Surgery

When your pet needs surgery, it’s important to know that the veterinary surgeons at Animal Surgical and Orthopedic Center (ASOC) are the most experienced and respected specialists in the region.

In fact, we’re exclusively focused on surgery, sports medicine, and rehabilitation. Because of this, we perform more surgical procedures than any other local practice, which makes us very good at what we do. From diagnosis through rehabilitation and recovery, we offer a level of specialized expertise that no other practice in this area does—and our orthopedics capabilities are second to none.

That’s why so many pet owners and referring veterinarians—including the animal care specialists at the Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Aquarium—rely on ASOC for expert surgical care year after year.

You can rely on us, too.

A full range of veterinary surgical services

Our team of six board-certified veterinary surgeons and our highly trained support staff provides the full range of today’s most advanced surgical capabilities, including:

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    • Fracture Repair
      • Traditional and minimally invasive options (see below)
    • Hip Dysplasia/Hip Luxation
      • Total Hip Replacement (THR)
      • Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis (JPS)
      • Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO)
      • Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
      • Open Surgical Stabilization of Hip Luxation
    • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Ruptures/Instability, Patellar Luxation
    • Elbow Dysplasia
      • Arthroscopy for diagnosis/treatment
        • Fragmented medial coronoid process (FMCP)
        • Osteochondrosis/Osteochondritis Dissecans (OC/OCD)
        • Ununited anconeal process (UAP) (combined with open surgery)
      • Dynamic ulnar osteotomy (for elbow incongruity)
    • Shoulder Procedures
      • Arthroscopic Exploration (ex. for Osteochondrosis/Osteochondritis Dissecans)
      • Medial Shoulder Instability Stabilization
      • Bicipital Tendon Release, Supraspinatus debridement (for biceps/supraspinatus tendinitis)
    • Angular Limb Deformities (including option to use hybrid ring fixators)
      • Distraction Osteogenesis
      • Corrective Osteotomy
    • Joint Instability
      • Arthrodesis
      • Ligament stabilization
    • Amputation
      • Digit
      • Tail
      • Limb
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures

    • Arthroscopy for
      • Joint exploration (see above)
      • Osteochondrosis/Osteochondritis Dissecans (see above)
      • Elbow dysplasia  (see above)
    • Minimally Invasive Fracture Repair
      • Interlocking Nail
      • External fixation
      • Minimally invasive plate techniques
    • Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
    • Laparoscopy
      • Prophylactic gastropexy: Henry’s story
      • Ovariectomy (spay)
      • Cryptorchid castration
      • Vasectomy

What’s more, unlike at teaching hospitals with residency programs, all surgery at ASOC is performed exclusively by experienced, board-certified surgeons—not surgeons in training.

Plus, we have advanced imaging capabilities right here, on-site, for fast, accurate diagnosis and surgical planning.

Equally important, you’ll find our modern clinic warm and welcoming. We understand that having your pet undergo surgery can be stressful. Rest assured that our surgeons and staff are here for you and your pet with care and compassion at every step of the way.

Because that’s the best way to operate.