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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.

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.

Due to our high success rate for excellent surgical outcomes, VOSM receives patients from all over the country and across the world. Universities, other specialty veterinary groups, and general practice veterinarians all refer patients and entrust us with returning their own companion and performance dogs to full activity.

The surgeons at VOSM have performed thousands of procedures for cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tears.

VOSM is one of the world's leading groups for arthroscopy, using it as both a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. Conditions for all joints (shoulder, elbow, carpus, hip, stifle, hock), and all patients (dogs and cats) can and should have procedures performed arthroscopically. This is the standard of care in humans and horses and should be for your companion as well. The VOSM team is also a leader in intra-operative fluoroscopy.

VOSM has a productive and highly successful total hip replacement system. Our success rates are much higher and complications much lower than those reported in industry publications. VOSM also offers other therapies and treatments for canine hip dysplasia.

Limb salvage procedures for cancer, regenerative medicine for soft tissue injuries, joint injections for osteoarthritis, and orthopedic devices (braces, slings, prosthetics, etc.) are all utilized at VOSM.

Included in VOSM's state-of-the-art facility is an advanced gait analysis system, which helps to objectively assess dogs for injury as well as provide a baseline for follow-up orthopedic assessments.

The process begins with an orthopedic consultation to provide a definitive diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan.

Below, we've included an image of a dog. When you click on various parts of the body (neck & spine, hip, shoulder, elbow, carpus, knee, ankle, foot), you'll see a list of possible conditions.

Orthopedic Surgery Specialists

  • Dr. Sherman Canapp
  • Dr. Chris Leasure
  • Dr. Stephanie Majeski

Our specialists have extensive experience treating dogs with each of these conditions and can provide you with treatment options - both surgical and non-surgical - to allow your canine athlete the ability to return to full function.

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Procedures Performed at VOSM

  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Amputations
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bone Biopsies
  • Bone Grafts
  • Distraction Osteogenesis
  • Iliac Fracture
  • Implant Removal

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Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group


10975 Guilford Rd, Ste B Annapolis Junction, MD 20701


Mon-Fri: 8 AM to 6 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM to 4 PM