Lindsey Kurach

Dr. Kurash
Dr. Kurash

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


My Pets:

Two dogs (Darwin & Newton)
Two cats (Lynx and Lyric)

Dr. Lindsey Kurach was born and raised in Spruce Grove, Alberta. She attended Western College of Veterinary Medicine for her veterinary degree. After graduating from the WCVM in 2010, Dr. Kurach completed a one year small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Centre in Toronto and then came to VCA Canada Guardian Veterinary Centre for a one year small animal surgical internship, which she completed in 2012. In 2015, Dr. Kurach completed her three year small animal surgical residency in Michigan State University, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Kurach has an interest in minimally invasive osteosynthesis for fracture repair using interlocking nails and locking plates, as well as wound management and reconstructive surgeries.

In her free time, she spends quality family time with her husband, three daughters, and her four fur kids.


Clinical Veterinary Advisor: 4th Edition, edited by Etienne Cote (2018)

Authored Chapters: -Aural Hematomas -Peritonitis (general)

Authored: Lindsey Kurach

Published: 2018
The Effect of Low Level Laser Therapy on the Healing of Open Wounds in Dogs

Objective: To evaluate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on acute, full-thickness wound healing in dogs.

Authored: Lindsey Kurach, Bryden J. Stanley, Krista Gazzola, Michele Fritz, Barbara Steficik, Joe Hauptman, Kristen Seymour

Published: Veterinary Surgery 2015: 44 (8) 988-996
Acute hind limb paralysis secondary to an extradural spinal cord Cryptococcus gattii lesion in a dog

Objective Abstract: A 2-year-old, spayed female, German short-haired pointer was presented with a 1-day history of non-ambulatory paraplegia with absent deep pain perception. A computed tomography scan revealed an irregular eighth thoracic vertebral body and an extradural compressive lesion. Decompression was performed and abnormal tissues were submitted for analysis. Findings were consistent with a Cryptococcus gattii infection.

Authored: Lindsey Kurach, Chris Wojnarowicz, Tom Wilkinson, Colin Sereda

Published: Canadian Veterinary Journal 2013: 54 (5) 463 - 466
Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer of the Trapezius Flap in 20 Dogs and a Wallaby

Objective: To determine the feasibility, complications, and clinical outcome of consecutive free trapezius flap transfers in 20 dogs and a wallaby.

Authored: Lindsey Kurach, Mark Smith, J. Dave Fowler

Published: Vet Surg 2013: 42 (2) 170-175.
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All veterinarians are able to perform surgery as part of their veterinary practice. However, difficult cases may be best managed by a specialist. Board-certified surgeons work closely with the owner and the primary veterinarian before and after surgery in a team approach to ensure continuity of care for your pet.

In addition to having advanced surgical training, our surgeons also have highly qualified technologists and support staff with advanced knowledge, access to state-of-the-art facilities, and equipment that may not be available to your primary veterinarian.

Following surgery and any postoperative follow-up care, the primary veterinarian resumes ongoing care of the pet.

VCA Canada Guardian’s veterinary surgeons are dedicated to providing the very best in surgical care. They also act as a resource for your primary veterinarian by providing consultations on difficult or unusual cases. We are always striving to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your pet.


Our Facility

VCA Canada Guardian Veterinary Centre has four fully-equipped operating rooms that use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment. Advanced diagnostic imaging tests like digital radiography, fluoroscopy, CT or CAT scan and ultrasound help evaluate patients before and after surgery.

Guardian Veterinary Centre

5620-99 Street

Edmonton, AB T6E 1V2

Main: 780-436-5880

Fax: 780-436-6222

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Referral Services:

Mon - Fri
8am - 4pm

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