Services

Surgery

The Animal Specialty Center surgical department is comprised of board-certified small animal surgeons and a dedicated team of skilled veterinary technicians and assistants. Our specialists work as a team along with you primary care veterinarian to assure your pet receives the very best surgical care available.

Our surgeons are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Members of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons undergo a one-year rotating internship and a three-year surgical residency. After completing the full training program, the candidate is required to pass a rigorous three-day exam. Only upon successful completion of these requirements can veterinarians become a veterinary surgical specialist.

Animal Specialty Center surgeons perform many technically challenging surgeries, both soft tissue and orthopedic in nature. Surgeries commonly performed include, but are not limited to the following:

Minimally Invasive Surgery


The surgical team at Animal Specialty Center performs minimally invasive surgery for many surgical procedures. Minimally invasive surgical procedures allow patients to experience less post-operative pain compared to traditional surgery, typically with a reduction in hospitalization and recovery times. During these unique procedures, surgeons utilize specialized equipment to operate on your pet, making small incisions, using cameras and instruments to perform the surgery.


Soft Tissue and Oncological Surgery


Our surgeons are able to handle any type of surgery your pet may need when your pet needs soft tissue surgery. Our expert team will discuss the best surgical option for your pet so that your pet is back to good health as soon as possible.


Minimally Invasive Surgery includes

Arthroscopy


Laparoscopy


Thoracosopy

The benefits of minimally-invasive surgery include

Small incisions


Quick recovery time


Less pain


Low risk of infection


Less scarring


Reduced blood loss

Upper airway procedures: Surgeries of the oral and nasal cavities, Brachiocephalic Syndrome treatment, laryngeal tie-back

Surgeries of the thorax: Procedures involving the lungs, heart and the thoracic wall

Gastrointestinal Procedures: Surgery of liver, gallbladder, and intestinal tract

Urinary Tract Surgeries: Urinary stone removal; kidney, bladder, and urethral surgery

Excision of tumors

Reconstructive surgery for extensive skin wounds or tumor resection


Orthopedic Surgery



Your pet may be referred to us for orthopedic surgery after receiving an evaluation by your family veterinarian. After examining your pet, we will discuss with your pet’s orthopedic surgery options with you and together we will go over the surgical plan. Our focus is on the improved quality of life and mobility for your pet.


We perform all types of orthopedic surgery, including

Arthroscopy – For joint diseases, including OCD


Stabilization surgery for cranial cruciate ligament disease (TPLO, CBLO, bone anchors)


Patella luxation


Elbow dysplasia


Fracture management


Reconstructive surgery


Diseases of the hip


Total hip replacements (large and small breed dogs and cats)


Total knee replacements (dogs)


Angular limb deformities/growth deformity correction


Limb salvage surgery


Treatment of bone fractures under fluoroscopic guidance


Revision orthopedic surgery


Advanced surgical planning using CT based 3D modeling


Our surgical team is well-qualified to address your pet’s surgical needs with excellent surgical care, vigilant anesthetic monitoring, and comprehensive pain prevention and management. We are committed to improving the quality of life for all our patients and strengthening the human-animal bond.


Our Mission

All of us at Animal Specialty Center never forget our primary mission: Keeping people and pets together, while enjoying longer, happier and healthier lives. We look forward to working with you and your primary veterinarian as, together, we continue to expand the horizons of veterinary medicine and provide the best care possible for you and your pet.