Mandeville, LA Veterinarian
Robert Hancock, DVM, MS, DACVS, CHT-V

Surgeon and Hospital Director

Robert Hancock, DVM, MS, DACVS, CHT-V, mandeville veterinary surgeon New Orleans native Dr. Robert Hancock graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He completed a one-year medicine and surgery internship at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2001 followed by a three-year surgical residency at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. He is certified in the TTA & TPLO procedures, Penn Hip, Kyon Cementless Total Hip Replacement, and Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine. He is trained and certified in PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and BMAC (bone marrow aspirate concentrate) cell therapy with Companion Regenerative Therapies. Additionally, he is certified in Stem Cell Therapy through VetStem and Medivet.

Dr. Hancock's areas of specialization include orthopedics and sports medicine, canine rehabilitation and pain management, orthopedic regenerative medicine, and hyperbaric medicine. He has a special interest in knee stabilization surgery (including TPLO and TTA procedures) as well as minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Hancock is published in a number of peer-reviewed veterinary journals and his research publication was awarded Best Clinical Research by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2005.

Additionally, Dr. Hancock fulfilled the rigorous requirements to earn board certification status by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2006. He is a member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, the Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons, the American Canine Sports Medicine Association, the Veterinary Hyperbaric Medicine Society, and the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association. He is the owner, hospital director, and a practicing board-certified surgeon at South Paws Veterinary Specialists.

Dr. Hancock's wife Jennifer, a Registered Veterinary Technician, is the head technician at South Paws Veterinary Specialists. They have a beautiful daughter named Madison.