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Welcome to Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center
in Omaha, NE

We are happy to welcome you to the official website for Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center. Our referral-only small animal clinic specializes in orthopedic procedures that help pets just like yours enjoy renewed comfort, mobility, and health. Our orthopedic team in Omaha, NE regards your pets as natural athletes who make extensive use of their bodies in their everyday lives, from engaging in athletic competitions to simply leaping off of the couch at home. Whether your animal is a professional athlete with an injury or a faithful old companion fighting age-related aches and pains, we can help.

Woman playing with her dog outside.

You may have noticed that our logo is a modified depiction of the constellation Canis Major. But even though our name and logo feature Sirius, the "Dog Star," rest assured that we care for cats and other four-legged athletes as well. We treat each and every patient with the same mix of advanced skill and compassionate care that we would want for our own pets.

Meet Our Orthopedic Veterinarian in Omaha

When your pet is in need of specialized orthopedic surgery, then they need our orthopedic veterinarian in Omaha. As Owner and Chief of Staff of Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center, Dr. Horstman developed a passion for veterinary surgery during his vet school days, turning his focus to orthopedic rehabilitation and surgical techniques. The staff at Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center meets Dr. Horstman’s enthusiasm and provides professional and friendly service to every guest.

Services Offered at Our Orthopedic Vet Clinic

Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center is proud to partner with Five Elements Veterinary Alternatives, a trusted provider of healing, rehabilitation, and wellness therapies. Once we performed the necessary orthopedic surgery here at our vet clinic, we may refer your pet to Five Elements Veterinary Alternatives for post-operative care. This arrangement allows us to offer your pet a complete recovery solution for their orthopedic condition. Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center can provide consultation, bracing, orthotics, and a wide range of surgical options to repair, remodel, or even replace damaged joints. Our orthopedic team can help your pet with conditions such as:

    • Fracture repair
    • Injuries or degeneration in the patella (kneecap), cranial cruciate ligament, meniscus and other knee components
    • Hip dysplasia or luxation
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Joint infections
    • Elbow deformities, fractures, or soft tissue injuries
    • Carpal fractures and other injuries
    • Shoulder injury, developmental disorders, and instability
    • Bone cancer, degenerative conditions, or injuries

Looking for an Orthopedic Veterinarian near Omaha?

If your current veterinary clinic hasn't yet referred you to a skilled orthopedic veterinarian near Omaha or the surrounding area, ask for a referral to Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center. In the meantime, explore our website in detail to learn more about our many services, and feel to contact us at 402-934-1332 with any questions you may have for our orthopedic vet in Omaha. We look forward to helping your pet overcome their orthopedic challenges!

Meet our Surgical Veterinary Team

Learn more about our experienced Veterinary Team

  • Chris Horstman
    DVM, MS, MBA
    Dr. Chris Horstman is the owner and Chief of Staff for the Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center. He was born in Creighton, Nebraska (northeastern Nebraska). His love for animals began at an early age; during visits to his family’s farms.
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  • Rachel H.
    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Rachel and her family moved from Kansas City, MO to Omaha, NE when she was 10 years old. Since moving to Omaha she has lived the good life. She attended Millard North High school and after receiving her diploma went straight to Vaterott College. Here she obtained a veterinary technician degree.
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  • Sarah T.
    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Sarah was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Dayton. She then earned her associates degree in Veterinary Technology.
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  • Kayla T
    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Kayla is born and raised in Omaha and has loved animals for as long as she can remember.
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  • Stephanie S
    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Stephanie grew up in Milwaukee, WI. She attended the University of Wisconsin and received a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2010. Her love for animals lead her to pursue a degree as a Veterinary Technician from Madison College in 2012.
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  • Clarissa H.
    Vet Assistant
    Clarissa is currently enrolled at UNO and is majoring in environmental studies. She has worked in the veterinary field for approximately two years.
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  • Amanda O.
    Vet Assistant
    Amanda grew up in Gretna, Nebraska, and moved to Lincoln after graduating high school. She began working at the Nebraska Animal Medical Center as a veterinary technician assistant, while attending UNL for pre-vet.
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  • Breann B
    Vet assistant
    Bre is a Midwest girl who has lived in Nebraska since she was nine. In 2004 she and her husband moved to Colorado, where she began her career with pets. While living there she obtained her Certification in Dog Behavior (dog trainer) and also worked as a Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant at a Veterinary specialty clinic.
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Meet our Customer Care Team

Learn more about our friendly Customer Care Team

  • Jessica Horstman
    Clinic Administrator
    Jessica was born in Los Angeles, California. Her love for animals began at a young age. She fed every stray in the neighborhood and was always asking her parents if she could bring home more four-legged friends.
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  • Dani G
    Customer Care Representative
    Dani grew up here in Omaha. She is currently pursuing a geophysics major. She is a very creative individual.Dani enjoys painting on canvas, loves photography, plays instruments and does fashion designing.
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What our clients say about us

  • "So happy to have gone here for my dogs TPLO surgery. Dr. Horstman was amazing, the facility is state of the art, and his staff truly cares about your pets! I would highly recommend them!"
    Jill Schurman
  • "We took our beloved 85 lb dog Hadley to Sirius with a torn ACL. We had the TPLO procedure done. From the very first assessment appointment the care was outstanding. The level of service and customer care is the best. They were so patient with us and Hadley. Everything went as planned, pre-surgery, recovery and now three months later our lame dog is now running full speed again with NO signs of a limp or other discomfort. Thank you Sirius for the many years of love and happiness you've brought back to Hadley and our whole family."
    The Moffat's
  • "Sirius Veterinary Ortho Center was awesome. When my 3 lb toy poodle broke his leg I was wondering if he would ever be the same and everyone at the center assured me that he would. They took such wonderful care of him and of me that the fear I felt when I first walked in there quickly subsided. They definitely know what they are doing there and care about their animals health and well being and that of the owners. Thank you Sirius!"
    Joni M.
  • "Pre-Surgery: I felt at ease from the moment I walked in the door. Greeted by staff who were professional, knowledgeable and caring. Dr. Horstman examined my dog during the consultation, verified her injury and explained (in detail) everything about the needed surgery. He was professional, kind and caring. I felt confident that my dog would be in very good hands. Post Surgery: Dr. Horstman showed me the before and after x-rays and reviewed the surgical procedure they had performed. He went over everything I needed to know for post surgical care at home. The technician that did the discharge instructions was very thorough and knowledgeable. All in all a VERY good experience, under the circumstances."
    Elizabeth S.
  • "I am so thankful for Doctor Kennedy's kindness and honesty in referring Papi and I to Doctor Horstman and the Sirius team for Patellar Luxation surgery on both legs. I am also thankful that Doctor Horstman excepted Papi as his patient. Everyone treated us with much kindness and were very helpful during the recovery. Papi now has full use of BOTH of his hind legs. Life is good. Thank you all so much. 😍Peace,Love and Happiness to you all always."
    Jeanne C.
  • "Sirius Veterinary Center was a great place to take our dog. He needed knee surgery and the process was quick, his recovery was as expected and every question or concern I had was handled quickly and professionally (even questions over the phone about his recovery). While our pup is still in the recovery stages, he is doing better every day and was so well treated there he had no anxiety at all returning for x-rays and interacting with the staff. I am hoping our dog has many years of shenanigans and playing ahead of him, thanks to the surgery."
    Colleen K.


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