Orthopaedic Surgery

If your dog or cat has a broken leg, a broken back or some other severely broken bone or fractures, our orthopaedic surgeons at Southern Animal Hospital and Marion Animal Hospital are here to help! Many of the surgical procedures performed by our Vets on any given day can be among the most advanced and cutting-edge veterinary surgical procedures performed. Certification to perform many of these operations requires further training after veterinary school and specific equipment.

Many dogs and cats will need surgery at least once in their lifetime. As caring pet owners, we want our dogs and cats to receive the best veterinary surgical care possible in a safe, comfortable environment. Each of our three clinics features a state-of-the-art modern surgical suite. Our specifically trained Vets perform all types of surgical procedures with state-of-the-art anaesthetic monitoring equipment to ensure your pets safety and comfort throughout the procedure.

Trauma, such as jumping off a ledge or being hit by a car are common reason for broken bones in dogs and cats. Additionally, aggressive bone cancers that destroy the bone from within are not uncommon. When orthopaedic surgery is necessary to repair a fracture, torn ligament, muscle, ruptured joint or another form of a broken bone, it is because the injury is too complex to heal naturally with a good result. In many cases, broken bones and complex orthopaedic conditions will require substantial support to maintain proper alignment and achieve long-term success. Orthopaedic surgical intervention can give a dog or cat the ability to regain use of a limb or other body part that cannot heal itself.

Our Southern Animal Hospital and Marion Animal Hospital teams are highly experienced in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery and use the latest surgical techniques and equipment to ensure your pet has the best possible outcome.

Orthopaedic surgery encompasses any surgery that is related to your pets’ bones or joints. It includes procedures such as;

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament repair (ACL, CrCL or CCL)
  • Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL)
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
  • Total Hip replacement (THR)
  • Bone Grafting
  • Carpal Hyperextension / Arthrodesis Joint Fusions
  • Advanced Osteotomy for ALD Limb Straightening
  • Femoral Rear Limb Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO)

Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy

Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our Southern Animal Hospital and Marion Animal Hospital's fully equipped surgical suites allows us to perform most orthopaedic surgical procedures that your pet may require. 

Complicated orthopaedic cases, such as spinal surgery, may need to be referred to a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. Our Vets will assess each case individually and provide the best advice for you and your pet.