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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

The Orthopedic service provides advanced new treatments, and state-of-the-art surgical care to improve your pet's quality of life. We treat injuries to bones, joints, and their supporting structures. Our team is led by clinical surgery faculty, residents in surgical training, and veterinary technicians. We work with our Rehabilitation service to ensure our patients fully recover from surgery. We provide the best medicine, and surgical expertise for your pet to have a better life.

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Our Team

W. Brian Saunders

W. Brian Saunders, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Assistant Professor

Dr. Brian Saunders received his DVM from Texas A&M University. He completed an internship in small animal surgery at the University of Tennessee before receiving his PhD from Texas A&M University. Dr. Saunders has also completed a small animal surgical residency at the Texas A&M University and 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.

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Sharon C Kerwin

Sharon C. Kerwin , DVM, MS, DACVS

Professor

Dr. Sharon Kerwin received her DVM from the Texas A&M University. 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. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Her special interests include orthopedic and neurosurgery.

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Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes, DVM, MS, DACVS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Kate Barnes received her DVM from Oregon State University. She completed a small animal rotating internship at Cornell University followed by a small animal surgery residency and masters degree at Virginia Tech. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Her special interests include orthopedic surgery and post-operative rehabilitation.

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Laura E. Peycke

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

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Laura Peycke received her DVM and MS from Louisiana State University, where she also completed a small animal surgery residency. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery and gastrodilatative volvulus.

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Don A. Hulse

Don A. Hulse, DVM, DACVS

Veterinarian (Surgeon)

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

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Brittany Dan, DVM

Brittany Dan, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Brittany Dan received her DVM from The Ohio State University. She completed a rotating internship at the University of Florida. Her special interests include surgical oncology, and fracture repair.

Melissa MacIver

Melissa MacIver, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Melissa MacIver received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College. She completed a rotating internship at a private practice north of Toronto and a surgical internship at the University of Florida. She is currently completing her surgical residency at Texas A&M University along with her MS degree with a focus in stem cell therapy.

Whitney Hinson

Whitney Hinson, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Whitney Hinson received her DVM from Texas A&M University. Her special interests include intraoperative cell salvage/autotransfusion, and neurosurgery.

Ally Sterman

Ally Sterman, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Ally Sterman received her DVM from The Ohio State University. Her special interests include minimally invasive surgery, wound management, and surgical oncology.

Wendy Greathouse

Wendy Greathouse

Veterinary Technician

Wendy Greathouse graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. She currently works for Texas A&M University as a technician in Small Animal Orthopedics. 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.

Sarah Kronberger

Sarah Kronberger

Veterinary Technician

Sarah graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. 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.