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Dr. Salvador Galindo performs all major and ambulatory surgeries here at VCA Sinking Spring Animal Hospital. Here are some of the surgical procedures performed by Dr. Galindo: Orthopedic Surgeries: Fracture Repair, ACL Stabilization (extra capsular repair, Tibial Plateau, Leveling Osteotomy), Patella Luxation (Medial or Lateral with or without Corrective Osteotomy), Femoral Head Osteotomy, Triple Pelvic Osteotomy, Amputation, Mandibulectomy, Maxillectomy, Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopy, Corrective Osteotomy for Angular Limb Deformity. General Surgeries: Perineal Hernia Repair, Splenectomy, Liver Lobectomy, Nasopharyngeal Polyp Removal, Perineal and Scrotal Urethrostomy, Nephrectomy, Cholecystectomy, Thyroidectomy, Parathyroidectomy, Adrenalectomy, Bilateral Anal Sacculectomy, Thoracotomy, Lung Lobectomy, Pericardectomy, Abdominal Exploration, Necysto-Urethrostomy, Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Gastrointestinal (foreign body removal, end to end resection, & anastomosis).

Dr. Galindo is originally from the northeastern coast in Vera Cruz, Mexico. He earned his dual bachelor's degree in Biology and Mathematics from the Diaz Miron College. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University Autonomous of Tamaulipas in 1995. In 1998, after completing a 2 year postgraduate training in surgery and anatomy in his native country, he moved to the United States where he began working in Chicago's largest surgical referral practice. He then spent 2 1/2 years at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Purdue University to further his knowledge in small animal medicine & surgery. While at Purdue University, he underwent certification of is Veterinary Degree through the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinarian Graduates by the American Veterinary Medical Association (ECFVG-AVMA). Following his accreditation he joined a fast paced small animal emergency and referral hospital in Tampa, FL where he completed a Small Animal internship.

Dr. Galindo begun his Small Animal Surgical residency training at Veterinary Surgical Service Tampa, FL and completed his third & fourth year American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) accredited residency program in the small animal surgery department at the Veterinary Referral Center of Malvern, PA.

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