Orthopedic services for pets are essential for maintaining mobility, reducing pain, and improving overall quality of life. We offer a range of orthopedic services to address a variety of conditions, from simple fractures to complex joint injuries and spinal conditions. If your pet is experiencing orthopedic issues, it’s important to consult with a veterinarian to determine the best course of treatment.
- Fracture repair: Fractures are a common orthopedic injury in pets and can be caused by trauma, falls, or other accidents. We offer a range of fracture repair options, including casting, splinting, and surgery.
- Joint surgery: Joint surgery may be recommended for pets with joint injuries or degenerative joint disease. Common joint surgeries include arthroscopy, total hip replacement, and knee ligament surgery.
- Luxating patella repair: A luxating patella occurs when the kneecap dislocates from its normal position. This condition is common in small dog breeds and may require surgical correction to prevent pain and further joint damage.
- Cruciate ligament repair: The cranial cruciate ligament is a common site of injury in dogs, particularly in larger breeds. Surgical repair or stabilization of the ligament may be necessary to restore joint function and reduce pain.
- Elbow dysplasia surgery: Elbow dysplasia is a hereditary condition that can cause pain and lameness in dogs. Surgical options for elbow dysplasia include arthroscopy, osteotomy, or total elbow replacement.
- Spinal surgery: Spinal injuries, herniated discs, and degenerative spinal conditions can cause pain and mobility issues in pets. We offer spinal surgery options, such as laminectomy, to address these issues.
- Limb deformity correction: Some pets may be born with limb deformities that require surgical correction. We perform corrective procedures to improve mobility and quality of life for these pets.
Neurology & Cardiology
Neurology care focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Some common neurologic conditions in pets include seizures, spinal cord injuries, and degenerative disorders. We offer a range of neurology services, including:
- Neurologic examination: A neurologic examination may be performed to evaluate the function of the nervous system and to help diagnose conditions such as seizures or paralysis.
- Brain imaging: Brain imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) may be used to evaluate the brain and spinal cord.
- Spinal cord surgery: Spinal cord surgery may be recommended for pets with herniated discs, spinal fractures, or other spinal cord injuries.
- Seizure management: Seizures can be a common neurologic condition in pets, and veterinarians may offer seizure management services to help control and reduce the frequency and severity of seizures.
- Degenerative disorder management: Degenerative disorders such as degenerative myelopathy or vestibular disease can be debilitating for pets. Veterinary hospitals may offer management strategies to improve quality of life for pets with these conditions.
Cardiology care focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the heart and circulatory system. Some common cardiac conditions in pets include heart murmurs, congestive heart failure, and arrhythmias. We offer a range of cardiology services, including:
- Cardiac examination: A cardiac examination may be performed to evaluate the function of the heart and circulatory system.
- Electrocardiogram (ECG): An ECG may be used to diagnose arrhythmias or other cardiac conditions.
- Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses ultrasound to evaluate the structure and function of the heart.
- Blood pressure management: High blood pressure can be a common cardiac condition in pets, and we may offer blood pressure management strategies to help reduce the risk of complications such as heart disease.
- Congestive heart failure management: Congestive heart failure can be a serious cardiac condition that requires ongoing management and treatment. We offer a range of management strategies to help improve quality of life for pets with congestive heart failure.
Overall, neurology and cardiology care for cats and dogs are essential for maintaining good health and quality of life. If you suspect that your pet may be experiencing neurologic or cardiac issues, it’s important to consult with our professionals to determine the best course of treatment.