Chris Jordan

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

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


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.
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TPLO Surgery

The most common cause of rear limb lameness in dogs is a disease of the cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL). This painful problem also leads to degenerative changes +/- instability in the stifle joint (which, despite its location, actually corresponds to the human knee joint). 

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), is a surgical procedure which leads to 95% of dogs returning to normal function including running, jumping and playing.

Cranial cruciate ligament disease is the most common orthopedic problem seen in dogs. Approximately 1 in 700 people suffer from a similar problem (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Disease) but approximately 1 in 70 dogs are diagnosed with CrCL each year. CrCL disease can be crippling if left untreated. 

Over the last 20 years, a technique known as TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) has been scientifically proved to be the best surgical technique to deal with CrCL disease in the dog. Through a cut (osteotomy) through the upper portion of the tibia (‘shin bone’) and flattening (‘levelling’) of the slope on the top of the tibia stifle joint, the forces through the stifle are modified in such a way that an intact cranial cruciate ligament is no longer needed for normal function of the stifle. A bone plate and screws are utilized to stabilise the cut bone whist it heals.

The TPLO was designed by a veterinary surgeon in the United States named Dr. Barclay Slocum out of Eugene Oregon. It was the first veterinary surgery that was ever patented. One of his goals was to design a surgery for CrCL disease that allowed working/performance dogs to return to work following repair; with a TPLO, this is often achieved.

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

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