Tenafly Veterinary Center

Orthopedic Surgery

At Tenafly Veterinary Center, orthopedic surgery for pets involves procedures that focus on the joints, skeletal system and their associated soft tissues. Our advanced imaging and diagnostic tools, allow us to provide accurate and effective orthopedic diagnosis.

What Is Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery?

Veterinary orthopedic surgical procedures are typically more labor-intensive than soft-tissue procedures. This translates into a longer recovery time for the patient as compared to soft-tissue surgery recovery.

Prior to your pet’s surgical procedure, you will have a consultation with one of our veterinarians on staff. They will explain the recommended treatment and answer your questions about the upcoming surgery.

On the day of your pet’s surgical procedure, they will receive a physical exam with our orthopedic surgeon. During the physical examination with Dr. Christopher Dillon, our orthopedic veterinarian, he will determine the best course of treatment. After the surgical procedure, your pet will go home with detailed instructions including at-home care, medications, and exercise routines.

Common Orthopedic Surgical Procedures

  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Repair
  • Bone Pinning, Plating, and Kurschner Apparatus Repair
  • Shoulder and Elbow Abnormality Corrections
  • Luxating Patellar Repair

Dr. Dillon is a graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has worked in general private practice for several years in West Hartford CT prior to completing a surgical internship/residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Dillon has developed a strong interest in reconstructive surgery as it relates to trauma and in the treatment of cancer, with other interests in soft tissue and neurosurgery. He has been in practice for 31 years.

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