Veterinary Surgery

Soft Tissue & Orthopedic Surgery is Available at Volunteer Veterinary Hospital If your pet requires surgery, it is important they are not only placed in capable hands, but also compassionate ones as well. Volunteer Veterinary Hospital is truly the best of both worlds. Since 1996, we have provided personalized treatment from our state-of-the-art facility.

Surgical procedures will require your pet to be placed under general anesthesia. This means NO FOOD THE NIGHT BEFORE, and you’ll need to prevent access to water the morning of the procedure. It is also important to know that during every procedure your pet’s vital signs will be continually checked via our state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, as well as by one of our veterinary technicians.

Orthopedic Surgery

One of the more common orthopedic surgeries a veterinarian will perform is a fracture repair. At Volunteer Veterinary Hospital, we have definitely seen our share. Our veterinarians stabilize fractures using pinning, wiring, and splints. We work tirelessly to optimize your pet’s full recovery from a fractured limb.

ACL Repair

Your pet’s ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is the ligament within the knee that connects the femur (thigh bone) with the tibia (shin bone). Traumatic damage to the ACL is commonly associated with active adult pets, but elderly pets are also at risk. If your pet’s ACL becomes damaged either through injury or deterioration, it is an unstable and debilitating ailment unless it is repaired.

While ACL repairs are common in terms of a pet’s need for the surgery, they are far less typical when it comes to finding a neighborhood veterinary clinic that will perform one. Traditionally, ACL surgery is associated with either a larger hospital or a specialist. At Volunteer Veterinary Hospital, we perform ACL repairs frequently, and we are skilled in evaluating your pet’s condition.

Soft Tissue Surgery

The reasons behind a pet’s need for soft tissue surgery can vary. Some of the more common procedures we perform are:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Bladder stones
  • Splenectomy
  • Foreign body removal (from stomach and intestine)
  • Eye surgery
  • Ear surgery
  • Oral surgery

For more information about the procedures performed at Volunteer Veterinary Hospital, or to make an appointment for your pet, we invite you to contact us today.


"Volunteer Veterinary Hospital has been caring for our pets for many years and will continue to do so for many more due to the skill and dedication of the professionals who lead the organization."
— Joe & Helen Bruner

"All my pets have been patients at Volunteer Veterinary for at least the last 20 years. The entire staff has always gone above and beyond to make sure my dogs have been properly taken care of. I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else."
— Phylis Flenniken

"I want to thank you and your entire staff for all that you do for my dogs. I’ll never forget when we lost our precious Sapphire years ago; and the way you allowed me to come daily and spend time with her. Your compassion and kindness was so comforting to us during our time of loss."
— Sherry Meacham & Roscoe

"Let me say that I feel honored to reference in behalf of my experience with Volunteer Vet Hospital. I admire Dr Bihl and his staff, they are very kind and considerate. I enjoyed my visits and knew they were compassionate and caring people."
— Susan Oglietti