Our hospital offers a wide range of Orthopedic Surgery services to cope with a wide range of injuries and conditions.
In the case of a broken leg, for example, our surgeons can perform such procedures as bone plating, pinning and/or wiring to successfully mend the fractured bones. On the other hand, if your pet experiences a knee ligament injury, procedures such as a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) or extracapsular repair may be recommended.
Dislocated knee caps may sometimes require surgery to minimize pain and improve your pet's quality of life. If there is a problem inside a joint, surgeons may recommend minimally invasive arthroscopy to remove the source of your pet's pain. In any case, be assured that our orthopedic surgical team will do their best to achieve the best outcome possible for your pet.
In the event our veterinarians are unable to identify or repair the source of your pet's orthopedic problem, they may recommend a referral to a specialized veterinary orthopedic surgeon. Please call and ask our staff about which Orthopedic Services we offer, or if you have additional questions.
Prior to surgery, your pet receives a thorough physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger your pet's health. Because not all problems can be detected on examination, we also suggest pre-anesthetic blood and urine testing. These tests not only give us a more complete picture of your pet's health, but also allow us to tailor an anesthetic regime that is specific for your pet.
Companion animals, especially those in their later years, also can suffer from a range of joint and ligament injuries and maladies, such as arthritis. Some species of dogs are also highly prone to these types of injuries and illnesses.
If our veterinarians are unable to identify or repair the source of your pet's orthopedic problem, they may recommend a referral to a specialized veterinary orthopedic surgeon. Please call and ask our staff about which Orthopedic Services we offer or if you have additional questions.