Orthopedics is a veterinary specialty focused on the diagnosis and repair of injuries involving bones, joints, and ligaments. Westlake Animal Hospital offers advanced veterinary orthopedic surgical services at our technologically advanced animal clinic. Our surgical services and facilities include:
- Fully trained veterinary and technical staff
- Surgeon with experience in advanced orthopedic surgeries
- ECG and oxygen saturation monitors
- Critical care monitoring
- In-house laboratory testing
- In-house X-ray and ultrasound
Trauma or disease can both create orthopedic problems. We have the skills and advanced equipment to accurately diagnose and treat a wide variety of orthopedic concerns. Our common orthopedic surgeries include:
- Bone plating
- Dislocations - toggle pin placement for hip dislocation
- Patellar Luxations - floating kneecap
- Cruciate ligament tears
- Meniscal tears
What to Expect
Our veterinary team is experienced in performing orthopedic veterinary surgeries. Your pet’s health, safety, and comfort are of utmost importance, and we carefully examine your pet before surgery is performed.
We use the latest techniques in veterinary surgical medicine, and your pet is carefully monitored before, during, and after surgery. We have critical care monitoring equipment to ensure a safe and complete recovery.
After surgery, our veterinary team will discuss the outcome and outline any follow-up procedures with you. Our convenient onsite pharmacy can fill pet prescriptions if necessary.
Pain management is a high priority to aid the comfort and speed the recovery for patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. The combination of injectable, local, and oral pain medications allows us to better control your pet's comfort.
For your convenience, our animal hospital provides a veterinary concierge service that can provide round-trip transportation to the hospital for your pet and deliver any medications directly to you.
Physical Therapy for Pets
In some cases, your veterinarian may recommend physical therapy to help your pet recover from an orthopedic injury or reparative surgery. Physical therapy is one of multiple veterinary rehabilitation services provided by trained members of our staff. You can get a look at some of the physical therapy techniques utilized at Westlake Animal Hospital by viewing the videos below:
Please contact us to schedule your pet’s surgical appointment. We understand this can be a stressful time, and we are committed to answering all of your questions and concerns.