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LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital’s surgical service is dedicated to providing your pet with the best surgical care possible. Our highly trained and competent staff is committed to enhancing the quality of life for our patients and strengthening the human-animal bond by providing excellent surgical care, vigilant anesthetic monitoring, and comprehensive pain prevention and management. Our team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseases in dogs and cats. Our surgeons work closely with the other specialists to ensure efficiency and a case continuity.

When patients and their families come to us, we understand the emotions and concerns involved in a visit to our office. Our patients’ families receive an accurate assessment of their pets’ medical condition. Because we cannot predict what the future will hold, it is even more important that we provide honest evaluations regarding the anticipated success of operations, as well as the pet’s long-term prognosis. For our patients and their families we offer the highest quality surgical care possible. We focus on your pet’s comfort and offer honest and open communication with you and your primary veterinarian.

LeadER has five surgical suites and is well equipped to perform a variety of orthopedic, soft-tissue, oncologic, neurosurgical, and minimally invasive surgeries.

Among the procedures offered at LeadER are:

Orthopedics

From common injuries like cranial cruciate ligament ruptures to the most complicated multiple-limb fractures, our board certified surgeon is highly trained and well-equipped to care for your injured pet.

Some of the most common orthopedic procedures are

  • Arthroscopy
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Hip luxation
  • Medial patella luxation
  • Radius and ulna fractures
  • Triple pelvic osteotomy
  • Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy
  • Total hip replacement
  • Portosystemic shunts
  • External fixation/hybrid fixators for fractures

At LeadER, we make certain our patients are always comfortable from the moment they are admitted to our specialty hospital in Cooper City until they are discharged. Even after your pet is discharged from our animal hospital, we understand that it is essential each of our patients go home with an appropriate pain management plan.

To minimize your pet’s post-operative pain, we use

  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible
  • Arthroscopy for joint disorders
  • Laparoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of abdominal organ disease
  • Thoracoscopy for diagnosis of chest, lung and heart disease
  • Epidural administration of local anesthetics and narcotic agents
  • Local and regional anesthetic blocks
  • Intravenous and intramuscular narcotic pain relievers
  • CRI (Constant Rate Infusion)
  • Oral pain relievers to be given at home

Our surgeons at LeadER in Cooper City work closely with the other specialists to ensure efficiency and case continuity. The emergency surgeons at LeadER  are well supported by in-house radiology services including intraoperative radiology, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and CT scan.