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Orthopedic surgery involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of bone, joint, ligament, tendon, and muscle disorders.

Please note: Orthopedic surgery is only available in NYC at this time.

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To schedule your pet's surgery, please send us an inquiry below, and our veterinary team will contact you.

Our Facilities

Each of our clinics has a dedicated surgery room complete with state-of-the-art equipment. Our surgical team uses the latest technology, time-tested techniques, and cutting-edge diagnostics to provide our furry patients with the best care possible.

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Meet our Surgery Team

Surgery at Bond Vet is led by our Director of Surgery, Dr. Renee McDougall.

Dr. McDougall has a special interest in orthopedic and minimally invasive surgery and a passion for using research and teaching to improve population health. With these tools she believes we can build a healthier community with less need for surgeons like her.

Doctors: To refer a client to the Bond Vet Specialty Surgery team, please fill out this form, and we’ll get in touch.

ACL Repair

ACL stands for “anterior cruciate ligament,” although in dogs and cats it’s more commonly referred to as the CCL, or “cranial cruciate ligament.”

It’s a small ligament located inside the knee joint, and it plays an important part in keeping the joint stable, in an appropriate position, and functioning well.

Since dogs have a slope inside their knees, their ACL bears more weight than human ACLs do — making them more prone to tears.

The ligament can tear from: normal wear over time, injury, or conditions that destabilize the knee joint (such as a luxating patella). Also, it’s important to note that pets who tear the ACL of one hindlimb are at risk of tearing the ACL in their other hindlimb later in life.

ACL tears result in painful inflammation and swelling and, if not treated, can lead to irreversible bone and cartilage damage and arthritis in the knee.

Learn more about ACL tears.

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