Orthopaedic Surgery

From broken bones to joint problems, the highly skilled veterinarians at Oxenford Vet Surgery and are committed to getting the best outcome for your pet’s health.

What is orthopaedic surgery?

Orthopaedic surgery relates to your pet’s bones and joints.

To perform orthopaedic surgeries such as repairing broken bones or correcting defects like a luxating patella and ruptured cruciate ligaments in dogs we will either call in a travelling specialist (click here) or offer referral to our local specialist centre  – Veterinary Specialist Services in Carrara.

If your pet requires orthopaedic surgery our friendly staff will explain to you exactly what’s involved and what you’ll need to do, but here are the basics.

In the morning

The pet will be admitted into our surgical ward in the morning. You can accompany your pet to help them settle in and our dedicated staff will be on hand to care for your pet. We’ll do a pre-anaesthetic exam, and usually sedate your pet a few hours before the surgery is scheduled.

During surgery

General anaesthesia will be administered by our expert surgeon, and surgery is performed under close observation from the team of experienced nursing staff. Blood pressure, breathing rate and blood oxygen levels are monitored while our expert surgeon carries out the operation. We continue to monitor the pet during the recovery stage and they will be clean, dry, warm and settled in our state of the art vet practice near Helensvale.

What then?

Pets are able to return home once they are awake, walking, and have their pain under control. Oxenford Vet Surgery will provide you with comprehensive post-surgery care instructions as proper aftercare is critical with orthopaedic surgeries.

If you’re worried about your pet’s health, call Oxenford Vet Surgery to make an appointment today.

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