We understand the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never easy. Dr. Wright has experience in routine small animal surgery, including procedures such as spays, neuters, and growth removals. Our surgery suite is equipped with gas anesthesia, pulse oximetry, EKG, and blood pressure monitoring.
Any pet undergoing anesthesia at Mills Creek Animal Hospital is monitored by an experienced veterinary technician. These technicians are trained in veterinary anesthesia as well as other diagnostic, surgery and dentistry-related skills. They remain with the patient during pre-op, surgery and recovery, monitoring vital signs and anesthesia plane, and administering any needed medications. Every surgical patient has a multi-modal pain control protocol tailored for their needs.
SPECIALIST CARE FOR ORTHOPEDIC AND SOFT TISSUE SURGERIES
In addition to the general veterinary surgeries available through our veterinarians, Mills Creek Animal Hospital is able to offer advanced surgeries such as TPLOs and fracture repairs through our partnership with Matt Ritter, DVM, DACVS of Acacia Mobile Veterinary Surgery. Dr. Ritter provides assistance to our team with advanced surgical cases, including TPLO surgery for ACL tears. He graduated from veterinary school in 2002 from Iowa State University. After graduation, he began an internship at the University of Pennsylvania which was followed by a 3-year surgical residency at Michigan State University. He was board certified in surgery in January of 2007. Dr. Ritter practiced at a referral hospital in upstate South Carolina for eight years after his residency. In 2014, he started Acacia Mobile Veterinary Surgery. Matt stays busy outside of work with his wife, eight children, three dogs, three cats, and three rabbits.