Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Our Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeons at CVSS perform a variety of orthopedic surgeries for dogs and cats.  We also offer in-hospital rehabilitation therapy provided by veterinarians and veterinary technicians with advanced training in rehabilitation therapy.  Read more about the pet rehabilitation therapy offered at CVSS.

We perform all types of orthopedic surgery, including:

Arthroscopy – For joint diseases, including OCD

Cruciate Ligament Disease

  • TTA – Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
  • TPLO – Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
  • Extracapsular Stifle Stabilization for CCL Injury

Patella Luxation

Elbow Dysplasia

  • PAUL – Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy
  • SHO – Sliding Humeral Osteotomy

Fracture Fixation

  • Internal Fixation
  • External Fixators

Reconstructive Surgery

  • Joint Replacement 
  • Correction of Limb Deformities 
  • Amputations
  • Joint Stabilization – e.g.  medial shoulder instability

Diseases of the Hip

  • Hip Luxation
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • FHO – Femoral Head Osteotomy
  • PENN-Hip Evaluation

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.

Our surgeons are specialists who have received extensive training after veterinary school and are referred to as “Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons” (abbreviated DACVS or DACVS-SA [Small Animal]) or “board-certified veterinary surgeons”.  Our Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeons have experience and training in advanced surgical procedures, including thoractic surgery.  Read more about our Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeons.

We are 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 our patients and strengthening the human-animal bond.

For more information about preparing for your pet’s surgery, please review our Guidelines to Help Prepare for Your Pet’s Surgery.