Help Your Pet Recovery Quickly

Offering advanced pet surgical services in St Cloud, MN

Scheduling surgery for your pet can be scary. Fortunately, you can turn to Granite City Pet Hospital in St Cloud, MN. We offer a wide range of pet surgical services and nonsurgical treatment options to help your furry family member. Our friendly staff and on-site animal surgeon will make sure your pet is well-cared for.

Explore our general pet surgical services

Granite City Pet Hospital is a full surgical facility. An animal surgeon can perform:

  • Soft tissue surgeries | Neutering, spaying, declawing and mass removal
  • Orthopedic surgeries | Ligament repair, bone fracture repair and amputation
  • Minimally invasive surgeries | Arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy

After examining your pet, our animal surgeon will determine a safe anesthetic and pain management protocol. Whenever possible, Granite City Pet Hospital uses a laser instead of a scalpel for increased comfort and faster recovery.

Please contact our office in St Cloud, MN with any questions about the procedures listed on this page.

Veterinary Orthopedics

Granite City Pet Hospital's pet surgical services include specialized orthopedic procedures, such as...

  • Fracture repairs and TPLO procedures, to correct cranial cruciate ligament ruptures.
  • Arthroscopy as a minimally invasive way to evaluate some joints.
  • Non-surgical methods, such as acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma therapy and massage therapy.

Our staff is well trained and will work with you through the entire recovery process. Please contact us for more information or with questions about veterinary orthopedics.

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy

One of our specialized pet surgical services is tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO). This surgical procedure is performed on patients that have ruptured their cranial cruciate ligament (this is similar to when humans rupture their ACL). The tibial plateau is the top part of the tibia (shin bone) that the femur (upper leg bone) rests on. During this procedure, the animal surgeon will...

  • Flatten the angle of the plateau by cutting the bone and rotating it.
  • Stabilize the section of bone with a plate and screws.

Patients return to full function of the affected limb 8-12 weeks from surgery. Our staff will work with you through the entire recovery process. Your pet will receive recheck exams, physical therapy recommendations, acupuncture therapy and massage therapy during recovery.

Veterinary laparoscopy and thoracoscopy

Granite City Pet Hospital is now offering laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. Pets seem to respond more favorably to these minimally invasive surgeries. Research studies have documented decreased stress in pet owners as well. Your animal surgeon can see the tissue field better and can easily record these images. Minimally invasive surgical treatments have dramatically advanced patient care for people, and companion animal practice is following this trend.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy

Platelet concentrates have been successfully used to stimulate wound healing of different tissues including cartilage, bone, tendon, ligament and skin in human medicine. This new and promising form of stimulating tissue healing is starting to spread into veterinary medicine. When platelet-rich plasma is applied, or injected, into an injury site, it delivers a high concentration of growth factors that accelerate tissue regeneration and healing. Its applications include...

  • Skin injuries
  • Bone injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Chronic and acute wounds
  • Injuries with limited vascularity.

Find out if platelet-rich plasma therapy is right for your pet by speaking with a staff member at Granite City Pet Hospital.

Learn more about laser surgery

Granite City Pet Hospital uses a laser for its pet surgical services. A laser generates a beam of light at a specific wavelength. The laser will seal nerve endings and vessels, resulting in...

  • Less pain
  • Limited blood loss
  • Reduced swelling

Laser surgery helps patients recover quicker and more comfortably. You can speak with an educated staff member at our St Cloud, MN office to learn more about the use of a laser in pet surgical services.

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Please fill out this form to inquire about our surgical services or call 320) 252-0277