Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Thomas Ramsey has over 30 years of veterinary orthopedic experience and over a thousand individual cases of successful orthopedic surgeries, therapies, and treatments, Dr. Ramsey is a leading figure in San Antonio veterinary orthopedics.
Call us at 210-650-3141 to schedule your appointment.
What is Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery?
Orthopedic surgery refers to any surgical procedure of a dog or cat’s musculoskeletal structure. These surgeries include bone fracture repair, joint arthroscopy and arthroplasty, and postural corrections such as in the neck, hips, or spine.
The most common cases we see are bone fracture repairs due to injury (especially in younger pets), but over his 30 years of orthopedic experience, Dr. Ramsey has treated cases of all types. Dr. Ramsey uses a wide variety of medical techniques in conjunction with cutting-edge surgical equipment to perform such procedures as internal plate fixations, pin placements, external fixators, tightrope systems, and other stabilizing and implant procedures.
When Does a Pet Need Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery?
Accidents happen, genetics play a factor in everything, and age catches up to us all. But whether your dog or cat is limping or reluctant to walk as a result of injury, nature, or age, we believe every pet deserves a comfortable and active life!
Veterinary orthopedic surgery is used to repair broken bones and torn ligaments due to injury, to correct developmental problems with the spine, hips, or legs, and to alleviate the most severe symptoms of stress and age on the musculoskeletal system.
Think your dog or cat might benefit from orthopedic treatment? Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ramsey, and let our expert check your pet for signs of musculoskeletal distress.
What’s the Cost of Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery?
It’s no joke, orthopedic surgeries can be pretty pricey, but we offer several extended payment options to make the decision for your pet’s best care a little easier. Surgery costs vary greatly based on the complexity of the procedure, but usually range from 1500-4000, depending on the type of surgery. If your pet is a candidate for orthopedic surgery, please call for a more specific estimate for the type of procedure your pet may need.
What’s the First Step in Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery?
Before any orthopedic surgery or treatment can be recommended for your dog or cat, your pet needs to be examined by a veterinarian. If your pet is limping, reluctant to move, or showing any other signs of musculoskeletal problems, your vet will most likely recommend x-rays to check out what’s going on inside first. Based on these x-rays, the vet’s exam, and possibly other diagnostic tests, your vet can talk with you about what seems to be going on with your pet and whether orthopedic surgery or treatment is a beneficial option.
If you’re concerned about your pet, please give us a call at 210-650-3141 to schedule an appointment with our veterinarians. Open 7am – 11pm Monday-Thursday and 24 hours Friday-Sunday.