Surgical Services

Learn more about the surgical services at
Brown Equine Hospital

Dr. Keith Brown, Dr. Anne Nicholson, and Dr. Jarrod Younkin are the surgeons at Brown Equine Hospital.  After veterinary school Dr. Brown completed an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and a surgical residency at Michigan State University.  Dr. Nicholson completed an internship at The University of Georgia and a surgical residency at University of Minnesota, where she also received her Master’s Degree.  Both Dr. Brown and Dr. Nicholson are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Younkin completed two internships at Kansas State University & Brown Equine Hospital and a residency at Kansas State University.

BEH surgeons perform both elective and emergency surgical procedures.  Our surgery suite is equipped with a hydraulic surgery table, gas anesthesia machine, electrocardiogram, invasive blood pressure monitor, blood gas analyzer, arthroscopy tower, and more.  Standing surgeries are also performed at Brown Equine Hospital. There is a rough prep room and a fully padded induction and recovery stall.  Our surgical team consists of the surgeon, an anesthetist, and a surgical technician.

Orthopedic Surgeries:

A few examples of the surgical procedures performed at BEH include:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Repair
  • Angular Limb Deformity Correction
  • Check Ligament Desmotomy
  • Arthrodesis
  • Joint/Synovial Structure Lavage (for Sepsis)
  • Neurectomy
  • Sequestrum Removal
  • Splint Bone Surgery
  • String Halt Surgery
  • And More…

Soft Tissue Surgeries

  • Colic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgeries including:
    • Cryptorchid Castration
    • Ovariectomy
  • Upper Airway Surgeries including:
    • Ventriculocordectomy
    • Tie-forward
    • Tie-back
  • Laceration Repairs
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Dental Surgery
  • Enucleation (Eye Removal)
  • Third Eye Lid Removal
  • Urogenital Surgery including:
    • C-Section
    • Perineal Urethrostomy
    • Ruptured Bladder Repair
    • Patent Urachus Repair
    • Cervical Lacerations and Perineal Repairs
  • Castrations (Routine and Cryptorchid)
  • Hernia Repairs
  • Biopsy/Removal of Mass
  • Cribbing Surgery
    And More..
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