ORTHOPAEDIC, SOFT TISSUE & DENTAL SURGERY

The Vets at Illawarra Animal Hospital have a special interest in Orthopaedic, Soft Tissue and Dental surgeries.

ORTHOPAEDIC, SOFT TISSUE & DENTAL SURGERY

The Vets at Illawarra Animal Hospital have a special interest in Orthopaedic, Soft Tissue and Dental surgeries.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Orthopaedic surgeries occur when our pets injure their bones, joints and/or ligaments through an accident, trauma, during play or due to degenerative problems. Our orthopaedic team of surgeons includes Dr. Paul, Dr Ryan and Dr. Daniel. They regularly perform a range of orthopaedic surgeries including:

  • TPLO for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tears

  • Fracture repairs

  • Dislocated Knee Caps – Luxating Patella

  • Femoral Head Ostectomy – Hip

  • Other techniques for Cruciate Ligament Rupture – TTA, DeAngelis, CBLO

  • Ligament and tendon tears

  • Arthroscopy — elbow dysplasia and meniscal tears

Just like after human surgery, animals recover quicker and ultimately have better functional outcomes with less discomfort when rehabilitation programs are well designed and executed.

Following surgery our orthopaedic surgeons and rehabilitation vets & therapists work as a team in the post-surgery treatment of your pet. Our purposely designed post-surgery rehabilitation treatment protocols are based on the latest, best practice approach to rehabilitation and will get your pet on the road to recovery faster. Rehabilitation follows all our orthopaedic surgeries where appropriate.

If your dog shows any sign of lameness, limping or injury it is important to seek veterinary advice.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Orthopaedic surgeries occur when our pets injure their bones, joints and/or ligaments through an accident, trauma, during play or due to degenerative problems. Our orthopaedic team of surgeons includes Dr. Paul, Dr Ryan and Dr. Daniel. They regularly perform a range of orthopaedic surgeries including:

  • TPLO for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tears

  • Fracture repairs

  • Dislocated Knee Caps – Luxating Patella

  • Femoral Head Ostectomy – Hip

  • Other techniques for Cruciate Ligament Rupture – TTA, DeAngelis, CBLO

  • Ligament and tendon tears

  • Arthroscopy — elbow dysplasia and meniscal tears

Just like after human surgery, animals recover quicker and ultimately have better functional outcomes with less discomfort when rehabilitation programs are well designed and executed.

Following surgery our orthopaedic surgeons and rehabilitation vets & therapists work as a team in the post-surgery treatment of your pet. Our purposely designed post-surgery rehabilitation treatment protocols are based on the latest, best practice approach to rehabilitation and will get your pet on the road to recovery faster. Rehabilitation follows all our orthopaedic surgeries where appropriate.

If your dog shows any sign of lameness, limping or injury it is important to seek veterinary advice.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Orthopaedic surgeries occur when our pets injure their bones, joints and/or ligaments through an accident, trauma, during play or due to degenerative problems. Our orthopaedic team of surgeons includes Dr. Paul, Dr Ryan and Dr. Daniel. They regularly perform a range of orthopaedic surgeries including:

  • TPLO for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tears

  • Fracture repairs

  • Dislocated Knee Caps – Luxating Patella

  • Femoral Head Ostectomy – Hip

  • Other techniques for Cruciate Ligament Rupture – TTA, DeAngelis, CBLO

  • Ligament and tendon tears

  • Arthroscopy — elbow dysplasia and meniscal tears

Just like after human surgery, animals recover quicker and ultimately have better functional outcomes with less discomfort when rehabilitation programs are well designed and executed.

Following surgery our orthopaedic surgeons and rehabilitation vets & therapists work as a team in the post-surgery treatment of your pet. Our purposely designed post-surgery rehabilitation treatment protocols are based on the latest, best practice approach to rehabilitation and will get your pet on the road to recovery faster. Rehabilitation follows all our orthopaedic surgeries where appropriate.

If your dog shows any sign of lameness, limping or injury it is important to seek veterinary advice.

SOFT TISSUE SURGERY

Soft tissue surgeries occur on the skin, inside the abdomen or chest and muscles. Surgeries include, but are not limited to:

  • Desexing — castration and spey

  • Lumpectomy — assessment of whether benign or malignant and treatment required

  • Cystotomy – bladder surgery to remove stones or masses

  • Hernia repair – umbilical, inguinal, perineal

  • Intestinal surgery — twisted or obstructed intestines (GDV)

  • Upper airway surgery – nostrils, palates and throat surgery

  • Splenectomy

All of these procedures are performed in conjunction with our digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopic and laparoscopic equipment and our in-house pathology services. Our veterinary team are committed to ensuring we have the skills, knowledge and equipment to provide the best surgical solutions for your pet.

SOFT TISSUE SURGERY

Soft tissue surgeries occur on the skin, inside the abdomen or chest and muscles. Surgeries include, but are not limited to:

  • Desexing — castration and spey

  • Lumpectomy — assessment of whether benign or malignant and treatment required

  • Cystotomy – bladder surgery to remove stones or masses

  • Hernia repair – umbilical, inguinal, perineal

  • Intestinal surgery — twisted or obstructed intestines (GDV)

  • Upper airway surgery – nostrils, palates and throat surgery

  • Splenectomy

All of these procedures are performed in conjunction with our digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopic and laparoscopic equipment and our in-house pathology services. Our veterinary team are committed to ensuring we have the skills, knowledge and equipment to provide the best surgical solutions for your pet.

SOFT TISSUE SURGERY

Soft tissue surgeries occur on the skin, inside the abdomen or chest and muscles. Surgeries include, but are not limited to:

  • Desexing — castration and spey

  • Lumpectomy — assessment of whether benign or malignant and treatment required

  • Cystotomy – bladder surgery to remove stones or masses

  • Hernia repair – umbilical, inguinal, perineal

  • Intestinal surgery — twisted or obstructed intestines (GDV)

  • Upper airway surgery – nostrils, palates and throat surgery

  • Splenectomy

All of these procedures are performed in conjunction with our digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopic and laparoscopic equipment and our in-house pathology services. Our veterinary team are committed to ensuring we have the skills, knowledge and equipment to provide the best surgical solutions for your pet.

DENTAL SURGERY

Dental disease is extremely common in both dogs and cats. Did you know by 3 years of age 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some sign of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease starts when bacteria in the mouth form plaque that stick to the surface of the teeth.  Minerals in the saliva harden the plaque into tartar, which is firmly attached to teeth.

Prevention can occur with tooth brushing, dental chews and even dental specific formulated diets are available for both dogs and cats. These diets help break down plaque and prevent it from accumulating therefore removing the common source of dental inflammation.

However, some animals will suffer from more severe periodontal disease and require dental surgery under anesthetic.

  • Scale and Polish – The scale and polish procedure entails the removal of plaque and tartar from the teeth. We do this using an ultrasonic scaler and polish all the teeth with animal appropriate toothpaste. This leaves all of the teeth sparkling clean. By doing this we are helping to combat gingivitis and tooth decay.

  • Extractions – Extractions are required when dental disease has progressed to inflamed gums, loose teeth or infection. These teeth need more than just a scale and polish and so are removed to alleviate pain and ensure health of surrounding teeth. Sometimes stitches are required.

Both procedures are performed with specialized dental equipment and dental xrays are often required.

DENTAL SURGERY

Dental disease is extremely common in both dogs and cats. Did you know by 3 years of age 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some sign of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease starts when bacteria in the mouth form plaque that stick to the surface of the teeth.  Minerals in the saliva harden the plaque into tartar, which is firmly attached to teeth.

Prevention can occur with tooth brushing, dental chews and even dental specific formulated diets are available for both dogs and cats. These diets help break down plaque and prevent it from accumulating therefore removing the common source of dental inflammation.

However, some animals will suffer from more severe periodontal disease and require dental surgery under anesthetic.

  • Scale and Polish – The scale and polish procedure entails the removal of plaque and tartar from the teeth. We do this using an ultrasonic scaler and polish all the teeth with animal appropriate toothpaste. This leaves all of the teeth sparkling clean. By doing this we are helping to combat gingivitis and tooth decay.

  • Extractions – Extractions are required when dental disease has progressed to inflamed gums, loose teeth or infection. These teeth need more than just a scale and polish and so are removed to alleviate pain and ensure health of surrounding teeth. Sometimes stitches are required.

Both procedures are performed with specialized dental equipment and dental xrays are often required.

DENTAL SURGERY

Dental disease is extremely common in both dogs and cats. Did you know by 3 years of age 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some sign of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease starts when bacteria in the mouth form plaque that stick to the surface of the teeth.  Minerals in the saliva harden the plaque into tartar, which is firmly attached to teeth.

Prevention can occur with tooth brushing, dental chews and even dental specific formulated diets are available for both dogs and cats. These diets help break down plaque and prevent it from accumulating therefore removing the common source of dental inflammation.

However, some animals will suffer from more severe periodontal disease and require dental surgery under anesthetic.

  • Scale and Polish – The scale and polish procedure entails the removal of plaque and tartar from the teeth. We do this using an ultrasonic scaler and polish all the teeth with animal appropriate toothpaste. This leaves all of the teeth sparkling clean. By doing this we are helping to combat gingivitis and tooth decay.

  • Extractions – Extractions are required when dental disease has progressed to inflamed gums, loose teeth or infection. These teeth need more than just a scale and polish and so are removed to alleviate pain and ensure health of surrounding teeth. Sometimes stitches are required.

Both procedures are performed with specialized dental equipment and dental xrays are often required.

REHABILITATION
Illawarra Animal Hospital offers a Rehabilitation service that is usually only available in Sydney.
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PUPPY PRESCHOOL
Puppies 8 to 12 weeks of age love our puppy preschool classes, and its not just for the complementary treats!
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CAT BOARDING
Heading away? To feel certain that your feline friend is well cared for, have them stay with us.
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GROOMING
Highly skilled, caring and patient groomers achieving doggy hair cut perfection
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“Our girl has had all her shots with no problem. We had an emergency after she ate something and they told us to bring her straight in and looked after her as soon as we got there. When she got desexed, they were so good and even rang after a week to see how she was! What great customer service!”

Olivia Jayne via Facebook

“Last week Paul came to our house after we made the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye to one of our furry baby. Rocky went peacefully surrounded by his family. We couldn’t thank Paul enough for his generous time, very kind and caring manner. It made such a traumatic event that little bit easier.”

Gaelle Guerin-Graf via Facebook

“What an amazing team! The care and understanding we were given last week, while losing our cat Frankie, was unbelievable! We recently lost our beautiful dog Tash as well. Dr. Dan treated us with such care and respect.
Today we received a beautiful card. Can’t thank you all enough. XX”

Julianne Patricia via Facebook

“The staff are kind, friendly, experienced and helpful. The hospital is clean, modern and extremely well-equipped.”

Kylie Mann via Facebook

“Awesome vet, generally very impressed. My pets love them. Always the best care. Can’t say I would take my pets anywhere else.”

Claire Louise Williams via Google

“Recently transferred my cat details to this vet. Took her in for her needle yesterday. The staff are AMAZING! They truly care about you and your furry family member. I would highly recommend them to anyone.”

Adam Jackson via Google

“Paul, Tegan and Laura are amazing people when it comes to looking after dogs and puppies. My recent experience was above and beyond the call of duty.”

Dianne Adnum via Google

“Excellent customer service and a very professional team. Impressive establishment and very clean. Highly recommend.”

Maureen Mazzaro via Google

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