Dr. Shanti Jha, our surgeon, earned a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) with honors from Nagpur Veterinary College, Maharashtra, India in 2001. After BVSc, he did an MS from Oregon State University in 2005. Dr. Jha was a general small animal physician for one and half a year in Syracuse, NY after completing an ECFVG certification from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed a surgical internship at Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado, Loveland, CO in 2009. Following this, he completed a Small Animal Surgery Residency at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in July 2012. In 2013 Dr. Shanti Jha became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (board certified small animal surgeon). Dr Jha spent working as Chief of surgery at VCA Veterinary Specialist of Seattle for the last four years (2012-2016), building an efficient team which helped him in helping small animals needing surgical services. Apart from general orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, Dr. Jha has also been heavily trained in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques. He has been doing Minimally invasive fracture repairs and arthroscopic correction of joint abnormalities for the last four years. He thoroughly enjoys laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures like lap-assisted gastropexy, laparoscopic ovariectomy, laparoscopic biopsies, thoracoscopic pericardiectomy and thoracoscopic partial lung lobectomy. He is an AOVET faculty and enjoys teaching orthopedic courses in the US and abroad. His orthopedic areas of expertise include arthroscopy, fracture management of limbs and spine, angular limb deformity correction and joint surgeries. His other orthopedic interest includes joint replacement surgeries like total hip arthroplasty (THA) in dogs. Dr. Jha is available for referral appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.