Orthopedic Surgery

OrthopedicSurgery

Our veterinarians perform many types of orthopedic (bone) surgeries on all types of exotic animals in our Toronto clinic.  Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, or if we do not have the appropriate equipment, as in the cases of dogs or cats, we may occasionally refer them to board-certified orthopedic surgeons to perform back surgery and other very complex surgeries.

Whether a bird, mammal or reptile, leg fractures are the most common orthopedic problem presented at our Toronto clinic. They can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the location and type of fracture. We can apply a cast to treat certain fractures; however, many fractures will require surgical intervention:

  • “Pinning” stabilizes the fracture by inserting a long stainless steel rod into the middle of the bone across the fractured area.
  • “External fixation” stabilizes fractures using a series of pins on the outside of the leg that pass through the skin and into the bone on either side of the fracture.

Please contact our hospital if you have any questions about these procedures or if you think your pet might benefit from them.

Location Hours
Monday9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 2:00pm
SundayClosed

By Appointment Only - Appointments start at 10 a.m. Drop offs and pick ups as of 8 a.m. For Emergencies after hours call: The Veterinary Emergency Clinic - 416-920-2002. *The doctors at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic may not always have the same intimate knowledge of, or comfort level in, dealing with certain species of animals as we do at The Links Road Animal & Bird Clinic. But they will always be honest with you and do the best they can to get your pet through an emergency.