January 23, 2018

Bad hips or bad knees? Or Both?

A fairly recent study* showed that 32% of dogs referred to a surgeon for hip dysplasia treatment had, in fact, a torn ACL. Indeed, differentiating between a torn cruciate ligament and hip dysplasia can be tricky if not frustrating. Let’s review the differences between the two conditions. Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tear Severity of lameness depends […]

Small Animal Conditions

As a pet owner you want your ‘furry baby’ to have the same great care you expect for yourself. It is with that thought in mind that Gateway Veterinary Surgery offers this list of common conditions to watch for if you’re pet isn’t feeling its normal spry self. Choose a health topic from the list […]

After Surgery

Please see your pet’s discharge instructions for specific recommendations.  Call or email with additional questions; please contact your local emergency clinic with urgent concerns after-hours. It is important that your pet rest after surgery.   Recovery from orthopedic surgery typically requires strict rest for two to three months until healing is complete.  Running, jumping, climbing […]

What is a Veterinary Surgeon?

The term “ACVS Diplomate” refers to a veterinarian who has been board certified in veterinary surgery. Only veterinarians who have successfully completed the certification requirements of the ACVS are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and have earned the right to be called specialists in veterinary surgery. Veterinarians wishing to become board certified […]

For Pet Owners

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