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Orthopedic Services for Pets

Over the span of their life, pets can develop conditions or sustain injuries to their joints, muscles, bones and ligaments that can significantly affect their comfort and mobility. At Gillies Grove Animal Hospital, our team of experts is here to make sure that we can prevent, get ahead of, and properly treat orthopedic problems in your furry family members. This all begins with regular checkups at the hospital. Please call us today to schedule your next appointment, or to ask any questions about your pet’s well-being.

What are some common orthopedic issues in pets?

The types of orthopedic problems that pets can suffer from depends on their age, size and breed. For example, older dogs are more likely to develop osteoarthritis as a result of years of wear and tear. In smaller dog breeds, patellar luxation is a common condition that causes their kneecaps to slip out of alignment. Cats are also susceptible to similar types of conditions.

How are orthopedic problems in pets treated?

Treatment depends on your pet’s specific problem. They can range from non-invasive medications to complex surgical procedures. For instance, supplements such as glucosamine are often given to alleviate osteoarthritis symptoms, physical therapy may be recommended for certain issues, and on the other end of the spectrum, joint replacement surgery may be required.

How much does orthopedic surgery cost?

The price of your pet’s procedure will depend on their specific diagnosis and a number of other factors such as their size. During a preoperative consultation, your veterinarian will disclose fully all of the costs that you can expect for your pet’s surgery.

Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Gillies Grove Animal Hospital