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Surgery (Orthopedic, Soft Tissue, Spinal)

Surgery can be a daunting word, but we’re with you and your pet every step of the way—from evaluation to anesthesia, and recovery to rehab. We provide comprehensive veterinary emergency and referral surgical care, all with the compassionate Avets touch.

Our elective referral surgeries are performed by board-certified veterinary surgeons or individuals who have completed their residency training. These surgeries 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, laryngeal paralysis)
  • Laparoscopic procedures (prophylactic gastropexy, ovariectomy, liver biopsy, cryptorchid castration)

Neurological procedures:

  • Intervertebral disc disease

We’ll need a referral appointment to evaluate your pet’s condition—including suitability for anesthesia—and to discuss surgical options and 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. These surgeries may 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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