Advanced Care

Orthopedic Surgery

When your pet needs a consultation with a surgical specialist you can rely on our ACVS Board-Certified Surgeons to give your pet a thorough evaluation and provide you with the information you need about diagnostic testing, treatments, and prognosis. Our surgeons are experts with regards to when surgery is necessary and, just as importantly, when surgery may not be the best choice for your pet. If surgery is the best option, rest assured your pet is in capable hands. Our doctors and technical staff are here to help guide you and your pet through the process. When possible and indicated, we employ minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy, endoscopy, and laparoscopy to reduce postoperative discomfort and speed recovery. Our hospital-wide dedication to the most progressive pain management techniques ensures your pet a comfortable recovery.

Orthopedic and Neurologic Surgery
Each year over 500 patients undergo surgery at our hospital for an orthopedic or neurologic issue. As surgery is often only one aspect of returning to optimal function; our approach to these patients involves not only our surgeons, but our radiologist, rehabilitation services, other staff doctors, and our 24 hour technician staff. We are especially well known for our success at treating patients with cruciate ligament tears, fractures, and intervertebral disc ruptures. We also perform surgery for many other orthopedic problems.

Orthopedic services include:

  • Cruciate Ligament Tear
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Fractures
  • Osteochondrosis Dissicans (OCD) (With arthroscopy available in some cases.)
  • Elbow Dysplasia (Again, with arthroscopy available in some cases.)
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Traumatic Luxation
  • Ununited Anconeal Processes
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Tendon Laceration
  • Angular Limb Deformities

Your doctor will give you the benefits and drawbacks of any endoscopic procedures recommended. All of the above procedures require general anesthesia.

Our doctors perform about 1500 anesthetic procedures each year. This experience, along with an excellent technical staff and the state-of-the-art anesthetic monitoring equipment available at our hospital, minimize the risk associated with anesthetic and surgical procedures. While the risks of anesthesia cannot be eliminated, we do our best to keep you informed of the level of risk as well as to be proactive in detecting and treating problems that may add to this risk. We have a wide array of anesthetic medications available and tailor our anesthetic protocol to each patient’s needs.