Small Animal Orthopedics - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Small Animal Orthopedics - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Small Animal Orthopedics

For small animal appointments call (979) 845-2351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day
Orthopedics

Our Service

The orthopedic surgeons at Texas A&M are fully committed to our mission:To develop and advance new treatments that improve the quality of life of companion animals with orthopedic disease while providing state of the art surgical care.

Our Orthopedic Surgery Service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital provides state-of-the-art care for companion animals treating injuries to bones, joints, and their supporting structures. Each year, we see over 1,200 patients with orthopedic conditions, approximately half of which are new patients. Our Service is led by outstanding clinical surgery faculty, residents in surgical training, and veterinary technicians and we work side by side with the Rehabilitation Service to ensure that our patients recover from surgery as completely and rapidly as possible. We are dedicated to providing the best medicine and surgical expertise for your pet to ensure they have the best quality of life.

Referral appointments can be made with the Orthopedic Surgery Service by contacting the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Monday through Friday at 979-845-2351

The Orthopedic Surgery Service is committed to promoting and establishing clinical trials that will better determine surgery options for orthopedic conditions in companion animals. Please see our Clinical Trials page for a list of current trials in orthopedic surgery.

Our Team

Our faculty members are leaders in the field of veterinary orthopedics, and are committed to excellence in clinical service and scientific research. They provide clinical and classroom instruction to veterinary students, interns, and residents preparing for careers in private practice or at other academic institutions. In addition, our 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.

Don A. Hulse

Don A. Hulse, DVM, DACVS

Veterinarian (Surgeon)

Dr. Don Hulse received his DVM from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1970. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. His special interests include comparative orthopedics, biodegradable implants, and biomechanics of fracture fixation.

Sharon C Kerwin

Sharon C. Kerwin , DVM, MS, DACVS

Professor

Dr. Sharon Kerwin received her DVM from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a small animal surgery residency and Master of Science degree at Louisiana State University, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Her special interests include orthopedic and neurosurgery.

Laura E. Peycke

Laura E. Peycke, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRP

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Peycke received her DVM from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1998. She completed a small animal surgery residency and MS at LSU in 2002. Dr. Peycke has been a faculty surgeon at Texas A&M since 2004. She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) in 2012. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery and gastrodilatative volvulus. Although Dr. Peycke's career path has taken her to other states, she is a Texan, and considers Tyler to be her home. Prior to her veterinary career, Dr. Peycke was a national team cyclist. Her experience as a professional athlete has given her a unique perspective and interest in canine athletes.

W. Brian Saunders

W. Brian Saunders, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Assistant Professor

Dr. Saunders obtained his DVM from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in 2001. He completed an internship in small animal surgery at the University of Tennessee in 2002. He subsequently received a PhD in 2005 from Texas A&M University Health Science Center and completed a small animal surgical residency at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in 2009. Dr. Saunders is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. His clinical interests include total joint replacement, arthroscopy, minimally invasive fracture repair, and correction of angular limb deformities. His research interests include isolation and characterization of canine stem cells, tissue engineering, and the role of growth factors and MMPs in cell invasion and differentiation.

Kayla Corriveau

Kayla Corriveau, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Corriveau completed her DVM at Western University of Health Sciences in 2011.  Prior to beginning her residency at Texas A&M, she completed two years of private practice internship followed by a surgery specialty internship at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Her clinical interests include minimally invasive soft tissue surgery, joint replacement, and emergency neurosurgery.  She is originally from southern California and has two cats, Chloe and Zeus.

Brittany Dan, DVM

Brittany Dan, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Dan completed her DVM at Ohio State University, followed by a rotating internship at the University of Florida.  She is from Twinsburg, Ohio, and misses her family and the dog parks.  She loves to explore Texas by road biking, traveling, camping, and running with her husband and dogs.  She has a yellow Labrador, Layla, and a pointer mix named Vivian, along with two cats named Matt and Jeff.  She loves cooking, reading, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Indians!  Her favorite place to visit is Door County, WI, and would like to one day travel to Australia and Guam.

Melissa MacIver

Melissa MacIver, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. MacIver completed her DVM at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2013. She then completed a rotating internship at a private practice north of Toronto from 2013-2014 fuelling her interest in small animal surgery. This was followed by a surgical internship at the University of Florida from 2014-2015. She is currently completing her surgical residency at Texas A&M with a concurrent MS degree with a focus in stem cell therapy. Prior to her veterinary career, Dr. MacIver represented Canada competing in synchronized skating. Her athleticism has driven her interest in laparoscopic surgery, joint replacement and fracture repair. When not at work, Dr. MacIver enjoys wakeboarding, snowboarding, running and playing hockey. She has a Labrador Retriever named Bauer and a cat named Moxy.

Wendy Greathouse

Wendy Greathouse

Veterinarian Technician

Wendy graduated from Texas A&M University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology.  She has worked for Texas A&M Small Animal Hospital for 15 years in three different positions.  She has worked with Small Animal Orthopedics for 12 years.  Her interests are surgical assistance, bandaging, diagnosis of orthopedic conditions, and canine behavior.  Wendy has lectured at national meetings on bandaging techniques, and she enjoys teaching bandaging and orthopedic exam skills to veterinary students, technicians, and other Hospital staff.  Outside of work, she enjoys taking walks with her 3 four legged children and husband, Scott.

Marina Harrison

Marina Harrison

Veterinary Technician

Marina graduated from Texas A&M University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.  As an undergraduate, she worked as a Student Technician in the General Surgery Deparatment for one year before becoming an Orthopedics Technician. Her interests include bandaging, wound care, and surgical assistance. Outside of work, Marina enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs Daisy and Zip.

Sarah Kronberger

Sarah Kronberger

Veterinary Technician

Sarah graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in May, 2014.  She worked as a Student Technician for three and a half years during her undergraduate studies before becoming the Orthopedics Research Technician.  Her interests include research, bandaging, surgical assistance, and anesthesia.  Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and her Border Collie, Fling.