From broken bones to joint problems, the highly skilled veterinarians at Lathlain Vet Clinic are experienced in orthopaedic surgery and are committed to getting the best outcome for your pet’s health.
What is orthopaedic surgery?
Orthopaedic surgery relates to your pet’s bones. Commonly our Perth vets perform orthopaedic surgeries to repair broken bones or correct defects such as luxating patella and ruptured cruciate ligaments in dogs.
If your pet requires orthopaedic surgery our friendly staff will explain to you exactly what’s involved and what you’ll need to do, but here are the basics. We also have a vet with our Perth team who has a special interest in TPLO surgery and can perform these delicate surgeries at our premises.
In the morning
The pet will be admitted into our surgical ward in the morning. You can accompany your pet to help them settle in and our dedicated staff will be on hand to care for your pet. We’ll do a pre-anaesthetic exam and usually sedate your pet an hour or two before the surgery is scheduled.
General anaesthesia will be administered by our expert vet surgeon and surgery is performed under close observation from the team of experienced nursing staff. Blood rate and breathing are monitored while our vet surgeon carries out the operation. We continue to monitor the pet during the recovery stage and they will be clean, dry, warm and settled in their cage.
In most cases pets are able to return home once they are awake, walking, and have their pain under control. If there are any concerns about a pet’s recovery we may keep them in overnight for observation – your pet’s health is our top priority. Once your pet has returned home we will provide you with comprehensive post-surgery care instructions.
One of our Victoria Park senior vets, Dr Julian Jacobsen, can perform TPLO surgeries at either the Lathlain premises or the Victoria Park Clinic, which is a very short drive away.
If you’re worried about your pet’s health, call Lathlain Vet Clinic to make an appointment today: (08) 9470 4445