Category Archives: Surgery

Medical Glue to the Rescue: Correcting Abnormal Blood Vessels

colorized CT angiogram

An important part of AMC’s mission is creating new medical knowledge. Our veterinarians advance the care and treatment of companion animals by conducting innovative clinical research and publishing their results in veterinary journals. This blogpost highlights research by AMC’s Interventional Radiology Service and Surgery Department. In prior blogposts about research publications from AMC clinicians, I

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How to Monitor Your Dog After TPLO Surgery

A dog after TPLO surgery

An important part of AMC’s mission is creating new knowledge. Our veterinarians advance the care and treatment of companion animals by conducting innovative clinical research and publishing their results in veterinary journals. This blogpost highlights research by AMC’s Surgery Department on one of our most common surgical procedures: the repair of torn cruciate ligaments.  A

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THR, DPO, FHO, TPLO and TTA: How to Talk to Your Veterinarian About Orthopedic Surgery

An x-ray of a total hip replacement

AMC’s board-certified veterinary surgeons frequently repair the hips and knees of dogs and cats. Multiple procedures exist to correct torn ligaments, dislocated hips and improve a dog’s ability to walk when hip dysplasia is severe. In the language of veterinary medicine, each of these procedures has an acronym that veterinarians use when talking about the

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World Spay Day 2022: What You Need to Know

Snake with eggs x-ray

February 22 is World Spay Day. “Spay” is an interesting word, since it seems to have nothing to do with removing the ovaries and uterus of a female dog. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word spay has a complicated linguistic heritage. Starting with the Latin spatha (a Roman cavalry officer’s sword), through Old French, Anglo-Norman

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