants and equipment

Anesthesia and pain management are provided by an anesthesia team of faculty clinicians, residents, and students.

Surgery Preparation Room

Small Animal Surgery personnel

Sharon McMahon
Sharon McMahon, LVT, Surgery Ward Technician
Headshot of Rita Montgomery.
Rita Montgomery, LVT, Surgical Oncology Technician
Matthew Wise
Matthew Wise, Patient Coordinator, Small Animal Surgery