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GENERAL SURGERY

Specialized Services and Surgeries

All surgeries requiring general anesthesia are supported by our dedicated team of board-certified anesthesiologists and experienced technicians. We provide a safe and optimal experience specifically tailored to each horse’s needs, utilizing the latest monitoring equipment to oversee each patient before, during and after surgery.

We routinely manage complex surgical cases in collaboration with our other on-site specialists in cardiology, radiology, pathology, ultrasonography and ophthalmology to ensure a multidisciplinary approach and the highest standard of exceptional care in a single location. We work as a team supported by dedicated and experienced residents, interns, veterinary technicians and senior veterinary students to provide each patient with personalized, intensive care 24 hours a day.

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Our Doctors

  • Dr. Thomas Jenei

    Thomas Jenei

    DVM, DACVS, Associate Medical Director

  • Dr. Carl Kirker-Head

    Carl Kirker-Head

    VetMB, MA, DACVS, DECVS

Dr. Thomas Jenei

Thomas Jenei

DVM, DACVS, Associate Medical Director

Dr Thomas Jenei is a board-certified veterinary surgeon with a clinical focus in soft tissue surgery including gastrointestinal disease, surgical oncology and traumatic injuries. Dr. Jenei obtained his DVM from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009. Dr. Jenei was drawn to Tufts for its diverse expertise and the opportunity to treat horses for a wide variety of conditions, ranging from acute traumatic injuries, such as lacerations and fractures to gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Jenei is the Associate Medical Director and Assistant Clinical Professor in Large Animal Surgery at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and has a strong research and clinical interest in the surgical and post-operative care of colic patients. Dr. Jenei grew up riding horses as a 4-H member, and his experiences competing and working with horses led him to pursue a veterinary career.

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Dr. Carl Kirker-Head

Carl Kirker-Head

VetMB, MA, DACVS, DECVS

Dr. Carl Kirker-Head is an orthopedic surgeon, equine sports medicine expert and Professor of Large Animal Surgery at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. As the Marilyn M. Simpson Chair in Equine Medicine, his research and clinical interests range from internal fixation and corrective farrier to the use of pharmaceuticals. As Director of the Orthopedic Research Laboratory, Dr. Kirker-Head’s research interests include bone, tendon, ligament, and cartilage growth, grafting and remodeling. He is also involved in research on equine skeletal tissue engineering and orthopedic device development, as well as less invasive (catheter-based) interventions. Dr. Kirker-Head is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons as well as the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

General Surgery Service

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