Dr. Matt O’Donnell is our distinguished veterinary surgeon with years of board-certified experience. After completing his medical studies at UC Davis and graduating with honors, Dr. O’Donnell completed an internship at Oregon State University and a surgical residency at UC Davis. He subsequently became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has performed highly skilled, complex operations in a variety of areas within the field of veterinary surgery; including general surgery, subcutaneous ureteral bypass, cardiac surgery, oncologic surgery, TPLO, fracture repair, joint reconstruction, 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 field. 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!

Surgeries/procedures we offer:

Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

Foreign body obstruction

Gastrointestinal tumors

Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)

Cholecystoenterostomy (gall bladder re-routing)

Liver lobectomy


Subtotal colectomy

Portosystemic shunt surgery


Other abdominal procedures



Lymph node biopsy/removal

Diaphragmatic hernia repair


Urogenital Surgery

Vulvoplasty (for recessed or "hooded" vulva)

Subcutaneous ureteral bypass (for ureteral obstruction)

Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)

Perineal and scrotal urethrostomy (for urethral obstruction)

Urethral prolapse surgery

Nephrectomy (kidney removal) 


Ear, Nose, and Throat Procedures

Upper airway surgery for brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS)

Laryngeal surgery for laryngeal paralysis

Total ear canal ablation (TECABO)

Thyroid/parathyroid removal

Lymph node removal

Salivary mucocele treatment

Minimally Invasive Surgery




Oncologic Surgery

Airway Surgery

Thoracic (chest) surgery

PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) ligation


Lung lobectomy

Pyothorax (infection in the chest)

Chylothorax (accumulation of fluid from the lymphatic system in the chest)

Skin and Reconstructive Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Fracture repair

Tendon and Ligament reconstruction

Femoral head ostectomy (FHO)

Luxated (dislocated) hip

Knee Surgery

TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy)

Lateral Suture ("extracapsular" suture)

MPL (Medial Patellar Luxation) correction

General Anesthesia with an on-site board-certified anesthesiologist available

ICU/Critical Care available on-site if necessary for postoperative recovery



  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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