Orthopedic Surgery

In an effort to provide pet owners with a wide range of medical and surgical expertise at affordable prices, we collaborate with selected board-certified specialists in a variety of medical fields such as radiology, cardiology and orthopedics. These in-house specialty services are available on most weekdays and include written reports, take-home instructions and therapeutic recommendations.

What is a board certified veterinary specialist?

A board certified veterinary specialist is a veterinarian that has successfully completed the highest level of training in their particular field (i.e. surgery, radiology, cardiology, oncology, etc). This involves completion of 4 years of undergraduate studies, plus 4 years of veterinary school studies, then 1 year of a general rotating internship in the doctor’s chosen field, and finally, a 3-year specialty residency after which the doctor must pass a rigorous certification test.

Dr. Cechner a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS).
Dr. Cechner is a university of Illinois graduated who completed his surgical residency at Purdue University Veterinary School where he later served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Cechner has a strong work ethic, down-to-earth personality, is a professional, and is willing and available to meet with clients when necessary. More than anything, clients and patients are privileged to have access to his vast knowledge and unmatched surgical skills at an affordable cost.​


  • TPLO: Tibial Plato Leveling Osteotomy
  • MPL: Medial Patella Laxation Repair
  • Fracture Repair
  • Other

Soft Tissue:

  • TECA (Total Ear Canal Ablation)
  • Oral Fistual Repair
  • Maxilectomy
  • Ectopic Ureter Repair
  • Other

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) is an organization whose mission is to reduce the incidence of genetic diseases in companion animals. They maintain a large database of dogs and cats to help meet their objectives. OFA forms can be downloaded here.