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

  • Sabrina L. Barry
    DVM
    Diplomate ACVS-SA
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Small Animal Surgery
  • Marian E. Benitez
    DVM, MS
    Diplomate ACVS-SA
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Small Animal Surgery
  • Robert S. Gilley
    DVM, PhD
    Diplomate ACVS
    Associate Professor
    Surgery
  • Otto I. Lanz
    DVM
    Diplomate ACVS
    Professor
    Surgery
  • Surgery Resident
  • Surgery Resident
  • Noelle Muro
    DVM
    Surgery Resident
  • Sharon McMahon
    LVT
    Surgery Ward Technician
  • Flori Sforza
    LVT, CCRP
    Surgery Ward Technician