Our objective is to provide optimal care for our patients.
Comprehensive small animal surgery and rehabilitation services

Surgical treatments provided

  • Lameness evaluations
  • Treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture
  • Total hip replacement
  • Feline orthopeadic surgery
  • Joint surgery
  • Fracture repair
  • Treatments for cancer
  • Correction of congenital problems including liver shunts
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Treatment for heart defects
  • Thoracic surgery (including minimally-invasive thoracoscopy)
  • Airway surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Laparoscopy (including laparoscopic spays)
  • Small Animal Surgery
  • Small Animal Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

State-of-the-art equipment is used during surgery and to monitor patients and advanced techniques in pain relief are used for all patients. Blood transfusions for dogs and cats are also available. 24hr patient care is provided.

Small animal surgery

UVTHS offers total hip replacement surgeries using the Helica System, designed by Dr. Volker Hach, head of the vet­erinary clinic Tierärztliche Klinik für Kleintiere located in Frankfurt, Ger­many. The system is cementless, less invasive, has reduced operative time for implantation, and mimics the bio­mechanical forces through the femur of an intact hip joint. The system has a reduced incidence of femoral frac­tures and luxations postoperatively; and because it does not use cement, it can last up to 10 years or more.

The service also offers platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) specifically formulated for dogs to stimulate recovery from injuries to tendons, ligaments and joints including shoulder rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendon injuries, and groin strains (iliopsoas myopathy).

Small animal rehabilitation and physical therapy

UVTHS offers consultations and development of therapeutic plans by a board-certified sports medicine and rehabilitation specialist (American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation). We also offer a wide range of therapeutic modalities for the management of many conditions including arthritis, neurological injuries, tendon and ligament injuries, sports and working dog conditioning and geriatric patient conditioning. Our service can provide hospitalised patient support or outpatient/day stay patient treatments.