Dr Ross is one of the most experienced general practice orthopaedic surgeons in Brisbane, undertaking a comprehensive range of fracture repairs; cruciate repairs including traditional deAngelis and modern TTA surgeries; and patella surgeries. He is accredited to carry out PennHip X-rays to assess dogs for Hip Dysplasia. Book your consultation with Dr Ross today to determine the best management plan for your pet’s orthopaedic condition.
What is orthopaedic surgery?
Orthopaedic surgery relates to your pet’s bones. Commonly our vets perform orthopaedic surgeries to repair broken bones or correct defects such as luxating patella and ruptured cruciate ligaments in dogs.
If your pet requires orthopaedic surgery our friendly staff will explain to you exactly what’s involved and what you’ll need to do, but here are the basics.
In the morning
The pet will be admitted into our surgical ward in the morning. You can accompany your pet to help them settle in and our dedicated staff will be on hand to care for your pet. We’ll do a pre-anaesthetic exam, and usually sedate your pet a few hours before the surgery is scheduled.
General anaesthesia will be administered by our expert surgeon, and surgery is performed under close observation from the team of experienced nursing staff. Blood pressure, breathing rate, temperature and blood oxygen levels are monitored while our expert surgeon carries out the operation. We continue to monitor the pet during the recovery stage and they will be clean, dry, warm and settled in our state of the art Victoria Point practice.
In most cases pets remain in hospital overnight after complex orthopaedic procedures, to ensure the best possible pain control – your pet’s health is our top priority. When your pet returns home Victoria Point Vet will provide you with comprehensive post-surgery care instructions.
If you’re worried about your pet’s health, call Victoria Point Vet Hospital to make an appointment with Dr Ross today: (07) 3207 8023