Cornell University Hospital for Animals


Hospital Services
Companion Animal

Companion Animal
(607) 253-3060

Make an Appointment

  • The Orthopedic Surgery Service schedules appointments from 10 a.m. into the afternoon on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Please call 607-253-3060 to make an appointment. 
  • New York State Law requires a valid rabies certificate be presented upon arrival. 
  • Please bring any pertinent medical records or have them faxed to 607-253-3788.
  • Payment is required at the time of service. (See Financial Info.)

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgeonThe Orthopedic Surgery Service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals treats dogs and cats with injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. We provide a full range of services - from screening and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation - for conditions including hereditary joint disorders, cruciate ligament tears, patella luxation, fractures and arthritis.
Our board-certified surgeons have more than 25 years of combined experience. They are joined by anesthesiology specialists, who supervise all procedures before and during operations. Our services are integrated with other specialties across the hospital, such as imaging and nutrition, and we frequently seek out consultations and referrals to ensure your pet received comprehensive care. Also, we consult with and refer patients to the Pediatrics and Medical Genetics Service.

Advanced Techniques

  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total elbow replacement
  • Arthroscopic joint surgery
  • Advanced cruciate ligament repair - tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, tibial tuberosity advancement
  • Minimally-invasive fracture surgery
  • Stem cell and platelet rich plasma administration
  • Gait analysis
  • Ligament and tendon reconstruction
  • Limb deformity correction
  • 3D printing
  • Hip, elbow, patella evaluation for OFA provisional and final certification. DLS method for hip laxity and conformation is preferred for breeding and puppy selection
  • Estimated breeding values for hip and elbow dysplasia are available for dogs registered in the OFA system.
      • Hip score breeding value search application available ONLINE!