The surgery department at Peak Veterinary Referral Center provides advanced veterinary services in the fields of orthopedic, neurologic and general surgery, anesthesia and pain management, postoperative critical care, and physical rehabilitation. Our hospital is specifically staffed and designed to enhance and complement the care provided by your primary veterinarian.

We understand that our clients are the best individuals to make major medical decisions for their pets. Our philosophy is to educate our clients on their pets medical conditions and their options for diagnostics and therapy and to support our clients in their decisions.

Our doctors and staff also understand the importance of proper and thorough communication. Rest assured that we will make every effort to be sure you are properly informed of your pets condition at all times and we are always available for additional consultation even after your pet has left the hospital. At Peak we are dedicated to the health of your pet for life.


To contact us directly, please e-mail us.

Articles of Interest: 


Elbow Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia

Shoulder OCD

Sliding Humeral Osteotomy

Tightrope Cruciate Repair

Total Hip Replacement

TPLO Cruciate Repair

Laryngeal Paralysis

Unicompartmental Elbow Resurfacing (CUE)


Meet our Specialists


Kurt S. Schulz, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons  

Dr. Kurt Schulz served for nine years as an Associate Professor of small animal surgery at the University of California, Davis, CA. He was Chief of Surgery at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for four years and the head of small animal orthopedic research.

He is a graduate of Cornell University and completed his residency at Virginia Tech. Dr. Schulz is a co-author of Small Animal Surgery, Small Animal Arthroscopy, and The Pet Lovers Guide to Joint Disease and Osteoarthritis and has published 65 peer reviewed scientific articles. He has also served on the veterinary faculty of Texas A&M University and was a veterinarian in the United States Peace Corps serving in the mountains and desert of Morocco. Dr. Schulz has served on the examination committee for the ACVS and is an international speaker on small animal surgery. He lead an international program focused on Outcomes Measures and Evidence Based Medicine in small animal orthopedics. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife and their two sons.

Kristian Ash, DVM, Surgery

Kristian Ash, DVM
Practice Limited to Surgery

Dr. Kristian Ash received his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK in 2009. He recently completed a Small Animal Surgery Residency at Cornell where he received the John W. Whitefield ’65 Surgery Resident Award. His professional interests include minimally invasive surgery and orthopedics.

In his spare time, Dr. Ash enjoys doing anything outdoors including skiing, and spending time on the water. He has two young dogs including a German Wirehaired Pointer and a Vizsla.