Orthopedic & Soft Tissue Surgery

Common soft tissue procedures and diagnostic tests include:


Many pets are extremely active and don’t always know when their bodies have had enough. From falls and accidents to overexertion or even genetic abnormalities, your pet may experience an orthopedic injury at some point in his or her life, through no fault of your own!

Orthopedic Surgery

We offer experienced orthopedic surgeons, many of whom are board-certified, to get your pet back on his or her paws in the event of a mobility-reducing condition or injury. Our 24-hour facility provides around-the-clock pain management and postoperative care for your pet throughout his or her recovery, as well as a physical rehabilitation team that is available to work with him or her on safely regaining strength and function.

If you notice your pet limping, shifting weight, favoring a certain limb, or that certain areas on his or her body are sensitive to touch, your pet may have experienced an orthopedic injury. While some injuries will heal on their own, it’s important to always bring your pet to a veterinarian if you notice any of these changes, as an injury that requires surgery should be addressed right away to avoid further damage. Once referred to our hospital for a consultation and procedure with one of our surgeons, we work closely with you and your veterinarian to get your pet back to enjoying the best quality of life.

Common orthopedic procedures and diagnostic tests include:

  • Arthroscopy (minimally invasive joint surgery)
    • Biceps release
    • Meniscal injury treatment
    • Elbow dysplasia treatment
    • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) treatment
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • CORA Based Leveling Osteotomy (CBLO)
  • Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System (OATS™) and SynACART to treat OCD
  • Hip dysplasia treatment
  • Fracture repair
  • Angular limb deformity (ALD) correction
  • Patellar luxation correction
  • Joint luxation repair
  • Limb amputation
  • Tendon and ligament injury treatment/repair
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

Orthopedic Surgery Resources

Soft Tissue Surgery

Using state-of-the-art tools, our soft tissue surgeons are experienced in repairing or removing a wide variety of injuries, conditions, and congenital defects that affect a pet’s organ structures, including skin and reconstructive surgery, tumor removal, tracheal prosthesis, laryngeal paralysis repair, and much more.

We utilize the most advanced technology available for safe and effective pain management before, during, and after your pets procedure, and closely monitor his or her post-operative progress until he or she is ready to come home. Our physical rehabilitation team also is available to work with your pet on regaining strength and function safely after a surgery.

Whenever possible we use minimally invasive procedures like thoracoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy. During these procedures, we create a small incision, often roughly the size of a pencil eraser, and insert specially designed surgical instruments and scopes with precision control to perform any needed repair. Minimally invasive procedures result in a shorter recovery time and are often performed on an outpatient basis, so your pet can spend more resting in his or her favorite chair and less time at the hospital.

Common soft tissue procedures and diagnostic tests include:

  • GI (esophagus, stomach, and small intestine) surgery
  • Urogenital (urinary and reproductive systems) surgery
    • Stone removal surgery
    • Subcutaneous ureteral bypass surgery (SUB)
    • Ureteral stent placement
  • Cardiothoracic (heart, lung, and chest) surgery
  • Airway surgery
    • Brachycephalic airway syndrome correction
    • Laryngeal paralysis correction
  • Liver surgery
    • Tumor removal
    • Portosystemic shunt correction 
  • Tumor removal surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Wound care
  • Laparoscopy (minimally invasive abdominal surgery)
    • Spay (ovariectomy or ovariohysterectomy)
    • Total laparoscopic gastropexy
    • Liver biopsies
    • Gall bladder removal
    • Adrenal tumor removal
    • Hernia repair
    • Laparoscopic-assisted urinary bladder surgery
  • Thoracoscopy (minimally invasive thoracic surgery)
    • Pericardial window/pericardium removal
    • Vascular ring anomaly repair
    • Thoracic duct ligation (for treatment of lymph fluid accumulation)
    • Lung tumor removal
    • Lymph node removal 

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DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal)


BVSc, MANZCVS (SAIM), DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology



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