Welcome to Colorado Canine Orthopedics & Rehab

At Colorado Canine Orthopedics at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Southern Colorado, our Veterinary Surgeons are committed to providing your pet with the best canine orthopedic surgical healthcare available.  Whether your dog has an obvious orthopedic injury, or you are concerned that they may be in pain, we have the expertise and state-of-the-art tools to put your dog back on the road to an active, healthy life.

Our canine orthopedic specialists are all board certified and highly experienced in the latest treatment for dogs with ACL Tears, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Shoulder Disorders, Arthritis and Intervertebral Disc Disease.

We look forward to providing the highest level of orthopedic care so your dog can return to an active, pain free lifestyle.


Canine ACL Tears

Almost all dogs with ACL tears sit to the side or with the affected leg out to the side, even when asked to do a good sit for a treat. The surgeons at Colorado Canine Orthopedics have performed thousands of successful ACL repairs on dogs with procedures like TPLO.

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Canine Arthroscopy

Nearly all major canine joints can be visualized using arthroscopy. In most cases arthroscopy is used for diagnosis as well as a treatment. It's most commonly used for juvenile bone diseases and ligament injuries including osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the shoulder, elbow, stifle and tarsocrual joints and elbow dysplasia.

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Canine Hip Dysplasia

Signs of canine hip dysplasia usually develop by one year of age, but in some dogs the signs become obvious later in life as the condition worsens. There are successful treatments available for many dogs with hip dysplasia dogs.

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Does it seem like your dog is in pain or not behaving the way they usually do? Use the clickable pet diagram below to find out more about potential causes and canine orthopedic treatment options that can return your dog to a pain free, active lifestyle.

Where does your dog hurt Canine Intervertebral disc disease Canine Hip Dysplasia Canine ACL Tear Canine Shoulder OCD Canine Elbow Dysplasia

Our orthopedic veterinary specialty team includes four board certified veterinary surgeons with over 50 years of combined experience, seven certified veterinary technicians as well as a dedicated, pet loving staff. We believe pets enrich our lives in many ways and constantly strive to make your pets healthy, happy and ready to greet you when you walk in the door.

Dr. Michael Bauer - Colorado Canine Orthopedics Miller web Dr. Scot Swainson - Colorado Canine Orthopedics Dr. Todd Riecks - Colorado Canine Orthopedics 

Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery Center - Colorado, Springs - Colorado Canine OrthopedicsColorado Canine Orthopedics offers advanced orthopedic care in a state-of-the-art veterinary surgery center designed with your dog in mind. You'll find non-slip rubber flooring, dog beds, dog toys, treats, a dog walking path and of course plenty of loving attention. Your pet will recover in a heated recovery area, where they'll get lots of attention in our open concept treatment area. Clients are welcome to stay with their pet prior to surgery and during recovery. You will also have internet access, work space if you choose to bring work and every heart warming dog movie ever made, all in one of our private rooms. We’ll also thoroughly review the detailed discharge packet, which includes the surgeon's personal phone number.

We recognize your time is valuable and most pet owners do not want to leave their four-legged family member over night in the hospital. Thanks to arthroscopy and epidural analgesia most pets are able to go home the day of surgery. Many clients bring their pet for a “consult to surgery” appointment, stay with their pet prior to surgery, get some work done or watch a movie then head home with their pets all in one day; even Saturdays.

We are pleased to offer patients post-surgical and arthritis rehabilitation in the brand new Canine Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center, now open in the Veterinary Specialty Center as sister practice of Colorado Canine Orthopedics.

Canine Rehab Center at Colorado Canine OrthopedicsThe 1,500 square foot facility includes pet specific examination and treatment rooms for laser therapy, ultra-sound therapy, transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation and massage therapy, a large “gym area” for stabilization and strengthening exercises, a wet area with underwater dog treadmills and a gait analysis room.

Our surgeons work closely with the canine rehabilitation team so your pet has the best opportunity for an optimal outcome after their surgery. Your pet's post-operative rehabilitation plan will be individualized to their needs and include a variety of therapeutic modalities, massage and exercises to assist them in their recovery.

To learn more about Canine Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center visit www.caninerehabarthritis.com
or call 719-264-6673. Their team looks forward to working with you discussing any of your questions about canine rehabilitation services.

Payment Options

Colorado Canine Orthopedics and Rehab accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards and of course cash and personal checks.

We also work with CareCredit, GoQualifi and Arc90 loan agencies. Please use the links below for more information about plans available through each of these companies. If payment at the time of surgery causes undue financial hardship additional payment plans may be available on a case-by-case basis.

Arc 90 Care Credit GoQualifi
Arc-90-Global Check
No credit check financing available.
Offer 6 months no interest financing. 2, 3 & 4 year options also available.
Offers various programs, some with 0% interest.

Schedule an Appointment

Call 719-264-6666 or
Click to request your pet's appointment online!

Our staff looks forward to working with you to schedule an evaluation with our doctors to determine if your dog has an orthopedic condition or to discuss surgical options for your pet.
Call: (719) 264-6666
Hours:  Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
             Sat., 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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