Our experienced surgical team provides comfort, and helps to ease the stress and fears involved with having a difficult procedure ahead for your pet. Utilizing best practices in veterinary medicine, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care's surgical team works hard to return your pet to its normal happy and healthy state.
Preparing for your Appointment
Do not feed your pet for 12 hours prior to your appointment (water is OK). At times, sedation is required to perform optimal diagnostics. If your pet is currently on medications with instructions to be taken with food, please contact us and we will provide instructions.
Provide medical record and current blood work. Be sure to fax a copy of your pet’s medical record to us or bring it along to your appointment. We prefer blood work to be general chemistry/CBC and no more than two weeks old. Providing necessary blood work prior to your arrival will give the surgeon or neurosurgeon vital information about your pet’s health, which will guide and speed treatment plan recommendations. Please call us if you are unsure what blood work is recommended prior to arrival.
Send or bring relevant X-rays. Relevant X-Rays may be emailed to the location where your pet is receiving treatment, mailed, or brought along to your appointment. Please verify that X-Rays have arrived or that you will bring them to your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Our surgeons and neurosurgeon prefer to view X-Rays prior to your visit so they are better prepared for you and your pet.
These are the most common surgical procedures that we perform. If you don't see the procedure you're looking for, please give us a call (317) 534-6000.
For more information on any of these surgical procedures, please visit Animal College of Veterinary Surgeons Small Animals.
Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Rupture
Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO)
Medial Patella Luxation (MPL)
Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
Portosystemic Shunt (PSS)
Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass (SUB)
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)
Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO)
Upper Airway Surgery
What should I bring when I come in for a consult?
It's best for us to have all the information possible on your pet, so if you have any of the following, please bring it with you: current blood work, medical record, and any X-Rays or biopsy results pertaining to the consult.
What should I expect after surgery?
No one understands that surgery can be stressful for you and your pet. If you're not sure if your dog’s post-op behavior is normal, don't hesitate to call us (317) 534-6000.
What are the payment options for my pet’s treatment?
What is a board-certified surgeon?
A board-certified veterinary surgeon is one who has undergone additional training after veterinary school in order to become a specialist. The training consists of a minimum of a one-year internship, followed by a three-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.