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Our hospital offers Orthopedic Surgery Services. If your pet breaks its leg, procedures such as bone plating, pinning and/or wiring may be necessary to fix the fractured bones. If your pet experiences a knee ligament injury (for example, a cruciate ligament tear), procedures such as a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) or extracapsular repair may be recommended. Dislocating (luxating) knee caps (patellas) may sometimes require surgery to minimize pain and improve your pet's quality of life. If there is a problem inside a joint (severe arthritis, bone chips, etc.), surgeons may recommend arthroscopy (a tiny video camera placed inside the joint) to remove the source of your pet's pain. In some cases it is best to open the joint for a more thorough surgical approach. Our surgeons medically manage and perform surgery to correct a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, including: Joint problems: Shoulder instability, Elbow dysplasia, Carpal instability, Hip dysplasia, Hip luxation, Patella luxation, Stifle ligament insufficiency, Cranial cruciate ligament disease, Tarsal instability, Arthrodesis (joint fusions), Diagnostic/therapeutic arthrocentesis, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Arthroscopy, Bone conditions: Fracture repair (standard AOS/ASIF), Treatment of fracture diseases (nonunions/malunions, etc.), Surgical correction of angular limb deformities, Bone grafting/enhancement of bone healing.

Surgery

At VCA Veterinary Specialists of the Valley, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art Surgical services.

We have a team of highly skilled doctors and technicians in providing your special pet comprehensive Surgical care with state of the art diagnostic capabilities, operating rooms, anesthetic monitoring and 24 hour intensive care.

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Laryngeal surgery
  • Lung and thoracic surgery
  • Liver and gastrointestinal surgery
  • Kidney and urogenital surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery for wounds
  • Laparoscopy / Thoracoscopy
  • Laparoscopy for examination and biopsies of abdominal problems without open surgery

Neurosurgery

  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Wobblers syndrome
  • Spinal fractures and tumors
  • Brain tumors
  • Myelography for spinal problems

Cancer Surgery

  • Limb salvage operations
  • Head and neck cancer surgery
  • Abdominal and thoracic mass removals
  • Feline fibrosarcoma

Emergency Surgery

Our surgeons are always on call for emergencies. We routinely perform the following emergency surgeries:

  • Gastric dilatation and volvulus
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Gastric foreign bodies
  • Uterine infection
  • Cesarean section
  • Traumatic abdominal and thoracic wounds
  • Bleeding splenic masses

Handouts

Post-operative care of your special pet after his or her discharge is essential to making a full recovery. The following instructions will give you guidelines on how to care for your pet after surgery. If you have any questions or concerns, please call a member of our surgical team.

Our Surgery Services

Advanced Anesthetic Monitoring
Bone and Joint Surgery
Bone Biopsy
Brain and Spinal Surgery

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