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“Thank you so much for taking care of Bonnie through her surgery. I appreciate it and it makes it much easier for me when I know she is in good hands.”

Christy Porterfield and Bonnie

“You most certainly have the gifts of love and compassion. Thank you again for being so diligent in finding the problem with our sweet Miss Piggy.”

Heather, Tony and Piggy Smith.

“I want to thank you for all the TLC you showed my cockatiel, Deros, and me over the years...”

Linda Huebner

“...the people in our lives for whom we are most grateful. You folks are among those people. We do not know what we would have done without you this year.”

Steve and Dianne Durbin

“I will not take my animals anywhere else!!! The staff and doctors were absolutely FABULOUS, kind, courteous, caring and understanding.

Dennis A.

“What more could you ask for? Warm, caring staff, competent doctors that take their time with their clients and are genuinely caring. A clean, bright environment.”

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“You can tell the staff at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital truly cares about the well-being of animals. They are courteous, caring, and go out of their way to make sure your animals are healthy and happy.”

Troy (K) W.

“Thanks to the dedication of the vet himself and his staff, my dog overcame a bout of pancreatitis which could have been fatal if the doctor had not met me after hours.”

Courtney T.

“I am so proud to say that I use this group of Vets and tech...“Dr Van” explained everything to me and it was a much more reassuring process than it could have been. My hats off to all the staff!!

Shannon P.

“Our dog was injured one evening just before business hours ended. I called expecting to ask about an emergency vet but they told me to bring my dog in even though they were closed. They took great care of her!

Melissa S.

“The vets and all the staff are friendly and want to make sure the owner feels comfortable with any procedures or meds given to the pet. They are great!

Sharion V.

“Thank you so much for taking wonderful care of me after removal of my oral cancer. My Mommy and Daddy are so grateful to everyone there at Carriage Hills.”

Bella Pate

Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery & Caring Rehabilitation Programs for Injured Pets

Pet Orthopedic Care

Pets suffering from bone injuries or congenital conditions may require orthopedic care. Carriage Hills Animal Hospital offers orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation services for our current patients and those referred by their primary veterinarians. We are experienced in performing complex orthopedic procedures such as cruciate repair including tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO).


Treating Injuries with Orthopedic Surgery

Any pet suffering from a trauma such as a fall or auto accident could sustain a bone fracture or dislocation. Animals are adept at masking pain and may not show outward signs of injury. An exam by a veterinarian is critical to diagnosing an injury in these circumstances, and to prevent needless suffering.

We recommend contacting our hospital immediately following any trauma for guidance and instructions in preparing your pet for transport to our emergency unit. We will advise you in methods for preventing further pain or added damage to the injured site.

With a bone fracture or torn ligament, surgery is the standard course of treatment. Orthopedic surgery is often complex and will likely require a stay in our critical care unit. Setting a bone or repairing a ligament requires the skill of an experienced surgeon. At CHAH, your pet receives the best possible care from highly trained and compassionate professionals.

Read more about TPLO.


Rehabilitation After Surgery

Your pet will be released to go home with a pain management program designed to maintain comfort and help your companion remain quiet and relaxed. All medications are provided through our veterinary pharmacy for your convenience. We may recommend home treatments to aid in patient comfort, such as cold packs or heat treatments. You will be thoroughly informed as to your pet’s needs prior to release from our hospital.

Typically, recuperation involves a period of physical therapy and rehabilitation. While our rehabilitation program is designed to provide maximum results in the least time, expect some restrictions in activity and a period of therapeutic treatments. Recovery from orthopedic procedures can take time. We prepare a personalized plan for your pet that may include pain medications, nutraceutical supplements, and physical therapy to help decrease convalescence time.

Contact our hospital to discuss your pet’s orthopedic needs.