Dr. PJ Rocheleau, DVM, CCRT

Dr. PJ Rocheleau, DVM, CCRT graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004 and began his career in veterinary medicine at Espanola Animal Hospital as an associate in mixed-animal practise. He purchased Espanola Animal Hospital in 2007 and began developing an interest in orthopaedic surgery at that time. Since 2007, orthopaedic and spinal surgery has developed into his passion and primary professional activity. Since 2012 he has completed over 800 hours of course-work alone in orthopaedics, spinal surgery and canine rehabilitation. Dr. Rocheleau has performed thousands of orthopaedic and spinal procedures on Northern Ontario patients including over 800 cruciate ligament surgeries, several thousand fracture repairs and over 1000 arthroscopic procedures.

Dr. Rocheleau’s current interests include clinical research, canine total joint replacement and 3D imaging and printing applications in orthopaedic and spinal surgery. He has developed or participated in the development of several new surgical procedures and surgical instruments, some of which are in publication and have already been incorporated into the curriculum in the training of new surgeons. He is currently working with Arthrex Vet Systems on several projects as a consultant and developer. In 2018, Dr. Rocheleau is an invited speaker or presenter at numerous orthopaedic conferences including AVORE, VA3, ACVS Surgery Summit and the World Veterinary Orthopedic Congress in Barcelona, Spain.