Orthopedic surgeries involve the bones or joints. Prior to surgery, we will conduct imaging studies to fully evaluate your pet’s injury and plan the best surgical approach. Complicated bone fractures are repaired with advanced plating or pinning methods, in sometimes saving limbs from amputation. Our sophisticated laser surgery means less pain, less bleeding, and faster recuperation. We use the most current surgical techniques to treat cruciate ligament tears in the knee, which are the most common orthopedic injuries in dogs.
These techniques restore greater stability to the knee and minimize arthritis development. Hip dysplasia, patellar luxation and limb growth deformities are just a few of the other orthopedic conditions treated by our surgeons. For most orthopedic injuries, treatment doesn’t stop when surgery is complete. The immediate and post-operative rehabilitation we provide helps your pet’s recovery time decrease, and we partner with other veterinary facilities for long-term rehabilitation and care.
Most other surgical procedures are considered soft tissue surgeries. This includes skin growth removals, complex wound repair, and procedures involving the internal organs. We also treat surgical conditions such as bloat, splenic disease, gastrointestinal foreign body obstruction, or uterine infection are treated on an emergency basis. In other cases, surgery is performed to remove cancerous tumors or to address medical conditions. Our veterinarians collaborate with oncologists and internal medicine specialists to ensure the best possible outcome for your pet.
Many people worry about their pet undergoing anesthesia. Our veterinarians will conduct thorough pre-surgical testing to identify potential risk factors and design safe anesthetic protocols tailored to your pet’s individual needs. Our veterinary team is highly trained to monitor anesthesia and address any complications that arise during the procedure. Most pets tolerate anesthesia well and are back to their normal selves in no time.
Prior to surgery, we begin with a consultation with the pet owner so they can understand what to expect before and after surgery. Once the surgery is complete, we follow up with detailed information for pet parents, or work with the referring veterinarian if a patient was sent to our animal hospital for care.
It can be very difficult to care for a pet at home after surgery. Best Friends Veterinary Hospital offers medical boarding to ensure a smooth post-operative recovery. Adequate pain control is of utmost importance. We will make sure your pet is comfortable, administer the appropriate medications, and address any post-operative complications.