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2 Rocking Horse Lane, Slingerlands, NY 12159

Orthopedic Surgery

Our surgical suite is fully equipped to perform most common orthopedic procedures including bone fracture and ligament repairs, joint surgery, and bone biopsies. Our doctors have collectively over 40 years of orthopedic surgery experience. In addition to our staff, we offer the services of Tom Bowersox, (pictured at right) a board certified veterinary surgeon who will come to our facility and perform more advanced surgical procedures on our patients.
Prior to surgery, each patient receives a thorough physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger his or her health. Because not all problems can be detected on examination, all surgery patients undergo pre-anesthetic blood testing. These tests give us a more complete picture of your pet’s health and allow us to tailor an anesthetic regimen that is specific for each patient.
All patients receive an intravenous catheter to allow us to give iv fluids if necessary as well as pain medication.
During surgery, your pet’s vital signs are monitored through a state-of-the-art surgical monitoring system called Life Window; additionally, he or she will also be observed closely by one of our registered veterinary technicians. Life Window is a computer that minute to minute tracks blood pressure, oxygen content of the blood, core temperature, EKG heart tracings, and carbon dioxide levels in the exhaled air. After surgery, this information is added electronically to the patients computer records.