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Thomas Coletti, DVM

Dr. Coletti joined VSS on January 15, 2009 after being selected for a small animal surgery residency. While he enjoys all aspects of surgery, particularly hard tissue surgeries (fracture repairs with both internal and external fixation, TPLO, and correction of medial patella luxation) and soft tissue surgeries. Dr Coletti special interests include lung surgery, liver, gastrointestinal and urologic surgeries, wound therapy and healing, and has used the honey from his own bees to heal some severe wounds.

Dr. Coletti received his DVM from the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, he began his career as a veterinarian gaining valuable experience working in private practice for 4 years and emergency medicine for 8 years, where he developed a love for, and a calling to, surgery. Dr. Coletti completed his surgical residency here at VSS. Dr. Coletti’s research focus was on Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, a surgery to stabilize a knee after a cranial cruciate ligament rupture (anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in a person). This is the most common cause of lameness in the rear limb of dogs. His research entitled “Complications associated with tibial plateau leveling osteotomy: A retrospective of 1519 procedures”.

Dr. Coletti has been active in organized veterinary medicine since graduation. He is currently a member of the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association and The American Veterinary Medical Association. He is the St. Louis delegate to the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, representing the interests of veterinarians from the local communities to the state organization.

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