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Veterinary Surgical Specialists of Northern Virginia, Maryland and D.C.

American College of Veterinary Surgeons

120 East Cornwell Lane
Purcellville, VA 20132
Telephone: 540-338-0878
FAX: 540-338-0879


Dr. Tommy L. Walker, DVM, MS
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Tommy L. WalkerFrom the top of his class to the top of his field, Dr. Tommy L. Walker hailed from Texas A&M University summa cum laude in 1974.  With his neurology residency completed at Auburn University and later his surgery residency at the University of Tennessee, he remained at the latter as Associate Professor of Surgery until 1988.  An esteemed educator, Dr. Walker has lectured at numerous American and European Universities, national and international meetings including a formal address to the World Congress of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. As a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Walker served as Head of the College’s Examination Committee, and was Chairman and educator at the Forum for the Orthopedic and Neurology sections of the College of Surgeons for ten years.  Cambridge University in Cambridge, England welcomed Dr. Walker for a teaching sabbatical from 1987-1988.  His contributions to education have garnered teaching awards at every level. 

Dr. Walker has contributed to numerous journals of veterinary medicine, and has been published in a wide array of scientific documents, papers and proceedings.  His expertise and development of original procedures have earned their way as chapters into textbooks on veterinary orthopedics and neurology. 

Armed with keen sensibilities for veterinary diagnostic and surgical advancement, Dr. Walker worked with Dr. Barclay Slocum in the development of the TPLO procedure for cruciate repair, and continues as one of the foremost surgeons to progressively apply this technique. 

Dr. Tommy L. WalkerThrough his growing referral and onsite practice in the Northern Virginia and Maryland area, Dr. Walker continues to provide the most advanced possible neurological and orthopedic surgical services and aftercare to all of his patients and clients.  With convenient, technologically advanced surgical facilities at his disposal and a competent team of technicians and assistants, Dr. Walker and staff maintain the highest in veterinary medical standards and accessible, personal attention to each client and patient.   

As a community supporter for the health care and placement of homeless or unwanted animals, Dr. Walker works together with referring area veterinarians and rescue organizations to ensure these potential companions the best possible future! 

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