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North Springs VRC surgery department enlists several boarded veterinary surgeons in the area to come perform all types of complicated surgical procedures.

Specialized training and experience, in addition to access to a variety of diagnostic tools, imaging, equipment, support staff, and monitoring, offer care that surpasses basic surgical needs.

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During your appointment, the Physical Rehabilitation team will start by obtaining a complete medical history and performing a thorough physical examination on your pet. This will allow for comprehensive and personalized treatment plans to help your pet feel their best.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Surgery Services

When a disease of a limb is significant enough, the whole limb or a portion of the limb may need to be removed.

This procedure is the fusion of joints. It can be helpful in stabilizing damaged or diseases areas and reduces pain long term.

This is the removal of the gallbladder when it is diseased, develops gallstones, or has ruptured.

Not all wounds heal well without extra specialized help. The surgery team can apply their specialized training to help with complicated wound care.

The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is similar to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in people. This ligament is not able to be repaired as it is in humans, therefore, different techniques such as a tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) and lateral suture procedure are used in veterinary medicine to relieve the pain and mobility issues created when the CCL is injured.

This is surgery of the bladder often to remove stones or other disease processes that may be causing harm.

This surgery involves removing the head of the femur due to certain injuries or disease states to restore pain-free mobility.

Complicated bone breaks sometimes require a Surgeon with specialized knowledge and equipment to facilitate appropriate healing.

There is a wide variety of diseases that require surgery of the gastrointestinal tract.

The liver has several different lobes. A single or multiple lobes can have disease while the remainder of the liver lobes are healthy. In that case the diseased liver lobes can be removed.

The lungs are composed of multiple lobes. Occasionally there can be disease of a single lobe while the remaining lobes are healthy. In that case, the diseased lobe can be removed.

Many masses/tumors can be removed by your primary care veterinarian. However, if they are in a location that is risky, you may need a surgeon to manage complicated procedures.

This is a broad term referring to opening the chest cavity by cutting the sternum.

Many small dogs do not form their knee joint properly which allows for the kneecap to slide around. There are surgical procedures available to help your pets knee cap become more stable to reduce pain and limping.

A patent ductus arteriosus is a vessel present in fetal life that is supposed to close when animals are born. Occasionally, this vessel does not close on its own. Therefore, it needs to be physically tied shut to avoid congestive heart failure at a young age.

This is the removal of the fibrous sac surrounding the heart. This is sometimes necessary in cases where abnormal fluid develops in this sac and compresses the heart causing a life threatening condition.

Disease can occur to the reproductive system if it is left intact. These diseases can be life threatening and often require urgent attention.

This is the removal of the spleen that may be necessary for a multitude of disease states or injury.

Tendons and Ligaments can become injured or even rupture if put under enough stress. To restore proper mobility, these tendons and ligaments can sometimes be repaired.

This is a broad term referring to opening the chest cavity between the ribs.

The TECA-BO procedure involves removal of the ear canal and middle ear typically due to severe, refractory ear infections. The ear flap remains intact.

The most common site for urinary blockages is the urethra. Several surgeries can be performed to help alleviate this blockage.

Postoperative Care

Your pet’s postoperative care will be managed around the clock by our surgical team of skilled veterinary technicians, as well as our emergency doctors and technicians overnight until your pet is ready to go home.

If you or your primary care veterinarian have any questions regarding any of these procedures or a procedure is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions!

Reliable Communication

You will have access to the Specialty teams during normal business hours for follow-up questions or concerns via phone, e- mail, or in person appointments.

The Specialty teams will have direct communication with your primary care veterinarian to maintain a collaborative approach to your pets’ medical care. If you or your primary care veterinarian have any questions regarding any diagnostics or procedures, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Our Emergency team is available 24-7 for urgent attention that cannot wait.

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