Horse owners will find the top equine veterinary specialists and most extensive surgical capabilities available for their animals at the Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital. We offer primary, referral and consultative services and provide routine, emergency and intensive care 24/7.
Orthopedic Surgical Services
The Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital has the equine veterinary specialists and support services your horse, pony, donkey or mule needs when facing orthopedic surgery.
Our highly experienced board-certified surgeons commonly treat traumatic and developmental injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system. We are available on a routine or emergency basis. All of our patients undergoing anesthesia are also under the direct care of a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist. We also have the ability to perform some orthopedic procedures under standing sedation.
- Arthroscopy - this minimally invasive procedure allows the veterinary surgeons to see inside the joint and address the problem
- We have expertise in diagnosing and treating developmental diseases such as osteochondrosis dessicans (OCD)
- Fracture repair - our equine surgeons have extensive experience plating and stabilizing fractures
- Joint fusion
- Joint infection
- Angular limb deformities
- Tendon/ligament disease
- Wounds and lacerations
- Standing needle arthroscopy
The large animal orthopedic team accepts patients with or without a referral. Animals that require emergency care may be admitted and examined at any time, day or night. If surgery is required, our facilities and 24/7 nursing staff provide compassionate, expert care for your horse.
Equine Soft Tissue Surgery
The Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital’s board-certified veterinary surgeons are internationally recognized for their ability to treat a variety of large animals, from newborns to large breed horses. Whether your animal requires routine surgery or a more specialized procedure such as laparoscopy or laser surgery, our staff is equipped with the expertise and technology needed to ensure the best possible outcome.
Soft tissue surgeries at the Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital include:
- Routine and cryptorchid castrations
- Treatment of traumatic wounds
- Difficult births/Caesarean section deliveries
- Minimally invasive abdominal surgery
- Upper airway disease
- Sinus disease
- Dental disease
- Reproductive surgeries
- Urinary tract diseases
Our surgeons are available for appointments on a referral and non-referral basis. Our team of caring faculty, residents and nursing staff will evaluate each patient’s unique situation, and discuss treatment options with you before putting a plan into action.
UWVC Surgery Team
- Sabrina Brounts, DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS
- Diego DeGasperi, DVM
- Samantha Morello, DVM, DACVS
- Amelia Munsterman, DVM, DACVS, DACVECCS
- Fernando Amitrano, DVM
- Kelly Shaw, DVM
- Sarah White, DVM
- Toni Schriver, CVT, Supervisor
- Laura Allen, CVT
- Annie Benrud, CVT
- Rachel Borchardt, CVT
- Michelle Calkins, CVT
- Lacey Goetz, CVT
- Katherine Harmelink, CVT
- Brandon Jenson, CVT
- David Reiman, UWVC Facilities Manager
- Jessica Swenson, CVT
SCHEDULE A LARGE ANIMAL APPOINTMENT:
Regular clinic hours are Monday through Friday, and our scheduling staff will assist you in finding an appointment with the right veterinary specialist based on your animal's needs at a time that works for you. Our emergency services for all species are also available 24/7 if your animal has a serious problem that requires immediate medical attention.