Veterinary Surgery

WestVet offers the expertise of a board-certified surgeon specializing in orthopedic and soft tissue procedures to help restore your pet to good health.

Our experienced and compassionate surgeons combine their expertise with state-of-the-art tools and equipment to provide both a diagnosis and treatment options for the pet and their families. Importantly, our surgeon also works with your family veterinarian and other WestVet specialists to provide an integrated and comprehensive approach to treating your pet’s injury and/or illness, whether acute or chronic in nature.

Our surgeons may utilize one of a number of advanced diagnostic imaging tools. This imaging is often critical to obtain a proper diagnosis and assess the severity or extent of an injury or disease.

WestVet surgeons are nationally recognized for their work with advanced orthopedic procedures, including:

  • Bone Plating
  • Cruciate (ACL) tears
  • Elbow Replacement, including new alternatives
  • IVDD – Intervertebral Disk Disease
  • Knee Reconstruction:
    • Lateral Suture Stabilization
    • MPL- Medial Patella Luxation
    • Tightrope Procedure
    • TPLO – Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy. Dr. Jeff Brourman’s blog on the best surgery for a dogs knee ACL tear can be found HERE.
    • TTA – Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
  • Knee Replacement
  • OCD – Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Total Hip Replacement

In addition, veterinary abdominal (liver, spleen, GI, etc) thoracic (heart and lung) and neurologic (spine and brain) surgerys are also performed at WestVet.

Some of the common ailments treated regularly by our surgeons include:

  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or “Bloat”
  • LAG – Laparoscopic Assisted Gastroplexy to prevent GVD
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
  • Megacolon

Beyond surgery, cutting edge therapies including stem cell treatment, platelet rich plasma (PRP), and artificial cartilage substitution (OATS procedure) are considered as treatment alternatives when possible. Minimally invasive surgical techniques using laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and arthroscopy are also options for certain clients.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques using laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and arthroscopy are options for certain clients.

At WestVet, assuring your pets safety and comfort is our top priority.  That is why our surgeons utilized the most modern and safe anesthetics in veterinary medicine to provide a variety of pain management techniques.  Methods include continuous rate intravenous infusions (CRI’s) of pain medications, local anesthetic nerve blocks, epidural anesthesia, pain patches, and oral pain medication.

While under anesthesia, patients are closely monitored.  Twenty-four hour doctor and nursing care are provided so that recovering pets can be treated for signs of pain.

Our Specialist

Jesse Terry,
DVM, MS, DACVS, Veterinary Surgery

Please see your family veterinarian for a referral consultation with a WestVet surgeon.  If you have any questions regarding surgery for your pet contact us at 801.776.8118.

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