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Surgery

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The University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center’s Small Animal Surgical Service is Missouri’s premier surgical center for your companion animal. We are committed to offering excellence in surgical care for general, oncologic (cancer) and orthopedic conditions with a full faculty of board-certified surgeons, technicians, rehabilitation staff and other professionals in a single location. With a state-of-the-art facility, we specialize in the most advanced techniques available, including many minimally invasive procedures, as well as physical therapy and rehabilitation. Our mission is to provide the best surgical care for your pet at the most affordable cost.

Whether your dog or cat has injured a leg, requires wound care or is in need of abdominal surgery, our hospital houses the personnel and facilities to care for your companion. Upon consultation, we will discuss both surgical and non-surgical options for you and your pet. We are sensitive to the financial requirements of veterinary care and work hard to offer our expert services at a reasonable price.

All of our surgeons are board-certified from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and offer a full complement of surgical specialties:

  • Elective spay and castration
  • Emergency surgical care
  • Gastroenterologic procedures
  • Cardiopulmonary procedures
  • Sports medicine
  • Joint replacement
  • Limb deformity correction
  • Trauma care
  • Cancer-related surgery and reconstruction
  • Wound care

The Small Animal Surgical Service’s surgeons and residents are dedicated to providing the most advanced and safest care tailored specifically for both your pet and your expectations. Other services you will find at the VHC are:

  • Inpatient surgery and outpatient procedures
  • Conscientious communication with you and your regular veterinarian
  • Rehabilitation services with a trained and licensed rehab technician
  • Radiology imaging including X-ray, MRI, ultrasound and computed tomography
  • Visitation amenities if you would like to regularly visit your hospitalized pet

 

Surgical Faculty Veterinarians

Derek Fox, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Chief of Small Animal Surgery
Associate Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Surgery

Jill Luther, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Assistant Teaching Professor of Small Animal Surgery
Board-Certified Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

F.A. (Tony) Mann, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVECC
Professor of Small Animal Surgery and Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Emily Miller, DVM, DACVS-SA
Assistant Teaching Professor of Small Animal Surgery
Board-Certified Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

James Tomlinson, DVM, MVSc, DACVS
Professor Emeritus of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Surgery

Bryan Torres, DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA
Assistant Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
Board-Certified Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Residents

Brenna Barger, DVM

Kyle (David) Hutcheson, DVM

Erin Kishi, DVM

Lauren Reeves, DVM, MS

Veterinary Technicians

Alyssa Doner, RVT (Soft-Tissue Surgery)

Priscilla Foster, RVT (General Surgery)

Mindy Jacobs, RVT (Orthopedic Surgery)

Michelle Lancaster, RVT (General Surgery)

Adrienne Siddens, RVT, CCRP (Orthopedic Surgery)