Orthopedic Surgery


Sports Medicine



Samuel P Franklin, MS, DVM, PhD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery (Small Animal)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (Canine)
ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Small Animal Orthopedics


Dr. Franklin earned his DVM cum laude from Colorado State University in 2007 followed by an internship at the University of Pennsylvania. He then moved to the University of Missouri to complete a small animal surgical residency and a PhD investigating the use of stem cells and bioabsorbable materials for replacing arthritic canine hips. Dr. Franklin was an assistant professor of orthopedics and sports medicine at the University of Georgia. At the University of Georgia he pursued his interests in minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, regenerative medicine, use of orthobiologics such as platelet-rich plasma and stem cells, and musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging. He has published over 38 peer-reviewed journal articles, seven book chapters, and provided over 60 presentations at national and international veterinary meetings. He is a board-certified diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and he is an ACVS Founding Fellow in the field of Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery.


Over 38 peer reviewed publications and more in progress; Dr. Sam Franklin is committed to advancing the health of our canine companions