WestVet has three full-time board-certified surgeons available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help treat your pet. Our highly trained surgeons combine their expertise with state-of-the-art tools and equipment to provide a diagnosis and a variety of treatment options. Our surgeons work closely with family veterinarians and other WestVet specialists to provide an integrated and comprehensive approach to treating injured and ailing pets.
WestVet surgeons may utilize one of a number of advanced diagnostic tools including digital radiography, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy. This imaging is often critical to obtaining a proper diagnosis and assessing the severity or extent of an injury or disease. You can read more about the different types of medical imaging we offer HERE.
WestVet surgeons are nationally recognized for their work with advanced orthopedic procedures, below is a list of common orthopedic procedures performed for pets:
- Bone Plating
- Knee Reconstruction:
- OCD - Osteochondritis Dissecans
- Cruciate (ACL) tears
- Total Hip Replacement
- Knee Replacement
- Elbow Replacement, including new alternatives
- IVDD – Intervertebral Disk Disease
In addition, abdominal (liver, spleen, GI, etc), thoracic (heart and lung), and neurologic (spine and brain) surgeries are also commonly performed by our experienced surgeons. Some of the common ailments treated regularly by our surgeons include:
- Brachycephalic Syndrome
- Laryngeal Paralysis
- Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) or “Bloat”
- LAG – Laparocopic Assisted Gastropexy to prevent GDV
Beyond surgery, cutting edge therapies including stem cell treatment, platelet rich plasma (PRP), and artificial cartilage substitution (OATS procedure) are considered as treatment alternatives when possible. Minimally invasive surgical techniques using laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and arthroscopy are options for certain patients.
At WestVet, assuring your pet’s safety and comfort is a priority. That is why our surgeons utilize the most modern and safe anesthetics available in veterinary medicine and provide a variety of pain management techniques including continuous rate intravenous infusions (CRI’s) of pain medications, local anesthetic nerve blocks, epidural anesthesia, pain patches, and oral pain medication. While under anesthesia, patients are closely monitored by well-trained personnel utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. Twenty-four hour per day doctor and nursing care is also provided so that recovering pets can be treated for signs of pain.
We believe that you and your pet will benefit from our compassion, expertise, specialized training and state-of-the-art equipment.
Please see your family veterinarian for a referral for a consultation with a WestVet surgeon, feel to contact us with any questions.