Huntingdale Veterinary Centre, Perth is your premium one stop veterinary service for specialist level cruciate ligament repair surgery for your dog without the specialist price tag. Your vet's have received specialist training , with Dr Adrian Fleay having attended the University of Queensland to further perfect his surgical skill for basic and advanced cruciate surgeries on dogs.
Finding skilled surgeons in Perth to perform cruciate surgeries is becoming increasingly difficult with most vets now referring clients to veterinary orthopaedic surgeons for a surgery that has typically been performed by your local vet. Dr Adrian has been performing cruciate surgeries on the dogs of Perth for the last 10 years with complications rates siginificantly below those reported in the literature.
Has your dog been diagnosed with cruciate ligament damage?
Have you been referred by your regular vet to a specialist?
Do you want the best that is currently available in Perth without the specialist fee?
If you have answered yes to only one of these questions you should strongly consider Huntingdale Veterinary Centre as your veterinarian of choice in Perth for cruciate surgery in dog's off ALL sizes.
My dog Indie is a 2 year old Rottweiller and recently injured her cruciate ligament. After alot of research, I came across Huntingdale Vet Clinic. I found their website very informative as it had a lot of information about this kind of injury and explained options there were to fix it. I made the decision to book her in and I am glad I did. I found Dr Fleay & his staff explained the process so well (and in plain english!) and I felt so comfortable with the whole process that I left "Indie" there that day to go in for surgery. I would recommend this veterinary clinic to everyone, I live north of the river and I am glad I made the journey to Huntingdale for my dog! Lisa B.
So how do you choose what surgery is most appropriate for you and your dog?
Decision 1 - Which type of Cruciate Surgery?
There is lots of information available on the internet regarding both surgeries, but let's face it we are all busy!! at Huntingdale veterinary centre Your dog's cruciate surgeon will take the time to fully discuss both techniques offered including the possible complications of both surgeries and the expected outcome - helping make the decision easier and specific to you and you pet's needs.
Traditional Lateral Stay technique or Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (other very similar techniques not offered at HVC but that you may have heard of include TTO, TPLO)
Decision 2 - Available Budget?
Once you have discussed the options with one of our veterinarians you will then be offered an estimate of the cost of each surgery for your pet. This cost varies depending on the size of the dog as the pre and post operative medications can vary greatly affecting the final cost Both procedures are quite costly with the TTA being more expensive though more appropriate for large, active dogs or for those people who want the best return to normal function that can be achieved currently.
Decision Making Discussion - which surgery?
Lateral Stay Cruciate Surgery in Dogs
The lateral stay cruciate repair is the traditional cruciate repair performed in dogs by veterinary surgeons for over 40 years, it is well tried and trusted and was once considered the gold standard of cruciate repair. The surgery involves the implanting of a prosthetic cruciate ligament on the outside of the joint to act like the broken ligament. The surgery is generally recommended for dogs weighing less than 20kg but has been used with success in dogs up to 55kg. At Huntingdale Vet we generally recommend the TTA cruciate repair for dogs over 20kg due to the increased risk of implant failure, but for those with budget contraints, elderly patients or those patients with advanced arthritis whereby the estra cost may not lead to a better outcome it can be considered.
Our veterinarians seek to achieve the best possible outcome for your pet regardless of the chosen procedure.