4224 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA 15146


Specialty and 24-Hour Emergency Pet Care

Avets | Surgery

Surgery (Orthopedic, Soft Tissue, Spinal)

Avets provides comprehensive veterinary emergency and referral surgical care for your pet.  From evaluation to anesthesia to recovery to rehab, Avets is with you every step of the way.

Board-certified veterinary surgeons or individuals who have completed their residency training in surgery perform elective referral surgeries at Avets.  These include, but are not limited to:

Orthopedic procedures:

  • Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) or lateral fabellar suture for cranial cruciate ligament ruptures
  • Bone fractures
  • Bone tumors (biopsy, amputation)
  • Arthrodesis
  • Arthroscopy

Soft tissue procedures:

  • Abdominal exploratory surgery
  • Thoracic (chest) surgery
  • Tumor/mass removal
  • Hepatobiliary (e.g. liver shunt, , cholecystectomy [gall bladder removal], removal of liver tumors)
  • Urogenital (e.g. cystotomy, perineal urethrostomy, )
  • GI (e.g. intestinal biopsy, resection/anastomosis, splenectomy)
  • Respiratory (brachycephalic syndrome, larygneal paralysis)
  • Laparoscopic procedures (prophylactic gastropexy, ovariectomy, liver biopsy, cryptorchid castration)

Neurological procedures:

  • Intervertebral disc disease

A referral appointment is needed to evaluate the pet’s condition, including suitability for anesthesia, weighing the surgical options and discussing post-operative care. Experienced emergency veterinarians are on staff 24/7 (and backed up by board-certified specialists as needed) to perform emergency surgeries seen through the emergency service to address:

  • GDV
  • Ingested objects (i.e. foreign body)
  • Exploratory abdominal surgery
  • Internal hemorrhage (e.g. splenic tumor)
  • C-section
  • Pyometra
  • Lacerations & penetrating wounds (e.g. dog bites, impalements)

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