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.
Click here to read our complete mission statement.
Why Kansas City Canine Orthopedics
WHAT IS A SPECIALIST?
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.
THE SPECIALISTS OF SPECIALISTS
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.
MORE CONSISTENT RESULTS, BETTER OUTCOMES
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.
ADVANCED ORTHOPEDIC SERVICES
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.
DIAGNOSTICS & SURGICAL PROCEDURES
- 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
SPORTS MEDICINE SERVICES
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
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.
Thank you for your kind words
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.
We have received excellent care with Dr. Franklin! Can't wait for their orthopedic hospital to open this fall!
Probably some of the best communication I’ve ever had with a medical facility! We haven’t used them for services yet, but we plan to get our pups surgery here. Will update as needed:)
Thanks to Kansas City Canine Orthopedics and Dr. Franklin for going through all the surgical and non-surgical options for my best buddy. He means the world to us and we are lucky to have their awesome team help us!
Dr. Sam Franklin is a very talented compassionate Orthopedic Vet. My CC (mini Auzzie) had a severe double patella luxation last Dec and Dr. Franklin worked with me to diagnose and figure out a surgical plan for my baby. The surgery went very well and CC was back to walking after a few months. Now, 12mo later, she is running and being her playful self and we are about to start agility training. Thank you, Dr. Franklin!