Large Animal Hospital
Equine Field Service :   540-231-9042
Food Animal Field Service :   540-231-9041
Large Animal Hospital :   540-231-9043
Hospital FAX : 540-231-7979
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Large Animal Surgery


For appointments and emergencies, please call: 540-231-9043

The Surgery Service of the Harry T. Peters Large Animal Hospital provides primary and emergency patient care to a variety of large animal species within the local and regional practice area. We provide consultation and referral service to veterinarians requiring specialty information regarding surgical cases.

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Large Animal Surgery & Lameness Services

  • General Surgery (Castration, Cryptochid Castration, Hernia Repair)
  • Abdominal Surgery (Colic)
  • Orthopedic Surgery/ Fracture Repair
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lameness Evaluation
  • Purchase Examination
  • Wound Repair & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Coil Embolization for Guttural Pouch Mycosis
  • Equine Podiatry Service

Special Facilities, Equipment & Procedures

Large Animal Surgery Personnel

Mike Cissell, DVM, MS
Linda A. Dahlgren, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS
Julie McGhee Settlage, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Elsa Ludwig, DVM, Surgery Resident
Caitlin O’Shea, DVM, Surgery Resident
Tony Huffman, Veterinary Technician