Most veterinarians who dedicate their practices to companion animals perform surgery at least a few times a week. Increasingly, however, our clients are clamoring for the highest quality care … which is where board-certified surgeons come in. But how do pet owners know which pet surgeries are best left to the credentialed specialists? Truth is,…

tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

A myelogram is an anatomical test, consisting of an X-ray examination of an animal’s spinal cord. This test is used to differentiate and locate several types of spinal cord injuries and disorders. Since the spinal cord cannot be seen with an ordinary x-ray, then a special dye is injected into the dural sac, which is…

What is electrostimulation? Electrostimulation is using an electrical impulse to a nerve within a muscle to help decrease pain, increase muscle strength, or both. When delivered appropriately and with proper training, electrostimulation should be ONLY a positive experience, particularly in our pets who can’t understand why we would do something painful even if it was…

elbow dysplasia in dogs Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs Elbow dysplasia is a condition caused by the abnormal growth of cells, tissue, or bone. The condition is characterized by a series of four developmental abnormalities that lead to malformation and degeneration of the elbow joint. It is the most common cause of elbow pain and lameness, and one of the…

Intervertebral Disc Disease Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

What is intervertebral disc disease? Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is an age-related, degenerative disorder where the cushioning discs that lay between the vertebrae of the spinal column either burst or bulge into the spinal cord space, also referred to as a slipped disc or ruptured disc. When this occurs, the material inside the disc will…

Luxating Patella Surgery Greenwood AR

What is a luxating patella? A luxating patella, also known as a floating kneecap, is a condition in which the kneecap (patella) dislocates, or moves out of its normal groove. The result of a dislocated kneecap is an inability to extend the leg properly at the knee joint. Dogs who suffer from this problem often…

tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

What is the Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)  procedure? Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) is an orthopedic procedure to repair deficient cranial cruciate ligaments in dogs. It has also been used in cats.  This injury can occur at any age and in any breed, but most frequently occurs in middle aged, overweight, medium to large breed dogs. What are the indications…

Spinal fractures in dogs are breaks in the typical structure of a spinal bone as a result of injury or other underlying pathology. Fractures of the spine are referred to as “Broken backs” or “Broken Vertebrae”. Because the spinal cord runs just within the spinal canal, that is made up of the spinal bones, a…

CT Scan - Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

South County Animal Hospital is pleased to bring the most advanced technology in imaging with the NewTom 5G Cone Beam CT Scanner for Veterinary Medicine One of the most state-of-the-art tools for digital imaging and diagnostics has been recently installed in the Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center at South County Animal Hospital in Greenwood.  The NewTom 5G  CT Scanner provides our veterinary practice with an…

  Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center has made it even more convenient to schedule your pet’s surgery.  We can now offer, in most cases, mobile  in-house veterinary surgical procedures within the hospital of the primary veterinarian.  We work directly with veterinarians to offer procedures that might not normally be available to their clients due to costs, geographic…

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