Welcome to the DCVR surgery service page! The service is staffed by Drs. Garnett and Langenbach who are both board certified small animal veterinary surgeons. Several specially trained surgery/anesthesia technicians play a large role in appointments, surgery, anesthesia, and post-operative recovery. We work closely with your primary veterinarian, in-hospital colleagues and other local specialists to provide high-quality surgical care to your pet. Excellence in surgery, patient care and client communication are the foundation of our practice.
We offer a variety of treatments and procedures in orthopedics, soft tissue, oncologic and emergency surgery. Your initial consultation will include a thorough history, physical examination, orthopedic or neurological examination where applicable and discussion of your pet’s condition. We will talk about options, risks and costs associated with our recommendations. We do our best to offer testing and procedures to be performed the same day as the consultation. Following surgery, your pet is treated and monitored closely by our emergency and critical care team in ICU. You are contacted after surgery and regularly while your pet is hospitalized. Once it is determined to be appropriate, your pet is discharged with full written instructions as well as a discharge appointment conversation with a technician to allow time for proper explanation of what is to be expected once you get your beloved pet back home. We talk about things such as incision care, how to medicate your pet and if applicable, how to help him/her to get outside and how to confine the patient. We strive to provide clear and thorough communication regarding your pet’s condition, recovery and expectations. We understand this is a stressful time and it is our goal to make it as easy as possible for you and your pet.
Our DCVR team has the training and equipment to perform many surgical procedures that Dr. Garnett and Dr. Langenbach have been trained to do by completing a residency in surgery and passed a comprehensive examination in order to become board certified in veterinary surgery.
Commonly performed procedures in soft tissue surgery are foreign body removal, mass removal, skin graft, axial pattern flap, skin reconstruction, gastric dilatation and volvulus surgery (commonly referred as bloat), splenectomy and liver lobectomy.
We regularly perform the TPLO procedure - a procedure to treat dogs and cats with cranial cruciate ligament disease/injury. Orthopedic procedures include fracture repair, stifle surgery using an extracapsular technique or tibial tuberosity transposition, as well as medial and lateral patellar luxation repair.
We offer minimally invasive surgery such as thoracoscopy, laparoscopy, arthroscopy.
We also offer several advanced procedures that are not available by others in the area. This includes minimally invasive fracture repair, stent placement (urethral tracheal) and subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) placement and total hip replacement.
Please contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Garnett is available Tuesday through Friday for consultation and scheduled surgery. Emergency surgery is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when it is deemed necessary. We look forward to meeting you and your pet!