VCA Riverside Veterinary Hospital

Orthopedic Surgery

Our hospital offers Orthopedic Surgery Services. If your pet breaks its leg, procedures such as bone plating, pinning and/or wiring may be necessary to fix the fractured bones. If your pet experiences a knee ligament injury (for example, a cruciate ligament tear), procedures such as a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) or extracapsular repair may be recommended. Dislocating (luxating) knee caps (patellas) may sometimes require surgery to minimize pain and improve your pet's quality of life. If there is a problem inside a joint (severe arthritis, bone chips, etc.), surgeons may recommend arthroscopy (a tiny video camera placed inside the joint) to remove the source of your pet's pain.  In some cases it is best to open the joint for a more thorough surgical approach.

If our veterinarians are unable to identify or repair the source of your pet's orthopedic problem, they may recommend a referral to a specialized veterinary orthopedic surgeon. Please call and ask our staff about which Orthopedic Services we offer or if you have additional questions.

 

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.

If it is after hours and you have a serious emergency please take your pet directly to Concord Area Veterinary Emergeny Services located off of Ft. Eddy Road in Concord, 227-1199. http://www.capareaves.org    

If you have a question or concern regarding your pets condition that is not life threatening and it can not wait until regular business hours please feel free to call into the office and follow the prompts to have the doctor paged and they will return your call.  Please remember to leave your contact information when you leave a message so that they may reach you in a timely manner.

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