The Texas A&M University Orthopedic Surgery Service treats
injuries to bones, joints, and their supporting structures. The
Orthopedic Service provides state-of-the-art care for companion
animals from the surrounding community as well as for dogs and cats
referred to Texas A&M by veterinarians in Texas and surrounding
states. Each year, the Orthopedic Service admits approximately
1,200 patients with orthopedic conditions, approximately half of
which are new patients. Common conditions treated by orthopedic
surgeons include broken bones (fractures), ruptured ligaments
(cranial cruciate ligament rupture), arthritis, and developmental
conditions such as hip dysplasia, limb deformities, and joint
cartilage disturbances such as osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD).
While treating these orthopedic conditions, we work side-by-side
with the Rehabilitation Service to ensure
that our patients recover from surgery as completely and rapidly as
The Orthopedic Service is staffed by senior surgery faculty,
residents in surgical training, and veterinary technicians. Faculty
members are leaders in the field of veterinary orthopedics, and are
committed to excellence in clinical service and scientific
research. Our orthopedic surgeons provide clinical and classroom
instruction to veterinary students, interns, and residents
preparing for careers in private practice or at other academic
institutions. In addition, faculty members contribute to improving
the practice of orthopedic surgery through consultations and
continuing education seminars for practicing veterinarians and the
authorship of scientific manuscripts and surgical texts.
Referral appointments can be made with the Orthopedic Surgery
Service by contacting the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Monday through Friday at 979-845-2351.
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