Jude Bordelon

Jude Bordelon

Professor of Small Animal Surgery

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Joined the LSU Vet Med Faculty on September 26, 2023



MBA, University of North Carolina, 2019

MS, Oklahoma State University, 2010

DVM, LSU Vet Med, 2002

BS, LSU, 1998


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal)

Research Interest

Orthopedic implant design, minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, biomechanics, wound management, total joint replacement, computer assisted surgical planning, surgical site infection, time-driven activity-based costing in veterinary hospitals

Teaching Interest

Small animal orthopedic and soft tissue surgery

Clinical Interest

Small animal orthopedic surgery, minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, computer assisted surgical planning, regenerative medicine, fracture and joint stabilization, total joint replacement


Bordelon JT. Surgical drains are useful in small animal wound management. DVM360. 2023 Aug;54(7) 55.

Aulakh KS, Dongaonkar KR, Barnes K, Gines AJ, Bordelon JT, Hulse D, Aulakh HK, Liu CC. Influence of orthopedic examination on lameness scores and interobserver and intraobserver agreement in dogs with naturally occurring elbow osteoarthritis. Vet Surg. 2020 Apr;49(3):455-462. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13390. Epub 2020 Feb 5. Erratum in: Vet Surg. 2021 Jul;50(5):921. PMID: 32022284.

Bordelon JT, Bartels KE. Application of evidence-based medicine to recurrence of Hansen’s type I intervertebral disc disease in dogs: A justification for continuation of study into percutaneous laser disc ablation? Photonics & Lasers in Medicine. 2012 May 1;1(2):81-7.

Bordelon J, Coker D, Payton M, Rochat M. An in vitro mechanical comparison of tibial plateau levelling osteotomy plates. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2009;22(6):467-72. doi: 10.3415/VCOT-08-04-0041. Epub 2009 Oct 29. PMID: 19876517.

Bordelon JT, Newcomb BT, Rochat MC. Surgical removal of a Cuterebra larva from the cervical trachea of a cat. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2009 Jan-Feb;45(1):52-4. doi: 10.5326/0450052. PMID: 19122066.

Bordelon JT, Rochat MC. Use of a titanium mesh for cranioplasty following radical rostrotentorial craniectomy to remove an ossifying fibroma in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2007 Dec 1;231(11):1692-5. doi: 10.2460/javma.231.11.1692. PMID: 18052805.

Bordelon JT, Reaugh HF, Rochat MC. Traumatic luxations of the appendicular skeleton. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2005 Sep;35(5):1169-94, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2005.05.007. PMID: 16129138