Dr. Rochat graduated from Mississippi State University in 1986 and completed a residency at the University of Missouri in 1991. After a year in a surgical referral practice and attaining board certification, he accepted a position at Oklahoma State University, rising to the rank of Professor and Section Chief.

In 2015, he moved to Purdue University where he now serves a Professor of Small Animal Orthopaedics and Chief of Small Animal Surgery. 

He has authored over 140 publications and given over 300 presentations.  His professional interests include trauma, external skeletal fixation, fracture management, arthroscopy, wound management, reconstructive surgery, and total joint (hip, knee, elbow, and hock) replacement.  

Published Papers

  • Malek S, Sun H, Rochat MC, Béraud R, Bailey TR, Wright GM, Riley CB. Infrared spectroscopy of serum as a potential diagnostic screening approach for naturally occurring canine osteoarthritis associated with cranial cruciate ligament rupture. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2020;28(2):231-238
  • Cummings KR, Vilaplana Grosso F, Moore GE, Rochat M, Thomovsky SA, *Bentley RT. Objective measurements of the atlantoaxial joint on radiographs performed without flexion can increase the confidence of diagnosis of atlantoaxial instability in toy breed dogs. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2018 Jul 16. doi: 10.1111/vru.12668. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Waugh L, D’Agostino J, Cole GA, Hahn A, Rochat M, Sula MJM. Attempted surgical correction of a persistent right fourth aortic arch in a juvenile Rothschild’s giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis Rothschild). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2017;48(2):590-593.
  • Schoonover MJ, Whitfield CT, Rochat MC, Streeter RN, Sippel K. Surgical correction of bilateral metacarpophalangeal valgus with curved osteotomies and type II external skeletal fixation in a 7-month old alpaca. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2016;29(5):444-449.
  • Duell JR, Thieman Mankin KM, Rochat MC, Regier PJ, Singh A, Luther JK, Mison MB, Leeman JJ, Budke CM. Frequency of dehiscence in hand-sutured and stapled intestinal anastomoses in dogs. Vet Surg. 2016;45(1):100-103.
  • Dugat DR, Medici EL, Rochat MC, Arble JA, Snider TA. An unusual case of metastatic seminoma in a dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2015;51(6):401-406.
  • Ricker ZH, Rochat MC, Payton ME. Biomechanical evaluation of finger trap suture variants for securing catheters. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015;246(5):515-521.
  • Polf HD, Smith S, Simpson KM, Rochat MC. Nephroureterectomy and ureteroneocystostomy in an alpaca with bilateral ectopic ureters diagnosed by computed tomographic excretory urography. Vet Surg. 2015;44(1):23-26.


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