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Veterinary orthopedic surgical treatments include disorders and conditions that affect the bones, joints, and related structures.

A veterinary surgeon can provide your pet with access to the same advanced surgical procedures that are available to humans. The pain caused by an injury or problem with the joints can be temporarily alleviated with medication, but veterinary orthopedic surgery may be required to repair the problem and minimize lasting damage.

Veterinary orthopedic surgery can correct congenital abnormalities, traumatic injuries, and disorders of the bones and joints, including:

  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Hyperextension injuries Internal plating for fracture fixation
  • External skeletal fixation to repair fractures
  • Patella luxation
  • Osteochonritis dissecans (OCD)
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
  • Arthrodesis Carpal, tarsal bone injuries, and luxations¬†and more.

We have a surgeon available for consultation¬†24 hours a day for emergency care. WestVet’s surgeon will work with your family veterinarian to determine the best treatment for your pet. Our team of veterinary specialists is committed to providing the most advanced medical care possible.

In addition, our specialists have extensive training and expertise in treatments for non-surgical management of problems. They evaluate, diagnose, and provide non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis, soft tissue injuries, and invertebral disk herniation.


Please contact your family veterinarian to discuss a referral for a consultation with a WestVet surgeon and contact our office at 208-375-1600 for questions about orthopedic veterinary surgical services.

Jeff D. Brourman

DVM, MS, DACVS, Veterinary Surgeon

Regional Medical Director

John C. Chandler

DVM, MS, DACVS, Veterinary Surgeon

Internship Director

Sean Murphy

DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Surgeon

Adam Nylund


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