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Surgery and Orthopedics

Vet Orthopedics


Gruda Veterinary Hospital offers a state-of-the-art veterinary surgery and orthopedics suite. We provide the best in surgical management and offer the safest anesthetic protocols. Our veterinary surgery and orthopedics capabilities are the result of intensive training, education, and experience.

Surgeries offered at our Santa Fe veterinary hospital include but are not limited to abdominal exploratory surgery, bladder surgery, intestinal resection and anastomosis, amputations, mammary surgery, and many orthopedic veterinary surgery services.


July 2021 – After 30+ years in the veterinary profession providing excellence in general practice and surgery, Dr. Gruda is steering his focus solely on surgery and oncologic conditions.  Being a respected leader in the community, Dr. Gruda recognizes the need to offer his skill and expertise primarily in these areas of veterinary medicine for our community and the surrounding areas.  Dr. Gruda understands the stress on a family when a pet is in need of specialize care.  He will provide a personalized treatment plan, allowing you to give the best care for your canine and feline family members.


In addition to the general surgical services above, Dr. Gruda provides advanced surgical procedures for his clients and referral veterinarians. In addition to the education and training in veterinary school, Dr. Gruda has advanced his surgical knowledge throughout his career by attending surgical conferences, surgical wet labs, hands on surgery training with a surgical specialist, and has over 30 years of experience.  Dr. Gruda also provides overnight/24 hour care and monitoring on orthopedic surgery days.  Some but not all of these procedures include:

*TPLO-for chronic cranial cruciate rupture. Over 1,300 performed to date.

*TTA-also for cranial cruciate rupture.

*TPO and JPS-for hip dysplasia.

*PAUL-for elbow dysplasia.

*MPL-for patients with dislocating knee caps.

*Fracture Repair-for both simple and complicated fractures using ALPS System (titanium implants) and standard stainless steel alloy implants


*Wound Reconstruction

*Arthrodesis/Joint Fusion

*Angular Limb Deformity

*Tendon/Ligament Repair/Reconstruction