Hours of Operation
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am to 5pm.
Walk-Ins: 8am to 11:30am and 2pm to 5pm
Saturdays: Walk-Ins only 8am to 11:30am

Veterinary services

Pet Surgery
& Dental Services

Our veterinary team takes every precaution so that your pet receives the highest-quality care.

Ark Animal Hospital

Pet Surgery and Dental

In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.

Surgery
We are proud to offer orthopedic surgical procedures for injuries and conditions to soft tissue areas of your pet’s body. We utilize state of the art diagnostic imaging to enhance our capabilities for soft tissue surgery, ensuring that your pet has access to the highest standard of veterinary medicine.

Our surgical team is highly trained and experienced in soft tissue orthopedic procedures, so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands. We promise to communicate with you throughout the process and make your pet’s surgery as stress-free as possible.

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Anesthesia

There is nothing more important to us than your pet’s safety, so we perform a variety of pre-anesthetic tests to carefully screen patients and tailor our anesthetic protocol specifically for your pet. You can be confident that we use the most effective and up-to-date protocols. The type of anesthesia we use depends on the procedure. Some require general anesthesia, while others may only call for local anesthesia. We also closely monitor every procedure, regardless of whether it’s routine or more advanced. For more specific information on our protocols, please see the individual descriptions or contact us with any questions.

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Spaying/Neutering

Spaying/Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life.

By spaying/neutering your pet, you’re protecting him/her against potentially deadly diseases, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. In addition, spaying/neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

All Spays & Neuters Include Pain Medication To Go Home

  • Canine Spay: $170 – $350
  • Canine Neuter: $130 – $185
  • Feline Spay: $115
  • Feline Neuter: $95

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Cruciate Ligament Tear
One of the most comment knee injury in dogs is the tearing of a cruciate ligament. These ligaments cross inside the knee and are similar to the ACL in humans. When one of these ligaments are torn or injured, the knee no longer aligns properly. This causes, pain, instability, and damage to the surrounding cartilage which can result in arthritis.

What is a Tightrope Procedure? Cruciate Ligament Repair

Fortunately, there are several methods to repair a torn or injured ligament in the knee for our pets.

The TightRope® procedure uses a special suture material that is run through a hole from side to side in the femur (thigh bone) and a hole run from side to side in the tibia (shin bone). This creates a unique anchor within the bone itself to support the special suture as it stabilizes the knee joint.

The TPLO method (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) is a method of realigning the knee joint by making a curved cut in the shin bone, rotating the shin bone to the appropriate level, and securing the shin bone and piece with a bone plate. The tibia will heal in this new configuration.

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Dental Care

Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, loose, broken, or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed, or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team and we’ll be happy to help.

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February is Dental Health Month
  • All dentals start at $200 – includes anesthesia & cleaning/polishing
  • Needs for Extractions/Oral Surgery will be evaluated during the procedure. We then call you to discuss recommendations during the procedure.

Dental radiography is offered with every dental. This allows full imaging of the oral cavity and root areas allowing us to see potential issues unable to be seen with the naked eye.

Things to know about your pet’s dental:

  • Every patient and mouth is fully evaluated by a veterinarian
  • All extractions and oral surgery is done by a veterinarian
  • All dental patients are fully intubated (protected airway)
  • All dental patients are given isoflorane gas anesthesia (safest type of anesthesia)

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Soft Tissue Surgery
We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition during surgery.

Soft tissue surgery is a large subject, as it comprises any surgery that is not orthopedic. Procedures can range from simple cyst removals to complex and involved operations. Areas covered include ear, nose, and throat, cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin reconstructive, and oncological surgeries.

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Luxating Patella
Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL) or Luxating Patella

What is it?

The patella (or knee cap) is normally located in the center of the knee joint. When the knee cap is out of place or dislocated, it “luxates” out of the normal position. This is presents the condition of a Luxating Patella. The patella is held into place by the patella ligament which connects from the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). This ligament is attached to the large thigh muscles causing the shin bone to move when the thigh muscle contracts causing the leg to straighten. The patella should slide within a groove (trochlear groove) along the front of the femur. Sometimes, the patella does not stay within this groove and luxates out of place. This is often caused because the point of attachment of the patellar ligament is not in the center of the shin bone and so the path that the patella travels is not within the groove.

After time, the side of the groove wears down and the patella is able to move out of place more freely. This can be painful when this happens and the dog may have difficulty putting weight on the leg. Some dogs learn to kick the leg and push the patella back in place themselves. However, because the groove is worn down, the patella can easily move out of place again. Some dogs can tolerate this problem for a while, but the joint may become arthritic and painful.

How can it be repaired?

Medial Luxating Patella Repair is a surgery that can repair the placement of the patellar ligament, deepen the trochlear groove, and secure the patella along the path of the groove.

  1. The point where the patella ligament is attached is moved and surgically fixed to its proper location.
  2. The groove where the patella sits is deepened so the patella will stay in place.
  3. The capsule around the knee joint is tightened.

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