Ocean State Veterinary Specialists

Veterinary Orthopedics For New England Pets

Veterinary Orthopedics For East Greenwich RI And New England Pets

At Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, our board-certified surgeons are able to manage a variety of orthopedic conditions in pets, which includes disorders of bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons.

Lameness is one of the most common ailments encountered by pet owners. While some minor conditions causing pets to limp can resolve without intervention, any persistent lameness requires veterinary evaluation. Using the latest imaging technology and diagnostic procedures, our specialists can accurately diagnose the cause of orthopedic issues and recommend the most beneficial procedures. OSVS surgeons remain current through extensive professional development and advanced continuing education in order to offer the latest advances in surgical techniques and peri-operative care.

Dr. Chris Ralphs
Dr. Chris Ralphs

Orthopedic Surgical Procedures Include (but are not limited to):

  • Cranial cruciate ligament repair
    • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
    • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
    • Nylon stabilization
  • Other tendon and ligament repair
  • Fracture repair
  • Repair of joint luxations
  • Treatment of congenital and developmental orthopedic diseases
  • Management of chronic lameness

View a gallery of images from a few of our orthopedic cases.

Young dog with broken leg gets a cast.
Young dog with broken leg gets a cast.


As with all surgeries at OSVS, orthopedic surgery patients will be evaluated prior to surgery through a complete pre-operative assessment. All patients receive the benefits of continuous monitoring; a pro-active, multi-modal approach to pain management; and 24-hour post-operative monitoring and care by our emergency/critical care doctors and highly trained technicians.

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists provides high quality, specialized pet care. If you believe your pet may benefit from our surgery services, please speak with your family veterinarian about a referral.

The orthopedic surgeons at OSVS: