Advanced Cat & Dog Surgery

Surgery is an important service in veterinary medicine. Many procedures help your pet live longer, healthier lives by preventing or correcting serious medical conditions. At Pennsylvania Veterinary Care, our veterinarian, Dr. Joseph Leppanen, has advanced training in orthopedic surgery, including dog ACL surgery. With our surgical skills, you and your pet are much less likely to be referred out for a complex surgery—you can trust your primary veterinarian to do it!

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Common Soft Tissue Procedures

Common soft tissue procedures we perform include:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Mass/tumor removals
  • Foreign body removals
  • Eye surgeries (i.e. enucleation, cherry eye, etc.)
  • Exploratory surgery
  • Gastropexy
  • Bladder stone removal (cystotomy)
  • Perineal urethrostomy (PU)
  • Anal gland removal
  • Entropion repair
  • Biopsies (including ultrasound guided biopsies)
  • And more

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Orthopedic Procedures

Orthopedics are different from soft tissue surgery in that they involve bones and joints. These procedures require advanced training to perform as they are more complex — and our talented team is up to the task.

Orthopedics we perform include:

  • Dog ACL surgery (TPLO), aka cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) repairs
  • Patellar luxation repairs
  • Fracture repairs
  • Pinning
  • Plating
  • I-Loc system
  • Salter Harris fracture repairs
  • Hip dysplasia corrections
  • Amputations
  • And more