Jose Garcia-Lopez

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Professional Bio

A fascination with equine athletes and sports medicine drew Dr. Jose Garcia-Lopez to join the faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and its Hospital for Large Animals, where he specializes in lameness, orthopedic, and respiratory surgery for its equine patients.In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Garcia-Lopez also serves as a facilitator of the Problem-Based Learning course for first-year veterinary students, as well as contributing to courses in food animal orthopedics and equine musculoskeletal courses.Dr. Garcia-Lopez's areas of clinical expertise and interests include: lameness with advanced imaging such as nuclear scintigraphy, MRI, CT, and orthopedic surgery as well as upper respiratory surgery, especially procedures using lasers and other emerging techniques. In addition, his area of research expertise includes development and testing of new instrumentation and implants used in equine orthopedic surgery. He continues to improve and develop new techniques and instrumentation which aid in management and treatment of fractures and joint injuries.Dr. Garcia-Lopez has presented at several national equine health conferences. He has also written chapters for books on the diagnosis and management of equine lameness and limb deformities. He and his wife, fellow Hospital for Large Animals faculty member Dr. Kate Chope, live in nearby Westborough, MA, with their three children, a dog, a cat, and two horses: Henry and Savannah.

Organization Name

Parent: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

200 Westboro Rd North Grafton, MA 01536 United States


Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Animals Seen



Orthopedic Surgery