Small Animal Hospital
Patient Receiving : 540-231-4621
Hospital FAX : 540-231-9354
Small Animal Referrals
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
VA-MD Vet Med, Virginia Tech
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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The Small Animal Surgery Service performs general, neurologic and orthopedic surgery procedures for clients referred by private practitioners.
Our services include:Small Animal Surgery

  • 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

These procedures are performed in a 4-suite, sterile surgical wing (ORís) using specialized equipment such as:

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

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

Surgery Personnel

Andreas Bachelez, DVM, IPSAV, Diplomate ACVS
Sabrina L. Barry, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Marian E. Benitez, DVM, MS
Robert S. Gilley, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS
Otto I. Lanz, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Katherine Barnes, DVM, Surgery Resident
Noelle Muro, Surgery Resident
Dominique Sawyere, BVSc
Sarah Shepherd, LVT