Soft Tissue & Orthopedic Surgery, and Surgical Oncology
Violet Crown Veterinary Specialists is proud to offer a wide variety of advanced surgical procedures and the latest in surgical technology. Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, our surgeons collaborate with our team of doctors, as well as your primary care veterinarian, to ensure our surgeries are as safe and effective as possible.
Keeping our pets fit and mobile is just as important, and challenging, as it is in ourselves. Our surgeons offer a variety of surgical procedures, as well as consultations regarding non-surgical options to keep your pets moving and comfortable.
- Cranial cruciate ligament tear repairs (such as TPLO, CBLO, or lateral suture)
- Arthroscopy (minimally invasive joint surgery)
- Fracture stabilization
- Hip surgery
- Joint replacement or fusion
- Tendon and ligament reconstruction
- Angular limb deformity correction
- Osteoarthritis management
Cancerous tumors occur in nearly every area of the body and often require extensive surgery in an effort to be completely removed. These surgical treatment decisions must also be planned in conjunction with possible chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Our Surgical Oncologist, the only one in Texas, works closely with our Medical Oncology team, and your primary care veterinarian, to develop a comprehensive plan for your pet’s optimal cancer treatments.
- Maxillofacial surgery
- Limb-sparing surgery for bone tumors
- Skin flaps and grafts for reconstruction following large tumor removal
- Body wall reconstruction
- Adrenal tumor removal
- Abdominal or thoracic cavity tumor removal
Soft Tissue Surgery
Our surgeons specialize in procedures within all tissues of the body, including within the body cavities. Whether planned surgeries, like prophylactic gastropexies, or emergent ones, like foreign material ingestions or urinary obstructions, our surgeons can help.
- Abdominal surgery (including intestines, liver, kidneys, bladder, and reproductive tracts)
- Thoracic surgery (including heart and lungs)
- Head and neck surgery
- Upper airway surgery
- Wounds and skin reconstruction
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Key-hole surgeries utilize fiber optic cameras and specially designed instruments to perform surgeries through portals ¼” to ½” in diameter. While not suitable for every procedure, these techniques can result in lower pain scores and decreased incidence of incisional complications following surgery. Talk to our surgeons to see if this would be an option for your pet.