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Veterinary Surgery

At CASE Hospital, in partnership with Veterinary Specialty Center, our board-certified veterinary surgeons perform advanced surgery while putting your pet’s safety and comfort at the forefront. 

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Surgical Services, Crystal Lake Veterinarian

Surgery for Cats & Dogs

When specialized surgical treatment is the best approach to resolve your pet’s medical problem, count on us to provide that expertise.

In partnership with Veterinary Specialty Center, our highly trained team is adept at providing advanced surgical care. Our capabilities include orthopedic, soft tissue, and general surgery, along with nutritional and other life-function support procedures.

Veterinary surgeries are performed using the most advanced technology available, with fully-trained support staff available to our surgical patients.

Based on your pet’s problems, our surgical specialists will perform a detailed examination and discuss recommended diagnostic tests, procedures, risks, and expected outcomes with you.

Appointment Information

We partner with your family veterinarian, specialists appointments are by referral only.

Surgery appointments are booked on Tuesday and Thursday mornings only. Hours vary week by week. 

Veterinary Specialty Center

In partnership with Veterinary Specialty Center, we are dedicated to practicing innovative and skillful surgery services combined with understanding, devotion, and attentiveness to patient and client needs.

Our Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon has undergone four years of additional training after veterinary school to become a certified specialist. This training consists of a one-year internship followed by a rigorous three-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). 

What to Expect with Veterinary Surgery 

At CASE Hospital, our surgical center is equipped with cutting-edge surgical instrumentation and equipment. Everything we do, every decision we make, is designed to ensure post-operative success for your pet.

  • Anesthesia & Pain Management

    Each patient has an anesthetic plan that is tailored to his or her specific condition. Overall cardiovascular health and lab work are taken into consideration with each pet.

    We take extra care to ensure your pet is pain-free during and after surgery often by using a multimodal approach (i.e. local anesthetic, epidural anesthesia, and systemic medications).

  • Continuous Patient Monitoring

    We use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment (EKG, oscillometric blood pressure, arterial line, pulse oximetry, end-tidal CO2, etc.) to monitor your pet’s vitals during surgery.

  • Sterilization Techniques

    All of our procedures utilize a strict sterile technique. This means our operative suite has positive pressure airflow and the room is cleaned after every procedure.

    Our surgeons also use sterile prep and full surgical attire (sterile gloves, surgical cap, surgical gown). 

  • Surgical Lasers

    In laser surgery, a highly focused laser beam can efficiently vaporize living tissue with extreme precision while sealing capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings.

    Our veterinary surgeons use surgical lasers which offer significant benefits to patients including reduced pain, bleeding, swelling, and faster recovery. 

  • Post-Operative Care

    Once the surgery is complete, your veterinarian will contact you to discuss the procedure and plan.

    Some pets can return home the next day while others are required to stay longer. It ultimately depends on the complexity of the procedure and your pet’s health status.

    When you arrive to pick up your pet, we will provide you with discharge instructions and answer any questions you have.

Surgical Procedures

At Companion Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital we offer a wide range of surgeries for pets suffering from a variety of illnesses, injuries, or conditions. 

Our surgical offering includes: 

  • Orthopedic Procedures
    • Arthrodesis (joint fusion)
    • Cruciate ligament disease/rupture
    • TPLO – Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
    • TTA – Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
    • Fracture fixation (internal and external)
    • Hip dysplasia/arthritis
    • Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis
    • Femoral head ostectomy
    • Hip luxation (open/closed reduction)
    • Patella (knee) luxation
  • Soft Tissue & Other Surgical Procedures
    • Abdominal
    • Endocrine
    • Head and neck
    • Mass removal
    • Reconstructive
    • Thoracotomies
    • Upper respiratory
    • Urinary tract
    • Wound management
  • Surgical Procedures to Provide Nutritional and Other Support
    • Bone biopsy
    • Chest and feeding tube placement
    • Creation of vascular access ports for repeated injection and/or blood sampling
    • Cystostomy tube placement

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New Patients Welcome

Companion Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital is accepting new patients! Our specialists and experienced emergency veterinarians are passionate about restoring good health to animal companions in Crystal Lake.

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