About the Specialist

About the specialist

Dr. Ayyappan completed his B.VSc in 1986, M.VSc in Veterinary Surgery in 1988 and a PhD in Veterinary surgery in 1996 from Madras Veterinary College having stood first in all the programmes. Dr. Ayyappan was perhaps the first veterinarian to use cutting edge AO techniques for fracture repair in small animals. His passion has been small animal fracture repair, paediatric orthopaedics, skeletal deformity corrections, Joint affections and Neurology. He possesses 27 years of clinical and teaching experience in small animal orthopaedics and neurosurgery both  in India and abroad.

Dr Ayyappan was the first veterinarian from India to complete a 2 month orthopaedic training with an AO fellowship at the Small animal hospital, University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1994. He is also the first veterinarian from India to complete the basic, advanced and special training in small animal orthopaedic surgery at AO-International, Davos, Switzerland in 1994, 1995 and 1999. He subsequently completed a two year Clinical Post-doctoral fellowship in Orthopaedic surgery with Dr. Gert Breur, Professor of small animal orthopaedics and neurosurgery and Director of Translational Research at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, USA from October, 2000-August, 2002.

Dr. Ayyappan further completed the 9th Annual Complete Course in External Skeletal Fixation at the college of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, USA in 2001. He was also a consultant small animal veterinarian at a superspeciality hospital in Singapore for 2 months in 2009. Dr. Ayyappan was selected for an advanced AOVET fellowship training in small animal orthopaedic surgery at the Cummings school of Veterinary medicine, Tufts University, USA which he completed from December 2012 to January 2013. Dr. Ayyappan was the first Veterinarian to adapt and establish the philosophy and principles of internal fixation of fractures and pioneer the introduction of numerous small animal orthopaedic techniques using the AOVET principles in this country.

Dr. Ayyappan is trained in PENNHIP procedure for evaluation and diagnosis of hip dysplasia in dogs. He has mentored and trained numerous students and veterinarians throughout India in the basic concepts of small animal orthopaedics. He has authored 75 clinical publications and 25 popular articles on pet practice. He is a recipient of eighteen gold medals in his academic career. Dr. Ayyappan is a well-known speaker and has presented numerous guest lectures and attended major international and national conferences and symposiums.

Dr. Ayyappan organised and co-chaired the Basic AOVET international course in small animal fracture management in 2012 which was conducted for the first time in India. He has also worked as a small animal orthopaedic and neuro surgeon and a faculty in the School of Veterinary Medicine, The University of the West Indies for a period of three years.  Dr. Ayyappan has completed courses in Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic surgery in Las Vegas, USA ( 2016), Masters course in corrective osteotomy in Orlando,        USA( 2016), Advanced courses in Spinal surgery in LAS Vegas, USA( 2014, 2017) and a Total Hip Replacement course, Boston, USA ( 2017). Dr. Ayyappan is an AOVET member and Life member of Indian society for Veterinary surgery and International society for the advancement of canine practice.

Dr. S. Ayyappan also consults at Dr.Pradeep Rana’s Nitibagh pet clinic, Dr. Ranjit Kharb’s pet clinic and Dr. Gautam unny’s Amrita pet clinic in New Delhi, Dr. Lakshmi’s Animal care clinic at Hyderabad, Pets101, Chennai and Dr. Ramani Jairam’s pet clinic in Mumbai.


Pets are wonderful and special family members who gives us unconditional love and great joy with their antics and companionship through all stages of our lives, and have unspoken trust and loyalty. The support of these unique relationship is a responsibility pet parents accept gladly. The responsibility of a veterinarian is to provide quality, personalized health care to companion animals and to treat patients with compassion and respect. The objective of this specialised service is to provide high quality orthopaedic and neurology service to pet parents and to referral cases from practitioners. We are fully aware of the special role pets play in the family and are committed to support your pets health care in the speciality area of orthopaedics and neurology. Our endeavour is to ensure that pets together enjoy many happy years of healthy, pain free and active life