Does Your pet need a surgery? This is HOW IT WORKS
The initial exam is performed by your trusted primary care veterinarian and a diagnosis is made (ie torn ACL/CCL). A complete review of the surgery, including the procedure (TPLO), postoperative care, and complications will be had between you and your primary care veterinarian. More information about your pets condition and surgery can be found under the "Client Education" tab.
A surgical release form will also need to be reviewed and signed by you at this time.
Diagnostics including blood work and radiographs (x-rays) will be performed as needed by your primary care veterinarian. These will be reviewed by Dr. Savicky prior to surgery.
Your veterinarian will contact PVSS and arrange to have the TPLO or other appropriate surgery performed conveniently in the comfort of your primary care veterinarian's office.
Drop-off your pet at your primary care veterinarian's office on an empty stomach (no breakfast, but a little water is ok) the morning of the procedure or at a predetermined time. Please be sure to bring all current medications and let the staff know when they were given last.
Your trusted veterinarian and staff members will provide anesthesia (with Dr. Savicky's input if needed), as they know your pet best!
Dr. Savicky will perform the needed surgery using his surgical equipment and advanced surgical training to provide your pet cutting-edge surgery conveniently at your trusted veterinarian's office.
Dr. Savicky will call you directly after surgery with an update on how surgery went and review aftercare instructions.
A detailed surgery report and discharge instructions will be provided to your primary care veterinarian for your pet's records.
Your pet will be hospitalized at your primary care veterinarian's office under their trusted and direct supervision.
A customized and detailed surgery discharge will be provided by Dr. Savicky for each patient. It will include medications, incision care, activity restrictions, physical therapy exercises, and recheck recommendations.
With many surgeries, including the TPLO, you will follow-up for rechecks (suture removal, radiographs/x-rays...) with your primary care veterinarian. Any concerns or questions will be happily addressed with Dr. Savicky.