At Bridger Veterinary Specialists, we know surgery doesn’t start with a blade, it starts with an understanding. Every owner has very different expectations, goals, financial means, and tolerance of risk. It is our mission to not only offer the best possible care, but also to make sure that is the right direction for you. During your consultation, we aim to answer all your questions and make sure you have a complete understanding of your pet’s problems and what options are available.
Surgery is what we do! Bridger Veterinary Specialists has the only board-certified small animal surgeons in the state of Montana. Our surgeons have a combined 4 decades of experience managing some of the most challenging cases imaginable.
We work together with our team of internists, oncologists and radiologists to provide the highest level of care for you and your pet. We work with your family veterinarian before referral to make sure expectations are clear and after your procedure to assure the best outcome.
All equipment is not created equally. Our diagnostic equipment like CT scans, fluoroscopy, and ultrasound are the same units you would see if you were to have surgery. Our surgical implants are the highest grade and our surgical equipment is state-of-the-art. We have spared no expense to offer the highest level of surgery available anywhere.
After major surgeries, it is critical to have the availability of 24-hour doctor supervision. This helps us ensure your pet is kept as comfortable as possible, but also enables us to monitor for any post-surgical complications like bleeding, swelling, or bandage complications.
Examples of some of the surgeries we perform:
- Bone and Joint Surgery
- Cruciate Ligament Repair, including
- Patella (kneecap) luxation
- Complex Fracture Repair
- Correction of Skeletal Deformities
- External Skeletal Fixation
- Treatment of Hip Dysplasia
- Total Hip Replacement
- Canine Unicompartment Elbow (CUE)
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Abdominal Surgery
- Cardiovascular Surgery
- Kidney, Ureter and Bladder Surgery
- Neurosurgery – Surgery of the Brain and Spine
- Oncologic (Cancer) Surgery
- Reconstructive Skin and Wound Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Procedures
- Fluoroscopic guided surgery