surgery
Many surgical procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and thorascopy. This means a lower risk for the type of complications often associated with large surgical incisions.

Surgery

Our surgery area offers both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery for small animals.

Orthopedic Surgery

The orthopedic surgery area focuses on surgical and medical treatments for orthopedic and neurological diseases. With the help of our diagnostic lab and imaging service, we’re able to diagnose your animal and offer state-of-the-art treatment options to improve your animal’s quality of life.

Our orthopedic surgery area treats a wide-range of orthopedic conditions. Common conditions include:

  • Canine hip dysplasia
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Diseases of the elbow and shoulder
  • Angular limb deformities
  • Cranial cruciate rupture
  • Patella luxation (dislocated knee)
  • Inter vertebral disc disease

Special Capabilities

  • Arthroscopic joint exploration
  • Circular rings and hybrid fixation
  • Fluoroscopy-guided fracture repair
  • Joint replacement
  • Locking plate fracture fixation
  • C-arm radiology during surgery

Get more information on our orthopedic surgery FAQ page.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Our soft tissue surgery area works extensively with all small animals in our cancer care clinic and provides surgical expertise for animals with soft-tissue diseases. With the help of our diagnostic lab and imaging service, we’re able to diagnose your animal and offer state-of-the-art treatment options to improve your animal’s quality of life.

Services

  • Thoracic/Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Oncologic (cancer) surgery
  • Ear, nose, and throat surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Limb tumor removal
  • Preventative surgery (most commonly neutering and spay)

Meet the Surgery Faculty

Karanvir Aulakh
Tisha Harper
Heidi Phillips
Laura Selmic