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Specialty Surgery

surgery imageAt Pieper Veterinary, our board-certified surgeons offer a broad array of traditional and minimally invasive surgical procedures. Your primary veterinarian may choose to refer you to our surgery department on a consultative or emergency basis should your pet require advanced anesthesia, surgery, or pre-operative and post-operative supportive care.

While at Pieper Veterinary, your pet will have access to digital radiography (X-rays), ultrasonography, and advanced imaging including MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT (Computed Tomography) scans. This technology is available to aid in optimal diagnosis and surgical treatment planning.

We are happy to host a regional Antech Diagnostics Laboratory on-site. This reference laboratory can supply timely diagnostic results, assisting us in providing informed options for the care and treatment of your pet. 

Surgical procedures:

Minimally invasive surgery

  • Arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis (MIO)

Fracture repair

  • Bone plating
  • Linear, circular, and hybrid external skeletal fixation

Soft tissue surgery

  • Advanced head and neck, chest, and abdominal surgery

Oncological surgery

  • Advanced mass removals
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Amputation
  • Limb sparing

Corrective surgery

  • Congenital conditions
  • Limb deformity correction

Knee stabilization

  • TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy)
  • Extracapsular/Lateral Suture

Surgery FAQs

Working with your primary care veterinarian

Your general practice veterinarian is an important part of your pet’s health and we work as an extension of their services when advanced or after-hours treatment is necessary. We will notify your veterinarian that your pet visited our surgical service, and provide them with treatment and follow-up information to continue your pet’s care once you leave our hospital.

Department Interns

Dr. Timothy Wood

Dr. Timothy Wood

Surgical Intern

What our clients say

"Dr Jay has done 2 orthopedic surgeries on 2 of our dogs the past 2 years, most recent today. Amazing care and love both my boys have received there. very happy with the staff and hospital service"

Cheryl R.

"We want to thank Dr. Jay and everyone at Pieper for their kind and expert care of our dog Greta. Greta came to Pieper with a serious diagnosis--a malignant mass in her neck. We were frightened, but we knew that Greta was in the very best possible hands when we met Dr. Jay. She is amazing!! And everyone on her team is too. Today, Greta is home recovering from surgery and nearly back to her wonderful stubborn and loving self. We are profoundly grateful to Dr. Jay and the whole Pieper family for extending her life. It's clear that you put your love of animals first. Thank you, thank you."

Marta W.

"The consult with the surgeon Dr. Phipps was amazing, I had no questions because she covered everything I needed to know. She was super sweet and got Sydney in the following week for surgery. Lauren the vet tech sent me updates on Sydney along with pictures and made me feel at ease that she had someone around to care for her like I would. I couldn’t ask for a better staff to look out for her... This was Sydney’s first surgery ever with me and I couldn’t ask for a better staff. I would totally recommend pieper for anything! They are loving, compassionate and caring."

Melissa B.

"My dog Stewart had a serious infection, also an ear infection that wouldn't get any better .I was referred there by my normal Vet . We were seen by Dr .Mossman , she explained all options. I decided to proceed with the surgery... Today Stewart is back to his happy normal self . Thanks to Dr Mossman and Pieper."

Michael L.

“The doctors were wonderful and the surgeons that did my dog’s procedure were great as well. They even asked me what kind of food he likes so they could give it to him! Great place… it’ll be the first place I turn to in an emergency.”

Zoe S.

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