Dr. Rodrigo Roca


Dr. Rodrigo Roca

Limited to the Practice of Surgery

Dr. Rodrigo Roca recently completed a surgical residency at Oklahoma State University before moving back to his hometown in Los Angeles. His additional surgical experience includes a surgical internship in Austin, TX and a rotating internship at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA. 

Dr. Roca has broad experience in soft tissue, surgical oncology, surgical neurology, and orthopedic cases. He has a keen interest in fracture management, degenerative joint disease, and joint replacement. Dr. Roca contributed his research towards extracapsular and biomechanical altering procedures for cruciate disease in canines. Other topics have included novel methods for fracture fixation in raptors, differences in outcomes for positioning of perineal urethrostomy procedures, and addressing the impact of telemedicine between clients and veterinarians.  

Currently, he focuses his surgical practice on minimally invasive techniques for orthopedic and soft tissue cases. He works closely with our rehabilitation, cardiology, neurology, critical care, nutrition, and internal medicine services to provide the best care for your beloved pets.  

Surgical Procedures: 

  • Arthroscopy (Stifle, Hip, Elbow, Tarsus, Carpus)  
  • Laparoscopy (Ovariectomy, Gastropexy)  
  • Fracture stabilization  
  • Abdominal procedures  
  • Thoracic procedures 
  • Brachycephalic airway procedures 
  • Subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUBs) 
  • Joint Stabilization (TPLO, CBLO, extracapsular implant, open hip reduction, arthrodesis, medial patellar luxation) 

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