Centre for Animal Referral & Emergency (CARE) in Collingwood offers a state-of-the-art operating theatre, advanced surgical equipment, minimally-invasive surgery (flouroscopy/ C-arm), thoracosopy, laparoscopy, and advanced orthopedics. We have exceptionally high sterility and autoclaving standards including a B-class autoclave and highly trained theatre nurses, and our standards rival many of the human hospitals. If you are a pet owner , please talk to your family veterinarian first if you would like to arrange a referral to CARE.
CRUCIATE LIGAMENT SURGERY FOR DOGS
Cruciate Ligment injury in dogs is one of the most common injuries seen by veterinarians. The cruciate ligament (CrCl) of the dog is one of the main stabilising ligaments of the stifle (knee) joint. Cruciate ligament injury in the dog is a common causes of hind-limb lameness (limping), and this condition requires surgery. Options for cruciate surgery for your dog include a traditional ‘extra-capsular’ procedure using strong nylon suture (which is generally recommended for smaller dogs), or more advanced procedures including a tibial plateau-levelling osteotomy (TPLO, pictured), tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) or other specialist orthopaedic surgery.
CANCER AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY FOR DOGS AND DOGS
There are many different types of cancer in dogs, including bone cancer, skin cancer (tumors), lung cancer, to name a few. Our team of veterinary specialists are highly trained in all aspects of cancer surgery for dogs. Often, cancer treatment for dogs includes a combination of chemotherapy and surgery. In addition, we have vets on duty 24 hours per day to assist you with your enquiry, and recommend an appropriate course of action.
SOFT TISSUE SURGERY FOR DOGS AND CATS
Soft-tissue surgery includes a range of abdominal and thoracic surgical procedures, reconstructive surgery (for example, skin flaps and wound management), aspects of cancer surgery, tumor removal, open heart surgery, and minimally-invasive (“Keyhole”), or laparoscopic surgery. Advanced procedures performed at CARE which may require you to be referred from your primary care veterinarians include
- Portosystemic shunt surgery (combined with ultrasound or CT)
- Ureteral stenting, ectopic ureter surgery and other urological surgery
- Cardiac surgery including patent ductus arteriosis or persistent right aortic arch surgery
- Skin flaps, skin grafts and advanced reconstructive surgery
- Thoracotomy (for example, for oesphageal foriegn body removal)
- Emergency surgery, for exampe to control internal bleeding or severe trauma
- Thoracosopy (minimally-invasive or “Keyhole” surgery
- Hernia repair (for example, perineal or diaphragmatic surgery)
- Upper airway surgery (for example, brachycephalic upper airway surgery, soft palate surgery, nasal surgery