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Emergency

The Veterinary Surgical Center closes at 5:30 pm on Friday and reopens Monday morning at 7:30 am.  If your pet is experiencing an emergency we always encourage you to reach out to your regular veterinarian. If your regular hospital is not open,  you will be in good hands at any one of our local ER/24 […]

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Post Surgery Rehabilitation: We recommend physical therapy for many of our postoperative patients. For pets with acute injuries, this can be as simple as icing and passive range of motion exercises done 3-4 times a day for the first week post-op. For pets with a more chronic condition this may mean an appointment with a veterinary […]

Common Postoperative Medications

Common Postoperative Medications

Anti-Inflammatories, Analgesics, Sedatives, and Antibiotics Nonsteriodal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAIDS) are a common class of drugs used to reduce pain, swelling, and fever. Many are used in human medicine and are over-the-counter (Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Aleve, etc). It is important to note that cats process NSAIDS differently than humans or dogs and should NEVER be given any over-the-counter […]

Anesthesia

Anesthesia

Anesthesia is usually more worrisome to pet owners than the surgical procedure itself. There are a number of factors that affect a patient’s anesthetic outcome; the health of the patient; the agents used to induce/maintain anesthesia/analgesia; the duration of the procedure; the experience and expertise of the team member monitoring the patient; and having a […]

Oncology

Oncology

Surgical Services Biopsy Incisional Excisional Mass Removal Cutaneous/Sub-cutaneous (on/under the skin) Intra-cavitary (chest/abdomen) Oral (mandibulectomy/maxillectomy) Amputation Diagnosis We will work with your regular veterinarian to coordinate diagnosis of the mass.  This involves taking a sample of the mass through a fine needle aspirate (FNA), sometimes ultrasound guided or a biopsy. These procedures often require sedation […]

soft tissue

Soft Tissue

The majority of our soft tissue surgery is performed by Dr. Amelia Simpson. Dr. Kiefer is available on a case-by-case basis for these procedures. Wound/Reconstructive Surgery Trauma Related Scar Revisions Airway Repair (Nares, Soft Palate Reduction) Laryngeal Paralysis Repair/Tie Back Tracheal Rings (Tracheal Collapse) Salivary Gland/Mucocelle Removal Parathyroidectomy Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) Bulla Removal Cardiothoracic […]

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy

Minimally Invasive Surgery – Arthroscopy Arthroscopy or “scoping” is the surgical procedure where a tiny camera is inserted into a joint to diagnose &/or treat joint injuries or abnormalities. Treatments for the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hock joints using this method are called “minimally invasive” as there are 2-3 half-inch incisions on either side of the […]

orthopedic

Orthopedic

Unexpected injuries like fractures or dislocations or hereditary joint conditions can require orthopedic repair.  Our surgeons have special training and equipment to fix broken bones, torn ligaments, and conditions like hip and elbow dysplasia. Some orthopedic conditions are best treated when your pet is young or before arthritis has accumulated.  Frequent puppy visits to your […]

Platelet Rich Plasma & Autologous Conditioned Plasma (PRP/ACP)

Platelet Rich Plasma & Autologous Conditioned Plasma (PRP/ACP)

It is becoming more common to hear about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Autologus Conditioned Plasma (ACP) therapies being used in veterinary medicine.  PRP/ACP is the process of concentrating a patient’s own platelets and growth factors and injecting them into a specific site to optimize healing. The Process 9 mls of your pet’s blood is […]

surgery

Surgery

Surgical Services performed at VSCP Common Orthopedic Procedures Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Extracapsular Stabilization (Lateral Suture & Tight Rope) Patella (knee cap) Luxation Medial (MPL) or Lateral (LPL) Total Hip Replacement (THR) ~ Dr. Kiefer only Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO) Fracture/Luxation reconstruction Developmental abnormalities, limb lengthening Achilles Tendon Repair Arthrodesis (Joint Fusion) […]