Orthopedics is the branch of medicine and surgery that deals with the skeleton, joints, and associated soft tissues—joint capsule, muscle, ligament, cartilage, and tendon.
We categorize orthopedic problems into the cause of the disorder and by the structure that is affected. Some of these disorders are congenital, which means the animal was born with the problem. Other orthopedic conditions can occur during your pet’s development and growth and are influenced by a genetic predisposition; hip dysplasia is a classic example of this.
Trauma to the skeletal system is a frequent cause of orthopedic disease and can result in fractures, bruising, and stretched or torn soft tissues. Infections with certain microorganisms can cause joint disease, most notably tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease. Some immune disorders, as well as cancer, can also cause orthopedic disease. Occasionally, metabolic disorders can lead to orthopedic problems.
Arthritis is a commonly diagnosed orthopedic condition that increases with advancing age. It is often secondary to other orthopedic disorders such as trauma, torn ligaments, or developmental abnormalities such as hip dysplasia.
There are a variety of conditions that result in orthopedic disease in animals. At Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, we offer state of the art diagnostic and treatment options for many of these problems. Dr. Herbert A. Hulls has been performing orthopedic plating of fractured bones for over a decade, and is experienced at repairing cranial cruciate injuries and other joint pathologic conditions. In addition, we are well versed at pain management. We employ the most current and effective pain relief methods in order to minimize the discomfort and inflammation associated with skeletal or joint problems
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I have been bringing my guinea pigs and rabbits to Pet Care for about 10 years. Dr's Fisher and Wallace have given them excellent care. They have a caring, friendly manner towards both their patients and their owners As doctors, I trust their diagnoses and opinions and always found them to be correct. The office staff and veterinarian staff are warm and friendly as well. I love going there and highly recommend them.
I love this place. Our lab had a salivary mucocele that needed surgery about two weeks ago. They were some warm and comforting as we had tons of questions before the surgery. They were more than happy to answer and gave our pup so much love. They genuinely care about each animal they see. Every time I walk in they are warm and welcoming and I highly recommend this vet!! Thank you for everything!
I always have a great experience at Pet Care. All who work there are very kind and truly care for your pet. I never have to wait long with my rabbit, BB. I am so glad my friend Michelle recommended them.
I cannot say enough good things about Pet Care Veterinary Hospital! Our 3 dogs (Buddy, Yo-Yo, and Ethel) usually see Dr. Hulls or Dr. Piper.. both are very honest, compassionate, and talented vets and both are amazing with our crazy crew! Everyone from the front desk to the techs to the vets are always friendly and helpful. I have no doubt our furbabies are in great hands whenever they are at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital!