Orthopedics is the study of bones, joints, and their surrounding structures. ProFormance Canine, Inc. provides complete lameness evaluations and certifications utilizing advanced radiographic techniques, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and PennHip views. We are also equipped to repair all types of traumatic injuries and fractures using bandaging, pins and wires, plates and screws, intramedullary nails, and the latest in linear and circular external skeletal fixators. We are also one of the most experienced facilities in the area to perform the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) for stabilizing cruciate ligament injuries in the knee. ProFormance Canine, Inc. also provides treatments for developmental orthopedic problems like hip dysplasia, OCD, and angular limb deformities. We are able to perform advanced surgeries like triple pelvic osteotomies (TPO’s) and total hip replacements for hip dysplasia, as well as, limb straightening and lengthening using the Ilizarov technique.
Experience in Specialty Surgical Care
The professionals at ProFormance Canine, Inc. include board-certified veterinary surgeons and a highly trained technical staff who specialize in surgical problems and surgically related care. Through continuing education and professional affiliations, we keep abreast of the latest technology and knowledge of surgical procedures to provide optimum care for your pets. We are continuously upgrading and adding to our equipment, to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment strategies. Our surgical staff works as a team with the other departments at Proformance Canine to ensure that your pet will be given the ultimate in care. An experienced team approach results in reduced anesthetic time, and a faster, as well as, safer postoperative recovery. This is especially important in high-performance athletes where experience can mean the difference between the return to performance level, or not.
The American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Founded in 1965, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons sets the standards of surgical excellence for the profession, promotes advancements in veterinary surgery, and provides the latest in surgical educational programs. There are currently less than a 1,500 Board Certified Diplomates in Veterinary Surgery.
Diplomates in the ACVS must have:
- Received a degree in veterinary medicine from a school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
- Served a one-year rotating internship. Many diplomates now serve an additional one-year surgical internship.
- Completed a three-year surgical residency program consisting of closely supervised training with recognized specialists to acquire additional knowledge and skill in veterinary surgery.
- Submitted extensive credentials to the ACVS documenting their training, clinical competency, and scientific contributions to veterinary surgery.
- Finally, they must have passed an intensive three-day examination process including written, oral, and practical examinations.