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Shanti Jha

1.  Former National Director of Surgery: Thrive Pet Healthcare.
2. Chief Surgeon at
3. Board member(faculty) : AOVET NA.
4. Board Certified Surgeon:


Dr. Jha is a board-certified surgeon and 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 a half years 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 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). Before coming to AMSC, Dr. Jha spent time working as Chief of Surgery at VCA Veterinary Specialist of Seattle from 2012-2016, building an efficient team which helped him in helping small animals needing surgical services. Dr. Jha has now ( Jan 2021) moved to Austin and is incharge of Pet Specialists of Austin’s surgery service.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. Dr. Jha is also 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.

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