Joey Sapora

Clinical Orthopedic Surgeon Veterinary Teaching Hospital


(970) 297-3782

About Joey

Dr. Sapora is a clinical orthopedic instructor at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital and completed his joint small animal surgical residency and masters program at CSU. Following residency, he was in practice in Southern California at a private surgical referral center. He enjoys the outdoors and is excited to return to Fort Collins with his wife Caroline, Flat-Coated Retriever Henry, and cat Alfie.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 2017Master of Science, Colorado State University, 2021


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery
Small Animal


Sapora JA, Hafez A, Monnet E. Ex vivo comparison of hand-sutured versus circular stapled anastomosis in canine large intestine. Veterinary Surgery. 2021 Oct;50(7):1495-501. Sapora JA, Palmer RH, Goh CS. Ventral femoral head and neck ostectomy: Standard versus novel K-wire guided technique using a premeasured ostectomy angle in canine cadavers. Veterinary Surgery. 2021 Aug;50(6):1201-8Sapora JA, Hardie RJ, Evans N. Use of a subcutaneous ureteral bypass device for treatment of bilateral proximal ureteral injury in a 9-month-old cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports. 2019 Mar;5(1):2055116919831856. Torres BT, Dover RK, Sapora JA, Sandberg GS, Budsberg SC. Publication rate and evidence-based evaluation of abstracts presented at the American College of Veterinary Surgeon's annual meeting. Veterinary Surgery. 2016 Jul;45(5):679-83.Stejskal M, Torres BT, Sandberg GS, Sapora JA, Dover RK, Budsberg SC. Variability of vertical ground reaction forces collected with one and two force plates in healthy dogs. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2015;28(05):318-22.

Research Specialty

Small animal arthroscopySmall animal orthopedic traumatology