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Small Animal Surgery - Orthopedics

The orthopedic service in the Small Animal Surgery section offers “state of the art” care for animals undergoing diagnosis and treatment at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital. 

Following a referral from your veterinarian, you may schedule an appointment for your animal by calling our reception staff at (765) 494-1107 between 8am and 5pm Monday thru Friday.  In case of after-hours emergencies, please call the closest veterinary emergency center or call our emergency service at (765)-496-7911.  

Before you come to the VTH for an orthopedic surgical procedure or consultation for your dog or cat, please print out and fill in the appropriate form below and bring with you to your visit.  For the initial visit, a Client History Form plus a Dog or Cat Mobility Form should be completed.  For all subsequent visits, only the Dog or Cat Recheck forms need to be completed.  It will help expedite your visit.

Client History Form

Dog Mobility History Form

Cat Mobility History Form

Dog Recheck Form

Cat Recheck Form

Service hours

The orthopedic surgery service sees appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays and performs surgery on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

About Our Staff

Orthopedic Surgeons:

Dr. Gert Breur, D.V.M., M.S., PH.D., DIPLOMATE ACVS

Dr. Amy Fauber, D.V.M., M.S., DIPLOMATE ACVS

Small Animal Surgery Residents:

Dr. Daniel Duffy

Dr. Rebecca Lee

Dr. Marine Traverson


Jolene Knuth, RVT

Ashley Lathrop, RVT

Cassandra Simmons, RVT

Heather White, RVT

Nicole Wilds, RVT

Common Conditions Treated & Procedures Offered

We offer expertise in a wide variety of orthopedic procedures including fracture repair including locking plate osteosynthesis, procedures to correct cranial cruciate ligament disease including TPLO and TTA procedures, total hip replacement, and arthroscopy.  

Special Equipment/Technology

Gait Analysis Laboratory

Image Guided Fracture Repair

Total Hip Replacement


Current Research Studies

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