Sumner Pet Surgery

Our veterinarians adhere to the highest level of care standards for all surgical procedures. Our highly skilled doctors place the utmost emphasis on pain management to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable throughout the treatment process. Using advanced technology, your pet's vital signs are monitored by our well-trained veterinary technicians, who will remain with your pet through recovery.

Our clinic has a state-of-the-art surgical suite where our veterinarians perform all common procedures, including:

Soft Tissue Surgery Services:

  • Gastropexy
  • Cystotomy
  • Spay and Neuter
  • Growth Excision
  • C-sections
  • Splenectomy
  • Foreign Body Surgery
  • Brachycephalic Surgery
  • Feeding Tube Placement

After performing a complete examination and reviewing your pet's medical state, we will discuss treatment options that may include surgery and put together a plan that suits the needs of both you and your pet.

Anesthetic safety is of highest priority at Sumner Veterinary Hospital.

We adhere to strict and non-optional anesthetic guidelines. Each pet is unique and is assigned an anesthetic risk grade. Based on the specifics of each pet (age, breed, anesthetic risk, etc) an individualized anesthetic protocol is tailored, including precalculated emergency drugs and pain management.

Each pet is continuously monitored by the anesthetist and all the parameters are recorded with the aid of LifeWindows anesthetic monitoring.

Each pet has an intravenous catheter, constant fluid therapy during the procedure and supplemental heat as needed. Pets are closely monitored until completely awake.

Surgical FAQs at Sumner Veterinary Hospital

Orthopedic Surgery

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Cranial Cruciate Ligament CCL Tears (also known as ACL tears) are one of the most common injuries in dogs. Similar to people the CCL tears will results in pain and dysfunction in the affected leg. The goal of surgery is return your pet to full functionality to enjoy a happy and active life.

We have been performing CCL surgeries form more than 10 years. There are several surgeries available to correct the CCL tears in dogs. Our choice in treating CCL tears is the TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) technique utilizing the brand name titanium alloy implants from KYON

Patellar Groove Replacement (KYON)

Patellar Groove Replacement (PGR) is a very specialized and unique procedure, similar to specific type of knee replacement surgery in people. PGR help to correct severe abnormalities of the surface where the knee cap slides. Common abnormalities corrected by PGR are patellar luxations, severe arthritis of the patellar groove, etc. The procedure utilized very a special titanium alloy implant to provide very smooth surface for the patella to slide in.

Patellar Luxation Surgery

Patellar (knee cap) luxations are a common disorder most commonly affecting small breed dogs. Depending on the grade and degree of affections, some luxations can benefit from surgical intervention. Depending on what is the main cause of the patellar luxations several different treatment options are available. Read more.

Fracture Repair

In the unfortunate event when your pet might need a fracture repair, we offer many different fracture repair modalities that can be tailored for each specific fracture type.

- Plating (using Titanium allow bendable ALPS plates

- External Fixator

- Pins and wires

FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy)

FHO is procedure aimed at reducing pain and allowing for better mobility in dogs affected by diseases of the hip joint. Read more.

Common conditions that can benefit from FHO procedure are: 

  • Hip Joint
  • Femoral Head Fractures
  • Hip dislocation that cannot be corrected by other techniques (non surgical or surgical replacement, toggle pin, etc
  • Severe Hip Dysplasia
  • Develomental Diseases (like Legg Perthes disease)

Limb amputations are considered a last resort salvage procedure. Common indications for amputations are: bone tumors, severe trauma, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions at Sumner Animal Hospital