We have many patients that require orthopedic surgery, to correct cruciate ligament injuries, stabilize patellas (knee caps) and much more. Like in human medicine, we believe that the best surgical option for these injuries is to be treated by an orthopedic specialist. Although our surgeons are extremely competent, these surgeries are extremely delicate and there can be severe complications from the surgery if not done correctly. We truly believe your beloved pet deserves the best and we would rather trust the care of your pet to a specialist who has extensive education and experience in this specialty. A surgeon who only focuses on injuries of this nature is the best treatment option for your pet and not to someone who doesn’t have that expertise.
At Glendale, we offer a high standard of surgical techniques and technology. All patients are carefully screened to ensure they are safe to have surgery, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. We use a surgical laser to perform all of our surgeries and it is used in place of a scalpel as a cutting tool. It cauterizes blood vessels as it cuts decreasing the amount of blood lost during surgery; a typical surgical patient will lose only a drop or two of blood during the procedure! The laser cauterizes nerve endings, resulting in much less pain post-operatively and decreases the trauma to the surgical site resulting in less swelling, which promotes a quicker recovery. The sanitizing effect of the laser beam also reduces the risk of infection.