advanced_surgeryAt Snow Animal Health Care, we aim to be your number one resource for veterinary care in Eaton Rapids, Charlotte, Mason and surrounding areas. As pet owners ourselves, we understand that once you form a relationship with a veterinarian, you want that veterinarian to provide all the services you need for your furry companion.

As your Eaton Rapids veterinarian, Dr. Snow has the ability to perform advanced pet surgery – which means you can get the care your pet needs from someone you trust.

Advanced Pet Surgery Options From Your Eaton Rapids Veterinarian

Dr. Snow can perform more than just routine procedures. As your veterinarian, she is skilled at a number of different advanced pet surgery procedures, including:

Dog ACL Surgery

Much like humans, dogs can tear their ACL – an injury that can often only be healed through surgery.We are able to perform dog ACL surgery here at our clinic. Our team will examine the injury and determine which approach is most appropriate for the situation, which may include using synthetic suture material or fibrous tissue near the injury to attach the inside upper femur to the outside femur. Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy – where the tibia is cut and altered to stabilize the joint – may also be an option, depending on the injury.

Pet Soft Tissue Removal & Repair

There are a variety of soft tissues that can sustain injury, requiring removal or repair through surgery. Essentially most surgeries that do not involve the skeletal system or the nervous system are considered soft tissue surgeries. Tendon, ligament, cartilage and muscle removal and/or repair can all be taken care of here at Snow Animal Health Care. As your veterinarian, Dr. Snow has the training and experience to perform these surgeries.

Some common soft tissue surgeries include:

  • Wound reconstruction
  • Splenectomy
  • Removal of urinary bladder stones
  • Laparoscopic ovariectomy

Pet Mass Removal

Finding a lump on your pet is always concerning. Fortunately, our veterinarian team has the training and tools to remove most masses from your pet. Through a physical exam and different scans, she can determine the exact nature of the mass and the best removal method – one that is minimally invasive and designed to help your pet recover as quickly as possible from surgery.

Although tumors are the most commonly known type of mass to the public, there are a surprising amount of mass types that can appear on or in your pet. Melanomas, mast cell tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, mammary adenocarcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas – the list is long, and each presents its own risk.

We will attempt to remove the mass in a single surgery using large surgical margins – the material removed surrounding the tumor – to ensure the mass is completely removed and to avoid the need for a second surgery.