Kansas City Canine Orthopedics

Let’s get back to play

Our Mission: What Inspires Us

Our goal is to return 100% of our patients to the activity they love and enjoy, whether that is leisurely walks in the neighborhood, playing with unbridled enthusiasm at the dog park, or having a clean run at an agility competition.
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Why Kansas City Canine Orthopedics


A specialist, such as a board-certified veterinary surgeon (Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons; abbreviated DACVS), is a veterinarian who has completed 4-5 years of rigorous residency surgical training after veterinary school and passed the board-certification exam. Only veterinarians with the letters DACVS after their name are certified surgeons.


With continuing advances in medical knowledge and treatments, there is a need for sub-specialization in veterinary medicine. Just as human orthopedic surgeons do not spend time doing intestinal surgery, but focus solely on orthopedics, veterinary orthopedic surgeons are sub-specialized. Kansas City Canine Orthopedics has been exclusively dedicated to the most advanced orthopedics and sports medicine over the last 10 years with board-certification in surgery, a PhD in canine hip replacement, the only board-certified sports medicine specialist in Kansas City, and has one of only 18 surgeons in the world with fellowship status in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery.


For athletes (human or canine), it is not only the desire to win during a competition that results in success; it’s the dedication to training and preparation that ultimately results in championships. Kansas City Canine Orthopedics’ commitment to obtaining the highest level of qualifications matters because ultimately the knowledge and skill developed with such extensive training, research, and preparation equate to more consistent results and better outcomes for our patients. And, as our mission statement affirms, it is our desire for success in 100% of our patients that drives us to seek to be the best orthopedic and sports medicine specialists in the Midwest.


Our world-class, board-certified surgeons are dedicated to providing the most advanced canine orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal assessment to ensure your companion receives the most appropriate and comprehensive treatment available.


  • Minimally Invasive Arthroscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair with Arthroscopy: TPLO, CBLO, Cranial Closing Wedge Osteotomy, TightRope, Extra-capsular repair
  • Joint Replacement and Resurfacing
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Tendon Injury Repair
  • Minimally Invasive or Open Fracture Repair
  • Patellar Luxation Correction
  • Angular Limb Deformity Corrective Osteotomy
  • Advanced Imaging, 3D Printing, and Virtual Surgery Planning


Our team has extensive training, experience, and expertise in the non-surgical treatment and optimization of athletic performance in agility, flyball, coursing, retrieving, and hunting dogs. Click here to learn more about what a board-certified canine Sports Medicine specialist is.

  • Comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of problems that affect canine athletes and working dogs
  • Diagnostic nano-arthroscopy including for
    • Medial shoulder instability
    • Elbow disorders
    • Stifle (knee) injuries
  • Canine orthobiologics including
    • Platelet-rich plasma
    • Stem cell therapy (ie stromal vascular fraction, bone marrow aspirate concentrate)
    • Autologous protein solution  
Our Team

Meet Our Veterinary Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Team

The specialized veterinary orthopedics and sports medicine team at Kansas City Canine Orthopedics is committed to alleviating pain and optimizing mobility, function, strength, and quality of life. Learn more about our outstanding doctors and staff and their passion for veterinary orthopedics and sports medicine.

Dr. Samuel P. Franklin


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Dr. Andrew Goodman

Dr. Andrew Goodman


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Dr. Ashley Franklin

DVM, Chief Management Officer

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Hearing from our clients and seeing our patients back in action is what drives us! Thank you for taking the time to let us know that we have helped you and your canine companion get back to what you love.