Orthopaedic surgery encompasses any surgery that is related to bones or joints. It includes procedures such as fracture repairs, ligament repairs and spinal surgery to name a few.
Our orthopaedic surgeons: Dr. Peter Mackenzie-Wood and Dr. Gwilym Hunt have a high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform certain orthopaedic surgical procedures that your pet may require. These may include:
- Cranial cruciate ligament repair
- Fracture (broken bone) repair
- Amputations for severe injuries or bone cancer cases
Here at Vets @ Acacia Gardens your pets comfort is our priority, in our orthopaedic procedures and major operations, our patients recieve a pain pack which includes a local into the joint, a morphine drip post operatively, a slow releasing opiod patch over the following 3 days and anti-inflammatories to keep them as happy as possible.
Complicated orthopaedic cases, such as spinal surgery, will need to be referred to a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. Our veterinarians will assess each case individually and provide the best advice for you and your pet.
Soft-Tissue Surgery encompasses any surgery relating to the skin. It includes procedures such as lump removals and reconstructions. Our team of skilled veterinarians have tackled lumps that have come in a range of sizes, from benign tiny warts to large malignant tumors.
Some of these lumps include:
- Lipoma - A benign fat filled lump that can grow large and impact on a dogs movement
- Melanoma - A malignant skin cancer thats seen in people
- Mast Cell Tumor - A skin cancer that ranges from low to highly malignant and invasive
- Soft-Tissue Sarcoma - A malignant fast growing tumor that is locally invasive
Here at Vets @ Acacia Gardens your pets comfort is our priority, your pet will receive pain relief before and after the procedure as well as 3 days of anti-inflammatories to keep them as happy as possible
Complicated soft-tissue surgeries, such as those needing extensive reconstruction or follow-up radiation treatment for malignant tumors, will sometimes need to be referred to a specialist surgeon. Our veterinarians will assess each case individually and provide the best advice for you and your pet.