Our highly trained surgeons combine their expertise with state-of-the-art tools and equipment to provide both a diagnosis and treatment options for pets and their families. Our surgeons work closely with referring family veterinarians and other WestVet specialists to provide an integrated and comprehensive approach to treating injured and ailing pets.
WestVet veterinary 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 obtain a proper diagnosis and assess the severity or extent of an injury or disease. Read more about the different types of medical imaging we offer HERE.
WestVet surgeons are nationally recognized for their work with advanced orthopedic procedures, including:
- 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, veterinary abdominal (liver, spleen, GI, etc), thoracic (heart and lung), and neurologic (spine and brain) surgeries are commonly performed at WestVet.
Some of the common ailments treated regularly by our surgeons include:
- Brachycephalic Syndrome
- Laryngeal Paralysis
- Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) or “Bloat”
- LAG – Laparoscopic Assisted Gastropexy to prevent GDV
Beyond surgery, cutting edge therapies including 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 top priority. That is why our surgeons utilize the most modern and safe anesthetics available in veterinary medicine to provide a variety of pain management techniques. This includes 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. Twenty-four-hour doctor and nursing care are provided so that recovering pets can be treated for signs of pain; a WestVet board certified veterinary surgeon is available on call to help treat your pet.
How can a board certified veterinary surgeon benefit your family? Learn more HERE.
Download a general outline of what to expect on the day of surgery at WestVet HERE.
Please see your family veterinarian for a referral for a consultation with a WestVet surgeon. If you have any questions regarding surgery for your pet, contact us at 208.375.1600.