Chris Jordan

BSc(Hons), BVetMed, DECVS, MRCVS
chris jordan
Veterinary Specialist
Small Animal Surgery, TPLO Surgery
chris jordan

At a Glance

Practicing Since:

2008

Board Certified:

DECVS

Specialties Include:

Small Animal Surgery


My Pets:

Loki the enormous cat
As a specialist in small animal surgery, Dr. Christopher Jordan provides a broad range of diagnostic and surgical procedures including orthopedic (i.e. TPLO), neurologic and soft tissue surgical services.

Dr. Jordan graduated from The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, England in 2008. Following graduation, he spent two years in a primary care small animal practice which he thoroughly enjoyed. Dr. Jordan then returned to The RVC where he undertook a rotating internship in the internationally renowned Queen Mother Hospital for Animals - this covered all aspects of small animal referral medicine and surgery and lead to him being awarded a role with the surgery service. During his time at The RVC, Dr. Jordan increased his exposure to referral surgical cases; assisted with undergraduate training and contributed to cutting edge orthopedic and musculoskeletal science research aimed at encouraging improved translation of clinical techniques between human and veterinary surgery.

Dr. Jordan then moved to Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in Winchester, England to complete his surgical training as a European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) Resident in small animal surgery, ultimately leading to him becoming an ECVS Diplomate. During his training, Dr. Jordan undertook numerous externships in Europe and North America.

Prior to joining Tri Lake, Dr. Jordan spent two years at Fitzpatrick Referrals in England which has an extremely high surgical case load and has an international reputation for excellence and innovation in small animal surgery. Whilst at Fitzpatrick Referrals, Dr. Jordan gained exposure to a high number of routine, complex and tertiary referral surgical cases along with having access to some of the most advanced surgical equipment and procedures currently available.

Dr. Jordan is extremely enthusiastic about all aspects of small animal surgery but when pushed, he expresses a particular interest in traumatology, fracture stabilisation and stifle disease.

In addition to clinical work, Dr. Jordan continues to contribute to veterinary surgery through publishing in veterinary journals; writing articles on best practice with surgical cases and lectures at conferences for primary care veterinarians and veterinary surgery Specialists.

Dr. Jordan meets with all his patients to fully assess their condition and he will discuss treatment options and aftercare in detail with you.

Small Animal Surgery

Our Specialist in small animal surgery, Dr. Chris Jordan, provides a broad range of diagnostic and surgical procedures including orthopedic (i.e. TPLO), neurologic and soft tissue surgeries.

Dr. Jordan meets with all his patients to fully assess their condition and he will discuss treatment options, estimates and aftercare in detail with you. Pre and post-operative pain management ensures your furry family member is as comfortable as possible during their stay with us and they will be monitored by a veterinary nurse not just during the procedure but through the night and there is always a doctor either in clinic or on call to our hospital team 24 hours a day.

When your pet is ready to go home you will meet with a veterinary nurse, who will go through their aftercare in detail; additionally, all information will be provided in writing as sometimes there is a lot to remember. Once your pet has returned home, we will monitor their progress through regular phone calls and rechecks. For the majority of the surgeries Dr. Jordan does, to ensure that your pet is back on all paws as soon as possible, we recommend a consultation with our board-certified rehabilitation Specialist, Dr. Tara Edwards, including hydrotherapy in the Okanagan’s only underwater treadmill. During your pet’s recovery and beyond, we are available on the phone or via e-mail 24/7 if you have any questions about your pet’s care.

Your family vet will be kept up to date throughout and will receive copies of all reports, radiographs (if done) and test results so they have a complete record of your pet’s care at our hospital.

Orthopedics

  • Fracture and luxation stabilization
  • Routine, complex and chronic lameness investigation and management as indicated
  • Management of cruciate ligament disease including tibial osteotomy procedures (Slocum tibial plateau levelling osteotomy [TPLO] and cranial closing wedge ostectomy [CCWO])
  • Patella luxation correction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Management of elbow disease and elbow dysplasia
  • ‘Work-up’ of hip disease
  • Arthrodesis
  • Angular limb deformity correction

Soft tissue

  • Gastrointestinal: foreign body surgeries, gastrotomy, enterotomy, intestinal resection and anastomosis, gastropexy, septic peritonitis, biopsies
  • Hepatobiliary: Liver lobectomy, cholecystectomy, biopsies
  • Urogenital surgery: cystotomy, pyometra, urolithiasis, episioplasty, urethrostomy
  • Endocrine: thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, adrenalectomy
  • Thoracic: lung lobectomy, pericardiectomy, patent ductus arteriosus, chylothorax, pyothorax, biopsies
  • Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy: gastropexy, biopsies, cystotomy, vasectomy, ovariectomy, cryptorchid castrate, pericardiectomy
  • Oncologic surgery and reconstruction: skin, orofacial, thoracic, abdominal, perineal, anal sac tumours
  • Splenectomy
  • Perineal and abdominal herniorrhaphy
  • Diaphragmatic rupture repair
  • Wound management and reconstruction
  • Surgical management of brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome (BAOS)
  • Surgical management of laryngeal paralysis
  • Total ear canal ablation and bulla osteotomies

Neurology


  • Neurological examination
  • Management of intervertebral disc disease: hemilaminectomy, ventral slot, lumbosacral decompression, vertebral stabilization
  • Atlantoaxial luxation stabilization
  • Spinal fracture and luxation stabilization
  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection
Tri Lake Animal Hospital & Referral Centre

10564 Powley Court

Winfield, British Columbia V4V 1V5

Main: 250-766-3236

Fax: 250-766-3237

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Sat-Sun: Closed

Referral Hours:

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