Todd Trostel, DVM

Todd Trostel, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Staff Surgeon, Residency Trained

Education: Texas A & M University

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, On-call for emergency referrals


Dr. Trostel was born and raised in Texas. He received his undergraduate degrees and DVM degree from Texas A & M University. After a few years in day and emergency practices, he went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at the University of Illinois followed by a surgical residency at Mississippi State University. Upon completion of his residency he joined California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad/Murrieta where he served as the primary staff surgeon. Dr. Trostel is currently pursuing board certification, as well as finishing his Masters degree. His research interests include wound healing and fracture biomechanics in bone repair. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, golf, and any outdoor activity.

Dr. Trostel is available for consults Monday through Thursday and on call for emergency referrals through our emergency & critical care department.


  • Orthopedic surgery
  • TPLO
  • TTA
  • Patella luxation
  • Fractures
  • Rehabilitation
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Oncologic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • CT access/Myelography
  • Hemilaminectomy/Laminectomy/Ventral slot
  • Spinal fractures/Luxations
  • Craniotomy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Stem cell therapy
  • PennHip evaluation