Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Surgery Service for Dogs

What surgery services do you offer for dogs?

We offer a wide variety of surgeries for dogs. Spays, neuters, cystotomies, foreign body surgery, lump removals, orthopedic surgeries and dental surgeries, along with others. Please call our clinic regarding any further details or fees.

Do you specialize in any surgeries?

We have veterinarians who have an interest in orthopedic surgeries such as TPLO (tibial plateau levelling osteotomy), ACL anterior cruciate ligament repairs, luxating patella repairs and other orthopedic procedures. We also have a doctor with a special interest in dentistry.

What is a TPLO?

ACL (anterior cruciate rupture) of the knee joint is a common injury in dogs. For dogs over 50 lbs., the recommended surgery is the TPLO (tibial plateau levelling osteotomy). This surgery levels the slope of the shin bone, thereby eliminating the need for the anterior cruciate ligament. Before surgery, x-rays are taken of the knee to measure the angle of the top of the shin bone (the tibial plateau angle). The goal is to reduce this angle so that the forward motion of the shin bone is prevented. At surgery, the knee joint is explored to examine the meniscus and remove any torn pieces. Then, a cut is made in the shin bone with a bone saw, the cut piece of bone is then rotated to create the desired tibial plateau angle. Then a bone plate is placed with screws to hold the shin bone in this rotated position.

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Last updated: July 8, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective Monday, July 13, 2020 we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital