Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery FAQs from Our Veterinarian in Summerfield, NC

Keep your pet healthy can be stressful, especially if surgery is needed. The professionals at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield are happy to help get your pet back on a healthy track. Below is some information about orthopedic surgery that may be helpful to you.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgery is a type of pet surgery that focuses on healing the musculoskeletal system. This system includes the body's tendons, bones, ligaments, and joints. There are many issues that an animal can have associated with this system that can be corrected with orthopedic surgery.

What Types of Things Will a Veterinarian be Able to Screen For

A veterinarian will be able to screen for a variety of issues. Fractures of the bone, ligament tears, elbow, and hip dysplasia are all issues that can be corrected and treated during orthopedic surgery. Please contact us if you have any questions concerning our pet surgery methods.

Possible Issues That Should be Addressed with an Orthopedic Exam?

There are many issues that can be addressed with an orthopedic exam. The age and health history of your pet needs to be addressed with an orthopedic exam along with how well the animal can walk. If something is bothering your pet while walking, we can check this right away and discuss future options to ensure that we get your pet as healthy as possible again. How well your animal stands can also help us determine if surgery should be the next step we take.

Common Problems?

Just with anything, there are common problems associated with orthopedic surgery. These include complications that can happen during surgery, negative reactions to anesthesia, as well as pain management post-surgery. We can discuss these problems in detail before your pet surgery.

How a Veterinarian Can Help with Post Surgery?

A veterinarian can be of great assistance during the post-surgery phase. With any surgery, a pet will stay with us to make sure their recovery goes smoothly. We have a hospital recovery area where all our patients go to recover post-surgery. This is so we can keep a close eye on them while they wake up from the anesthesia. Many times, your pet can go home with you the same day after the surgery.

Contact Our Veterinarian in Summerfield, NC to Make an Appointment

Make an appointment today to get your pet back on the right track when it comes to their health. Visit us at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, 1012 NC Hwy. 150 W Summerfield, NC 27358. You can also call (336) 643-2229 to schedule an appointment.



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  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
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  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
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  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
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