Cornell University Hospital for Animals


Hospital Services

(607) 253-3100

Make an Appointment

  • Please call 607-253-3100 to make an appointment or for further information.
  • The General Surgery Service normally schedules appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday and Friday are surgical days. Patients scheduled for outpatient surgery are presented on the day of their surgery, normally either Wednesday or Friday.
  • Please bring any pertinent medical records or have them faxed to 607-253-3787.
  • Payment is required at the time of service. (Please consult the financial information section.)

Equine General (Soft Tissue) Surgery

The equine general surgery service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides outstanding surgical care for horses with a wide range of medical conditions. Our board-certified surgeons have decades of surgical experience and use the most advanced techniques available. They are assisted by skilled surgical residents and veterinary technicians.

The equine general surgery service provides both elective and emergency care. Diagnostic capabilities include high resolution radiology, CT and MRI scanning and endoscopy. Procedures are performed in state-of-the-art surgery suites fully equipped with equipment for both traditional and open surgery and for laparoscopic procedures. We work as part of a team with a broad range of specialists including anesthesiologists, internists, dentists, radiologists and other specialists to ensure our patients receive the most comprehensive care possible. Our experienced staff provides nursing care 24 hours a day.

Equine General Surgery --- Common Procedures

  • Abdominal surgery including colic surgery, hernia repair, umbilical remnant resection
  • Laparoscopic surgery for cryptorchid castration, ovairectomy, exploratory and other procedures
  • Urogenital surgery including routine and cryptorchid castration, ovairectomy, Cesarean section, repair of foaling injuries, treatment of penile injury or neoplasia
  • Sinus surgery for cysts, neoplasia, dental disease
  • Wound management and reconstructive surgery
  • Therapy for skin tumors including equine sarcoid, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma
  • Lameness evaluation