Dr. Matt O’Donnell is our distinguished veterinary surgeon with six years of board-certified experience behind him. After ambitiously completing his medical studies at UC Davis and graduating with honors, Dr. O’Donnell accomplished a surgical residency and passed his boards immediately after (also at UC Davis). He has performed highly skilled, complex operations in a variety of expertise areas; including general surgery, subcutaneous ureteral bypass, oncologic surgery, TPLO, fracture repair and other orthopedic surgeries, and minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy). He is also the published author of multiple written works within the veterinary surgery industry (see below). Dr. O’Donnell is prepared to give your pet qualified, comprehensive care with a well-rounded education and a growing portfolio of unique patient cases. Call us today to schedule an appointment!



  1. O'Donnell MD, Warnock JJ, Bobe G, Scholz RP, Wiest JE, Nemanic S. Use of computed tomography to compare two femoral head and neck excision ostectomy techniques as performed by two novice veterinarians. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2015;28(5):295-300.
  2. Sutton JS, Garcia TC, Stover SM, Sturges BK, O'Donnell M, Kapatkin AS. Kinetic and kinematic gait analysis in the pelvic limbs of normal and post-hemilaminectomy Dachshunds. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2016 May 18;29(3):202-8.

  3. Séguin B, O'Donnell MD, Walsh PJ, Selmic LE. Long-term outcome of dogs treated with ulnar rollover transposition for limb-sparing of distal radial osteosarcoma: 27 limbs in 26 dogs. Vet Surg. 2017 Oct;46(7):1017-1024.


Book Chapter:

  1. O’Donnell MD, Culp WT. Chapter 28: Tracheal Collapse. In: Aronson L (ed.) Small Animal Surgical Emergencies. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. December, 2015.

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