Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery

We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries and select orthopedic surgeries at our clinic, 7 days a week for your convenience. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. Orthopedic surgeries are those that involve bones, ligaments, and joints. These surgeries can provide many benefits to pets.

Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on pets is the removal of masses, or lumps. Most of these masses, once removed and tested, are found to be benign (non-harmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a lump is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous.

Orthopedic surgeries are used to repair conditions such as luxating patellas (displaced kneecap) or cruciate ligament tears, which are painful conditions which can result in limping or an unusual gait.

If your dog suffers from frequent ear infections, surgical intervention can reduce their occurrence by improving airflow into the ear canal.

Surgery can also help resolve several problems related to the eyes. Tearing in your pet’s eyes can mean an infection is present or may be a sign that the cornea (outer layer of the eye) has been damaged. Surgery may allow the cornea to heal faster with less scarring, improving your pet’s ability to see. In some pets, the eyelashes may actually damage the cornea. Surgical intervention improves comfort in these pets, reduces the chances of corneal scarring, and enhances the pet’s vision in the long term.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss how surgery might be able to help your pet.