If your pet requires treatment for an orthopaedic problem, you can count on the expertise of the nation’s leading surgeons at UW Veterinary Care. Our orthopaedic specialists focus exclusively on problems related to bones and joints and are skilled in the most advanced techniques and procedures available. Nationally recognized for developing new techniques in veterinary orthopaedics, our specialists will provide you with the latest treatment options for arthritis, fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, and joint replacement, among many other ailments.
Common Procedures We Perform
- Treatment of cruciate ligament rupture in dogs
- Shoulder tendinopathies
- Correction of angular limb deformities
- Treatment of patella luxation
- Complicated fracture repair
- Arthroscopic joint debridement
- Total hip replacement
In addition to our clinical service, the orthopaedic surgery team also has many ongoing clinical trials and research studies designed to advance our understanding of important orthopaedic diseases and enhance overall care for companion animals.
Our comprehensive approach to treating your pet’s orthopaedic problem always includes your primary care veterinarian, ensuring collaborative care from the initial consultation through rehabilitation and recovery.
The orthopaedic surgery team sees appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays and performs surgery on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; however, we are always available for emergencies.
Soft Tissue Surgery
If your pet requires treatment for a soft-tissue surgery problem, you can count on the expertise of the nation’s leading surgeons at UW Veterinary Care. Our specialists focus exclusively on soft-tissue surgery problems, including cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, oncologic, reconstructive, respiratory, and urogenital procedures. In addition, we offer many advanced procedures, such as minimally invasive surgery, microvascular surgery, minimally invasive stent placement, and feline kidney transplantation.
Common Procedures We Perform
- Laparoscopic ovariectomy
- Portosystemic shunt ligation
- Laparoscopic gastropexy
- Urinary bladder stone removal
- Lung tumor removal
- Wound reconstruction
- Laryngeal paralysis treatment
- Tumor removal
Our state-of-the-art facilities enable our surgeons to diagnose and treat numerous diseases in dogs, cats, and other small companion animals while working closely with in-house specialists in anesthesiology, critical care, radiology, oncology, and internal medicine to provide the most comprehensive care possible. And should it be necessary, we are able to provide round-the-clock care and monitoring for your pet in our critical care unit that is staffed continuously by specially trained and dedicated veterinarians and technicians.
The soft tissue surgery team performs elective procedures on Mondays, sees appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and performs surgery on Wednesdays and Fridays. However, we are always available for emergencies and are able to alter our schedule as necessary.
UWVC Surgery Team
Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty
- Jason Bleedorn, DVM, DACVS
- Peter Muir, BVSc, MVetClinStud, PhD, DACVS, DECVS
- Susan Schaefer, DVM, MS, DACVS
Soft Tissue Surgery Faculty
- Dale E. Bjorling, DVM, MS, DACVS
- Sara A. Colopy, DVM, PhD, DACVS
- Robert J. Hardie, DVM, DACVS, DECVS
- Jonathan F. McAnulty, DVM, MS, PhD
- Susannah Sample, DVM
- Georgia Bosscher, DVM
- Sarah Holman, DVM
- Tim Menghini, DVM
- Alexander Piazza, DVM
- Benjamin Yarnall, DVM
- Jill Medenwaldt, CVT, Supervisor
- Lindsay Brusda, CVT, Soft Tissue Surgery Coordinator, Renal Transplant Coordinator
- Angela Daugherty, CVT
- Stephanie Dilocker, CVT
- Terri Gregson, CVT
- Valerie Hammond, CVT
- Carrie Lowrey, CVT
- Tracie Melahn, CVT
- Sarah Short, CVT
- Amanda Simons, CVT, Orthopedic Surgery Coordinator
- Amanda Volden, CVT
- Tina Wahl, CVT