We are committed to caring for your pet – while maintaining the highest level of safety for our Associates and pet owners. We thank you for your continued patience and support. Learn more about our COVID-19 response and guidelines.
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There is an outbreak of Canine Influenza in dogs which is very contagious. If your dog is coughing, sneezing, lethargic or has a runny nose, consider seeking veterinary care. We do not offer the vaccine at this location. Please contact your regular veterinarian for more information.
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Thoracoscopy is a general term for minimally invasive procedures of the chest cavity. Thoracoscopic procedures are usually performed in specialist centers as they often require an advanced level of knowledge and expertise in specialized anesthetic techniques. These might include techniques such as one-lung ventilation that might be required in order to create enough working space in the chest to perform certain surgical procedures.

Advantages of thoracoscopy include less post-operative pain because of avoidance of the need to spread the ribs or breastbone apart. Thoracoscopy also provides excellent magnification of the surgical site which is especially useful for procedures such as thoracic duct ligation in which very small ducts are visualized and ligated. 

*American College of Veterinary Surgeons

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Surgery

Whether your Golden Retriever swallowed something he shouldn’t have or your Siamese Cat developed a tumor, Animal Specialty Group offers innovative, cutting-edge surgical procedures, in addition to traditional, proven techniques, to handle both the routine as well as the complex. From minimally invasive procedures and laser surgery, to....

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Surgery Overview
Advanced Anesthetic Monitoring
Arthroscopy
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