Our surgical team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide surgical care for critical and emergency patients.


The surgical department is equipped with much of the same state-of-the-art equipment used in human hospitals. This includes multi-parameter Cardell patient monitors and a  Matrix ventilator to ensure the safe administration and monitoring of anesthesia. A video scope allows for minimally invasive surgery, our ForceTriad LigaSure minimizes blood loss during surgery, and Stryker surgical drills specially designed for orthopedic procedures. Our surgeons and staff have undergone extensive training in the proper use and maintenance of this advanced surgical equipment in order to provide the best patient care possible.

Patient Comfort and Pain Management

Keeping our patients comfortable during and after surgery is a high priority. Our surgical suites are equipped with thermally controlled operating tables, circulating warming blankets and IV fluid warmers to keep patients warm. We use epidurals, local anesthetic blocks, and continuous IV infusions of pain medications to help maintain patient comfort. Oral pain medications, NSAIDS and transdermal patches are used to continue patient comfort once they are discharged from the hospital.


Some of the procedures we perform include, but are not limited to:

Orthopedic Procedures

  • TTA, TPLO and Lateral Suture options for cranial cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Medial/lateral patellar luxation (MPL)
  • Fracture Repair bone plating; linear, ring and hybrid external fixation
  • Tendon and ligament repair
  • Arthroscopy for minimally invasive joint surgery (OCD, FMCP, meniscal tears)
  • Hip Dysplasia (FHO, TPO, JPS)
  • Total Hip Replacement and Hip Resurfacing
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Elbow Dysplasia (CUE, SHO)
  • Corrective Osteotomy for orthopedic deformities
  • PennHIP Evaluations for osteoarthritis and canine hip dysplasia

Soft Tissue Procedures

Oncologic Procedures

  • Surgical Biopsy and Fine Needle Aspirates
  • Abdominal and Thoracic mass removal
  • Oral-Nasal tumor removal
  • Limb sparing procedures, Amputation and Hemipelvectomy

Emergency Procedures

  • Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (Bloat)
  • Splenic Tumor Rupture
  • Foreign Body removal and Gastric Perforations
  • Uterine Infections
  • C-Section for difficult births
  • Traumatic thoracic and abdominal wounds

Surgical Alternatives

  • Arthrex Autologus Conditioned Plasma (ACP) System
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy