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Our hospital offers orthopedic surgery services. If your pet breaks its leg, procedures such as bone plating, pinning and/or wiring may be necessary to fix the fractured bones. If your pet experiences a knee ligament injury (for example, a cruciate ligament tear), procedures such as a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) or extracapsular repair may be recommended. Dislocating (luxating) knee caps (patellas) may sometimes require surgery to minimize pain and improve your pet's quality of life. If there is a problem inside a joint (severe arthritis, bone chips, etc.), surgeons may recommend arthroscopy (a tiny video camera placed inside the joint) to remove the source of your pet's pain. In some cases it is best to open the joint for a more thorough surgical approach.

Our surgeons medically manage and perform surgery to correct a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Angular limb deformities – 3D printing available for preoperative planning
  • Arthroscopy – High definition Stryker system
  • Arthrodesis
  • Fractures
    • Plate fixation – Synthes plating system
    • External fixation – IMEX fixation system
  • Joint luxations
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
  • Tendon and ligament repair
  • Hip Dysplasia
    • Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO)
    • Femoral head and neck excision
  • Stifle
    • Cranial cruciate ligament disease
      • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
      • Extracapsular suture fixation
    • Patellar luxation (medial and lateral)
    • Meniscal tears  and traumatic ligament instability issues
  • Elbow
    • Advanced elbow imaging - Computed Tomography (CT)
    • Fragmented medial coronoid process
    • Ununited anconeal process
    • Joint incongruency correction
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Surgery

A board-certified veterinary surgeon is a veterinarian who completed an internship and residency (an additional 3-5 years of training after graduation from veterinary school) and passed a rigorous examination to achieve board certification in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). These doctors provide specialized assistance in a variety of scenarios, including:

  • Traumatic injury & emergencies (i.e.: fractures, skin wounds & lacerations, gastric dilatation-volvulus/”bloat”)
  • Orthopedic disorders (i.e.: cranial cruciate ligament injuries, luxating patellas, angular limb deformities)
  • Soft tissue injuries (i.e.: tumor removal, liver biopsies & shunt correction, lung biopsies)
  • Neurological ailments (i.e.: herniated discs, spinal cord injuries)

All veterinarians may perform surgery. However, challenging surgical conditions benefit from the expertise of a board-certified veterinary surgeon to help maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome. Remember primary care veterinarians focus on the day-to-day needs of your pet, and board-certified veterinary surgeons spend years training specifically for surgical procedures. Our surgical team partners with pet parents and family veterinarians before and after surgery to help determine the best treatment and ensure continuity of care, respectively.

Our surgical team, including a highly experienced team of licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs), operates in a state-of-the-art facility fit for humans. They use innovative equipment generally not available to family veterinarians. When hospitalization is needed, both veterinarians and LVTs monitor patients around-the-clock so you don’t have to worry about your fur baby being left alone and unattended overnight. Other board-certified veterinary specialists, including experts in internal medicine, critical care, and cardiology, are readily available for consultation should the need arise.

Our Surgery Services

Advanced Anesthetic Monitoring
Bone and Joint Surgery
Bone Biopsy
Brain and Spinal Surgery

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