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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

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. Hulse received his DVM from Texas A&M University 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.

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Sharon C Kerwin

Sharon C. Kerwin , DVM, MS, DACVS

Professor

Dr. 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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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. 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.

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W. Brian Saunders

W. Brian Saunders, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Assistant Professor

Dr. Saunders received his DVM from Texas A&M University 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 University 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.

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Brittany Dan, DVM

Brittany Dan, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. 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. MacIver received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2013. She completed a rotating internship at a private practice north of Toronto in 2014, and a surgical internship at the University of Florida in 2015. She is currently completing her surgical residency at Texas A&M University 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 special interests in laparoscopic surgery, joint replacement and fracture repair.

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Whitney Hinson

Whitney Hinson, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

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

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Ally Sterman

Ally Sterman, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

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

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Wendy Greathouse

Wendy Greathouse

Veterinary 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. 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.

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.

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.