Difficult surgical cases may be best managed by a specialist. Possessing the instruction, expertise and equipment to perform the most demanding procedures, a residency trained surgeon can help the family veterinarian provide the best possible care to the patient. Rapid advances in the veterinary profession can make it difficult for veterinarians to remain current with recent developments in techniques and technologies required to manage some of today’s complex surgical problems.
The veterinary surgeons on staff, Lori W. Cabell, DVM, ACVS, A. Jon Nannos, DVM, Jacqui Niles, BVetMed, SAS, ACVS, Catherine Popovitch, DVM, ACVS, ECVS, Timothy M. Schwab, VMD, and Scott Christopher, VMD, CCRP, commonly perform many types of soft-tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures. Referral consultations are seen on an appointment basis. Consultations are often in reference to cruciate ligament injuries, luxating patellas, and limb amputations. Be sure to bring any medical records to your appointment including laboratory results and X-rays.
This will enable the surgical specialist to be properly informed as to your pet’s history and the scope of the current problem. This information in addition to an examination of your pet will enable the surgeon to make appropriate recommendations. Continuity of care between the surgical specialist and your family veterinarian ensures the best possible outcome for your pet.
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