Information for Referring Veterinarians about the Orthopedic Surgery Service
The Orthopedic Surgery Service receives cases from clinic appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and performs surgery on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Cases are commonly seen through the clinic in the morning and most diagnostic tests are performed that same day. The majority of cases are scheduled for surgery the following day. The Orthopedic Surgery Service also performs consultations and receives cases transferred from other services 7 days a week. Emergency surgery is available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. It is helpful if owners bring any imaging, blood work, or other diagnostic test results that have been performed on their pet with them to the consultation appointment.
No referral is necessary for an appointment through the Orthopedic Surgery Service. Please call the appointment desk at 215-898-4680 to schedule an appointment or 215-898-4685 to contact the emergency service.
Current Orthopedics Staff:
Gail Smith, VMD, PhD, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Director of PennHIP
Kimberly Agnello, DVM, MS, DACVS, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Caroline Garzotto, VMD, DACVS, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery
Michelle Giuffrida, VMD