Pet Orthopedic Referral

Our orthopedic team will ensure your referred clients feel educated, informed, and comfortable with their pet’s procedure.

Pet Orthopedic Referral

Following Dr. Gauger’s retirement in early 2023, our orthopedic surgical services have been in the skilled hands of Dr. Tim Gintz and Dr. Stuart Sherburne. Dr. Gintz began working with Dr. Gauger prior to his retirement and has more than three decades of experience in orthopedic surgery, including more than 1,000 successful TPLO procedures. Dr. Sherburne has experience in fracture repair and joint disease and regularly utilizes minimally invasive surgical techniques. Both Drs. Sherburne and Gintz have trained extensively with nationally recognized experts in veterinary orthopedics, and they’re ready to coordinate with you to provide trusted care for your patients’ orthopedic needs.

Our surgical suite is large, modern, and equipped with advanced patient monitoring technology, digital imaging, and an extensive array of state-of-the-art orthopedic instrumentation. Our orthopedic team will ensure your referred clients feel educated, informed, and comfortable with their pet’s procedure. We will actively collaborate with you to ensure superior patient care from the first consultation to post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation.


Our Orthopedic Services Include:

Fracture Repair

Joint Disease

TPLO Surgery


Cranial Cruciate Disease

Elbow Dysplasia

Medial Patellar Luxation

Norway Veterinary Hospital is now offering

Synovetin OA® is a different approach that offers an easy and long-lasting way to treat your dog’s limp and offer the pain relief he or she needs to become an active, life-loving pet again.

Very easy
Just 1 simple,
out patient treatment

Very convenient
No more of the headaches and safety concerns of daily pills or chews

Very safe
Unlike traditional arthritus medicines for dogs, Synovetin OA is non-systemic

Very long lasting
Up to 1 vear of
Pain relief

Norway Veterinary Hospital is excited to be offering this
unique way to treat your dog’s elbow arthritis.

All that’s required is a sedative, and then our specially trained and licensed veterinarians will treat your dog’s affected joints) with a dose of Synovetin OA.

Dogs can generally go home the same day and return to whatever level of activity they are comfortable with, while Synovetin OA goes to work to reduce the arthritis inflammation and pain.

Interested in Learning More?
Please give us a call at 207-743-6384 or
email us at
This procedure can only be performed by licensed veterinarians at veterinary hospitals permitted to use internal radiation therapy. On rare occasions, discomfort in the treated elbow has been seen in dogs that can last up to 72 hours after treatment.
Short-term home-care instructions must be followed after treatment to minimize extended close contact such as co-sleeping.