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Simon Roe, BVSc, PhD, Dip. ACVS

Simon Roe

Professor, Orthopedics
Phone: 919.513.6334
Clinic: 919.513.6588
Fax: 919.513.6464


University of New South Wales, PhD, 1992, Biomechanics
University of Illinois, MS, 1985, Biomechanics
University of Melbourne, MVSt, 1982, Small Animal Surgery
University of Queensland BVSc, 1979, Veterinary Science

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, 1997 – 2006
Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, 1991 – 1997
Clinical Instructor, University of Sydney, 1985 - 1986
Residency in Surgery, University of Illinois, 1982 – 1985


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1992
Member, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, 1987

Specialty (VHC - Orthopedic Service)

Orthopaedic Surgery of dogs and cats
Specific interests include Total hip replacement, interlocking nails for fracture repair, cruciate ligament surgery, cerclage wires and external fixators

Research Interests

Biomechanics of musculoskeletal system – specifically, fracture healing and fracture fixation, ligament and tendon healing, cranial cruciate ligament replacement techniques, total hip replacement

Selected Publications

McCulloch, R, Mente, P, Marcellin-Little, D, Roe SC: Resistance to subsidence of an uncemented femoral stem after cerclage wiring of a fissure, Vet Surg, 2011.

Lascelles BDX, Freire M, Roe SC, et al. Evaluation of functional outcome after BFX total hip replacement using a pressure sensitive walkway. Vet Surg, 2010; 39:71-77.

Vince KJ, Lascelles BDX, Mathews KG, Altier C, Roe SC. Evaluation of wraps covering the distal aspect of pelvic limbs for prevention of bacterial strike-through in an ex vivo canine model. Vet Surg, 2008; 37:406-411.

Roe SC, Kue J, Gemma J: Isometry of potential suture attachment sites for the cranial cruciate ligament deficient canine stifle, VCOT 2008; 21:215-220.

Vianna M, Roe SC. Mechanical comparison of two knots and two crimp systems for securing nylon line used for extra-articular stabilization of the canine stifle, Vet Surg 35:567-572, 2006.

Davis KM, Roe SC, Mathews KG, Mente PL. Median sternotomy closure in dogs: A mechanical comparison of technique stability, Veterinary Surgery, 2006; 35(3):271-7.

Grafinger MS, Roe SC, Spodnick G, Smith E. Biomechanical comparison of dual interlocking single loop and double loop tension band techniques to the classic AO tension band technique for repair of olecranon osteotomies in dogs, Vet Surg, 36: 141 – 148, 2007.