Our Services > Surgery

Services Provided:

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Soft Tissue Surgery

Abdominal surgery
  • Foreign body removal
  • Mass removal
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Bladder stones
  • Gastropexy – Treatment or prophylaxis for GDV
  • Liver shunt ligation
  • Reproductive procedures
Thoracic surgery
  • Mass removal
  • Pericardectomy
  • Lung lobectomy
  • Congenital cardiac defects
    • PDA ligation
    • PRAA
Reconstructive surgery
  • Skin flaps
  • Hernia repair
Total ear canal ablation – Surgical treatment for severe ear infections
Wound management
Airway surgery
  • Brachycephalic syndrome
  • Laryngeal paralysis
Perineal Urethrostomy – Surgical treatment for urinary obstruction

Orthopedic Surgery

Fracture repair – Internal and external fixation
Surgical management of hip dysplasia
  • PennHIP evaluation
  • Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis – Treatment for dogs with hip dysplasia that are very young
  • Triple pelvic osteotomy – Treatment for dogs with hip dysplasia up to about 1 year old
  • Femoral head and neck ostectomy
  • Total hip replacement
Surgical management of cruciate ligament tears
  • Lateral suture
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
Luxating patella surgery
Growth deformities
Jaw fractures
Forelimb lameness
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Shoulder dislocations
Arthritis management


Spinal fractures
Disc protrusions

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Arthroscopy for joint disease
  • Elbows
  • Shoulders
  • Knees
  • Biopsies
  • Spays and neuters
  • Gastropexy
  • Pericardectomy
  • Biopsies
Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy


The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) was founded in 1965 as one of the earliest established veterinary specialties. ACVS is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in veterinary surgery. Veterinary surgeons have extensive training in soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgical procedures. After completing veterinary school, an aspiring veterinary surgeon must complete a one year internship and a 3 year residency program, and pass the board certification examination administered by ACVS. At CVRC, the surgery department will strive to be a leader in surgical care in the Southeast.

Upon consultation with our surgery department, you will be provided with a complete evaluation of your pet and an overview of your treatment options will be discussed. This will include an assessment of which procedure or technique we believe is best for you and your pet. We have the ability to offer conventional surgical approaches as well as cutting edge minimally invasive surgical procedures. Should we reach the decision that surgery is what your pet requires, we will guide you through the entire process. Surgery will be performed by a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon. Equally important, the anesthesia protocols will be administered by highly trained technicians in conjunction with your pet’s surgeon. After surgery is complete, we will continue to provide services throughout your pet’s recovery and rehabilitation.

The surgery department at CVRC will do its very best to work closely with the other services provided by our practice as well as with your family veterinarian. We want the experience to be as comfortable as possible for the pet, his or her family and your regular veterinarian.

Open for emergencies 24/7/365

3484 Shelby Ray Court • Charleston, SC • 29414 • Phone: 843.614.VETS(8387)