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Michael Green

DVM, DACVS
Dr. Michael Green Staff Photo
Staff Veterinarian
Surgery
Dr. Michael Green Staff Photo

At a Glance

Practicing Since:

2011

Dr. Mike Green is a Colorado native and is lucky enough to have grown up in Gunnison where fishing and hiking were amongst favorite activities. Following graduation from CSU Veterinary College in 2006, he did a rotating small animal internship at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He followed this with a surgical internship at Sage Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Centers in Northern California where he subsequently remained for a three-year surgical residency. Mike joined the team at VSNC in September of 2011.

His special interests include orthopedic and reconstructive surgery although he is adept in all disciplines of surgery. Mike complements the Surgery Service at VSNC with an enthusiasm for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of orthopedic ailments and works in collaboration with our fully-equipped Physical Rehabilitation Department to provide comprehensive peri-operative and post-operative patient care. Mike's outside interests (besides being a good husband and father to two beautiful girls) include fly-fishing, bird-watching, photography, football, hiking, and traveling the back roads of Colorado. Mike brings to VSNC a wonderful sense of humor, compassion, and an uncompromising respect for his patients, clients, and other staff members.

Dr. Green is available for consultation and surgery Monday through Thursday at VSNC. He partners with the other surgeons to provide emergency surgical services 24 hours-a-day, every day of the year.

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Surgery

What Is A Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon?

A board certified veterinary surgeon is a licensed veterinarian whom has obtained intensive, additional surgical training and has passed the board examination administered by the American College of Veterinary Surgery. A veterinary surgeon can offer special assistance in the following kinds of cases:

  • Traumatic injuries: fractures, ligament and tendon injuries, skin wounds, burns and lacerations
  • Emergency Surgeries: gastric and intestinal foreign body removal, correction of gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV), caesarean section, pyometra surgery (infection in the uterus), and splenectomy
  • Developmental Orthopedic conditions: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), angular limb deformities
  • Orthopedic surgeries: arthroscopy, cruciate ligament injury surgery (TPLO), correction of medial patellar luxation, fracture repair, ligament/tendon repair 
  • Soft tissue surgeries to treat: laryngeal paralysis, brachycephalic airway syndrome, tumors (cancers) on or within the body, correction of congenital conditions (e.g. ectopic ureters)
While your general practitioner veterinarian can diagnose and treat many health problems, certain diseases and conditions require the care of a doctor who has had specialized surgical training in order to provide the very best outcome for your pet. Your veterinary surgeon will work closely with your general practitioner veterinarian, as well other board certified specialists in veterinary internal medicine, oncology, neurology, and radiology when necessary based on your pet’s specific condition. 

Why Does My Pet Need A Veterinary Surgeon?

Just as your own primary care physician may feel the need to refer you to the care of a specialist from time to time, your general practitioner veterinarian may feel your pet needs the additional expertise of a board certified surgeon for certain procedures and surgeries. 

At VCA VSNC, our surgeons have access to specialized diagnostic and surgical equipment, the latest and safest anesthesia monitoring equipment, physical therapy and rehabilitation capabilities, and other critical care services that a general practitioner may not have access to. All of these specialized services may be necessary for the optimal care and recovery of your pet.

You can be assured that a veterinarian who knows when to refer you and your pet to a veterinary surgeon is one that is caring and committed to ensuring that your pet receives the highest standard of care for his or her problem.

Will My Regular Veterinarian Still Be Involved?

n many surgical cases, your regular veterinarian will still supervise your pet's overall veterinary health care, especially if your pet is continuing to cope with a disease or chronic condition. Your general practitioner veterinarian may oversee many aspects of your pet's pre-op and post-op care, just as in human medicine. Recovery periods can be prolonged in some surgical cases, particularly in orthopedic and neurologic surgery, and it is very important to follow your veterinary team's recommendations concerning at-home recovery guidelines for your pet, follow up care and appointments, as well as any rehabilitation that has been prescribed.

Did You Know?

Just as in humans, a pet's recovery from veterinary surgery can go more smoothly or even result in a better outcome with the addition of rehabilitation options. VCA VSNC offers rehabilitation services such as underwater treadmill, physical therapy, massage therapy, cold laser, shockwave therapy and acupuncture as an adjunct to surgical care.
If you think that your pet may benefit by consultation with a board certified veterinary surgeon, talk to your general practitioner veterinarian, or find a board certified veterinary surgeon near you today.

 
VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado

201 W. 67th Court

Loveland, CO 80538

Main: 970-278-0668

Fax: 970-663-6273

Hospital Hours:

    Mon: 8:00 am - 12:00 am

    Tue-Fri: Open 24 hours

    Sat: 12:00 am - 8:00 am

    Sun: Closed

Other Hospital Hours:

Surgery/Neurology/Internal Medicine: Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Physical Therapy: Monday & Thursday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Acupuncture: Thursday, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

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