Pet Soft-Tissue Surgery and Orthopedics

UVH is well-equipped to perform an array of pet orthopedic and soft-tissue surgeries, from routine spays and neuters to more complex soft tissue and bone and joint surgeries.

Please contact us if you have questions about your pet’s upcoming surgery, or need to schedule a surgery with our team.

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What to Expect During Surgery

During any procedure, our top priorities always include controlling your pet’s discomfort. The doctors and staff at UVH take all necessary steps to relieve any pain before, during and after your pet’s surgical procedure. We also practice proper pain control for all surgeries in order to minimize the time it takes for your pet to heal.

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We’re Committed to Your Pet’s Safety

We advocate the use of pre-anesthetic blood work to screen for any situations that may require us to change our anesthetic protocol for your pet and minimize anesthesia risks. Pets with heart disease, lung disease, and liver or kidney disease can benefit from a unique anesthetic protocol created strictly for them.

During every procedure, we employ the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially our older or high-risk patients. That means AAHA Standards of sterilization are upheld for all surgeries. Your pet is closely monitored by a veterinarian, veterinary technician, and modern equipment through the entire anesthetic procedure, until they are taken into recovery.

High-Risk Anesthesia

In cases of an anesthetic procedure on a higher risk patient, we use advanced monitoring equipment that allows for more detailed monitoring of vital signs and anesthesia.

Orthopedic Surgeries

Our skilled surgeons at UVH can perform the following orthopedic procedures:

• Internal fixation (bone plating)
• External fixation
• Stifle surgeries, including TTA, Ridgestop, and Arthrex Tightrope
• FHO (femoral head osteotomy)
• Amputation
• Bone biopsies