Pet Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery

Colorado Springs Veterinary Surgery and Rehab Center offers comprehensive surgical care for cats and dogs in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Comprehensive Pet Surgery Services

At Colorado Springs Veterinary Surgery and Rehab Center, our practice has extensive experience in veterinary surgery, and we perform soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures.

Our facility is fully equipped with advanced diagnostic and medical equipment. We are a family of animal lovers who are truly committed to providing personalized care and ensuring the best possible health outcome for all our pet patients.

Soft-Tissue Surgery

Soft-tissue surgery can treat acute or chronic conditions affecting your pet’s abdomen, chest, skin, and muscles. Colorado Springs Veterinary Surgery and Rehab Center soft-tissue surgical services include:

Ocular Surgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Aural Procedures

Tumor/Mass Removal

Skin Reconstructive Surgery

Bladder Stone Removal

Laparoscopic Procedures (Spay, Cryptorchid Neuter)

Urogenital Surgery

Exploratory Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery can correct various conditions affecting your pet’s bones, joints, and ligaments. Our highly skilled veterinarians perform common orthopedic surgical procedures, including:

Ligament Repair

Bone Fractures/Dislocations

Medial Patellar Luxation

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)

Limb Amputation

Femoral Head Osteotomy

Jaw Repair


Pet Surgery: What To Expect

At Colorado Springs Veterinary Surgery and Rehab Center, the health and safety of your pet is our top priority. We are an AAHA-accredited facility and follow strict medical protocols for all surgical procedures. We also take the time to explain the process to you and answer all your questions so that you know what to expect before, during, and after surgery. All pet surgeries include:

  • Complete physical exam and pre-anesthetic bloodwork to evaluate surgical readiness
  • Advanced diagnostics, including digital x-ray images
  • IV fluids and carefully monitoring your pet’s vitals (heart rate, oxygen levels, blood pressure) during surgery
  • Close observation during the post-surgery recovery period
  • Comprehensive pain management customized to your pet’s needs
  • Detailed instructions for at-home postoperative care

TPLO Surgery For Dogs

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) is a common orthopedic knee surgery for dogs with a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL). Colorado Springs Veterinary Surgery and Rehab Center has an experienced team of veterinarians trained in all aspects of TPLO surgery, and we are proud to offer this service to the dog community in Colorado Springs, CO.

TPLO Surgery For Dogs

A dog’s CCL is similar to a human’s Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), and ACL injuries are one of the most common medical conditions in dogs. Like humans, a dog’s knee has a femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), and various ligaments. However, a dog’s knee is always bent, which causes tension to the CCL located inside the knee joint. This constant tension makes the ligament susceptible to sprains and tears.

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Your dog can experience a CCL injury due to excessive use, breeding issues (hip dysplasia), obesity, and general wear and tear. A torn CCL causes pain and inflammation. Some dogs cannot even put any weight on the affected leg, which reduces their mobility and negatively impacts their overall quality of life. TPLO surgery is an effective solution for a torn CCL, providing significant long-term health benefits for your favorite companion. Our veterinary team will carefully evaluate your dog to determine how they can benefit from surgery based on their size, breed, and overall health status.

Colorado Springs Veterinary Surgery and Rehab Center specializes in customized care and is committed to providing high-quality health and rehabilitation treatment for your pet so they can feel better quickly. Our practice also serves as a resource for smaller veterinary clinics that cannot offer specialty services such as orthopedic surgery and physical therapy. Our connection with our pet patients and dedication to taking excellent care of them sets us apart.

To learn more about our TPLO dog surgery services, please call (719) 424‑7252 or email us today. Schedule an appointment for a consultation today.