Advanced Care

Orthopedic Surgery

VCA Spring Creek Animal Hospital offers Orthopedic & Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery

Dr. Joshua Jackson and Dr. Jason Wheeler are both Board Certified Surgeons who comes to Jackson Hole from Montana once a month to do both Orthopedic and Soft Tissue surgical cases her at VCA Spring Creek Animal Hospital.

These Brider Veterinary Specialist doctors bring with them expertise in TPLO's (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) for ACL ruptures as well as natural regenerative treatments such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). They also offer advanced soft tissue surgeries such as Laryngeal Tie-Back for Laryngeal Paralysis, Liver lobectomies, etc. Cutting edge medicine, right here in Jackson Hole!

Leg fractures are another problem presented usually result from a mishap with an automobile. They can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the location and type of fracture. We can apply a cast to treat certain fractures; however, many fractures will require surgical intervention:

  • "Pinning" stabilizes the fracture by inserting a long stainless steel rod into the middle of the bone across the fractured area
  • "Plating" involves attaching a flat stainless steel plate to the bone using screws on either side of the fracture

We also perform orthopedic surgeries related to hip dysplasia, patellar luxation (sliding knee caps) and much more.

Please contact us if you have any questions about these procedures or if you think your pet might benefit from them.