Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery

The mission of the Companion Animal Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Service at LSU is to work closely with your veterinarian to offer you the highest quality of surgical care possible for your pet. We provide state-of-the-art veterinary medicine and surgery, while teaching future veterinarians and veterinary surgeons.


We are different from a private veterinary specialty practice. Teaching veterinary students, veterinary interns and surgical residents is one of our primary tasks, so it is essential that they be involved diagnosing and treating your pet under the direct guidance of an ACVS-boarded veterinary surgeon. 


Consequently, an appointment at the LSU-VTH will probably be more time consuming than one with your local veterinarian. You should be prepared to spend at least 90 minutes at the LSU-VTH after your appointment begins, and if extensive testing is required, it may be necessary to leave your pet for a full day with us. 


Our orthopedic team is utterly committed to excellent veterinary care and we believe that, ultimately, both you and your pet benefit from this extra attention.