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. 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. 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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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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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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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.

Marina Harrison

Marina Harrison

Veterinary Technician

Marina graduated from Texas A&M University 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. 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.