Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery

The Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Service has extensive experience and expertise in arthroscopic procedures, fracture repair, tendon repairs and management of joint disease. All faculty surgeons are board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). Specialized procedures include: tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO), arthrodesis, arthroscopy, osteotomies, arthrotomies, tendon repair, luxations and fracture repair. We use advanced diagnostic and imaging tools such including ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and nuclear scintigraphy (bone scan) to provide the highest quality orthopedic diagnosis. If you have any questions regarding any surgical procedures please contact the surgery Patient Service Coordinators, Heather Schilling and Chelsea Jacobs, at 509-335-0711 or

The veterinarians on the Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Service are led by Dr. Steve Martinez and include three board-certified faculty surgeons and six surgical residents. Licensed veterinary technicians assist these doctors in providing patient care and client services. The surgical service is also supported by a critical care service staffed by veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians who can provide around-the-clock intensive postoperative support when needed. We are committed to providing your pet with the very best surgical care.

You will need a referral from your veterinarian to schedule an initial consultation visit with a member of our team.

Non-emergency appointments may be scheduled by calling 509-335-0711 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

A member of our surgery team is available 24 hours a day to consult with referring veterinarians in emergency situations.   


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