Where the Underdog Always Wins
Our purpose is to push the edge of veterinary medicine by exploring ideas, creating new solutions, inspiring fellow innovators, and teaching the next generation of veterinary leaders.
VOSM treats thousands of orthopedic patients every year, more than a third of them coming to us from other states and abroad. Our specialists are actively engaged in teaching, clinical research, lecturing, publishing, and instructing other board-certified surgeons. That’s one of the reasons VOSM is the place veterinarians bring their own pets for advanced orthopedic care. It’s also why VOSM receives challenging cases from other specialists, and has been entrusted with fixing highly skilled working, performance, and sporting dogs from around the globe.About Us
Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available.
The sub-specialty orthopedic surgeons at VOSM are leaders in their field and are actively engaged in research and development, lecturing and teaching at national and international levels.Learn More
The Spine Center at VOSM is a one-of-a-kind center specializing in advanced and innovative treatment for patients with back pain and injuries, brain diseases, and disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spineLearn More
We have a full staff of certified canine rehabilitation therapists who are skilled in working with post-operative orthopedic and neurologic patients.Learn More
The specialists at VOSM have a strong understanding of the activities performed by and injuries occurring in working and performance dogs.Learn More
We consider surgery to be the last treatment option. If, for whatever reason, surgery isn't necessary or isn't affordable at this time, our practitioners can provide you with a whole host of alternatives.Learn More
Our specialists use a variety of diagnostic tools to help them assess your pet and get them on the road to recovery.Learn More
VOSM was one of the first canine orthopedic sub-specialty groups in the world. The specialists at VOSM are even further sub-specialized into the disciplines of sports medicine, joint replacement, trauma, juvenile orthopedic conditions, regenerative medicine and orthopedic surgical oncology, as well as conservative medical management and rehabilitation treatments for osteoarthritis and soft tissue injuries.Learn More
My family and I are extremely thankful for the excellent work Dr. Canapp and the team at VOSM performed.
From Our first visit to after surgery I was so impressed with the knowledgable, caring staff at VOSM.
Each person at VOSM works with excellence, efficiency, and compassion.
I cannot recommend them highly enough -- if your dog has a cruciate issue, they are the place to go...
...St. Pete on the floor and he walked across the floor with ease — four days after major surgery. I guess miracles still happen.
I will always be grateful to Dr. Knoeckel for, after the longest year of my life and what seemed to be the coming of an end to Reeses’ life between the ages of two and three…for giving me 13 more years with her when no other vet could figure out what ailed her. I applaud him and am thankful for all that he has done for animals before Reeses, after Reeses, for the loving, caring human companions of each those animals in need, and the veterinary community as a whole. Thank you, Dr. Michael Knoeckel, for all you have done and continue to do.