Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Small Animal Surgery

Small Animal Surgery Services

Small Animal Surgery

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

  • 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 (OR’s) 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.

Small Animal Surgery Personnel

  • Otto I. Lanz
    Diplomate ACVS
    Small Animal Surgery
  • Brittany Ciepluch
    DVM, MS
    Diplomate ACVS-SA
    Assistant Professor
    Surgical Oncology
  • Dominique Marie Sawyere
    BVSc, MS
    Diplomate ACVS-SA
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Small Animal Surgery
  • Joanne Tuohy
    DVM, PhD
    Diplomate DACVS-SA
    Assistant Professor
    Surgical Oncology
  • Small Animal Surgery Resident
  • Small Animal Surgery Resident
  • Ronald Olsen
    Small Animal Surgery Resident
  • Sharon McMahon
    Surgery Ward Technician
  • Matthew Wise
    Patient Coordinator
    Small Animal Surgery