Orthopedic Surgery

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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:

  • CBLO
  • Amputations
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), Extracapsular Suture Repair, and Tightrope® – all arthroscopically-assisted
  • Minimally Invasive Arthroscopy
  • Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System (OATS™) to Treat OCD Lesions
  • Hip or Elbow Dysplasia Treatment
  • Fracture Repair
  • Arthritis
  • Pain Management
  • Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT)
  • Digital Radiography (X-ray)

Orthopedic Surgery Resources

Canine Elbow Dysplasia & CUE Surgery (PDF)

Elbow Dysplasia (PDF)

Hip Dysplasia (PDF)

Lateral Suture Recovery Guidelines (PDF)

Limb Amputations in Pets (PDF)

Patellar Luxation

Tightrope® Cruciate Repair (PDF)

Total Hip Replacement FAQ (PDF)

TPLO Cruciate Repair (PDF)

TPLO General Recovery Information (PDF)

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Our Team

Cassandra Prpich
BVSc, MANZCVS (SAIM), DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology
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Kyle Martin
DVM, MS (Practice Limited to Surgery)
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Tobin Eshelman
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Trent Stephens
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