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Our mission is to provide the highest standard of quality and compassion in veterinary care for our patients. In addition we strive to be welcoming, informative, and supportive for our clients.

Put Your Trust in a Compassionate Veterinarian in Homer Glen When You Need to Explore Pet Surgery

Since 1965, when Dr. George Ihrke founded the Colonial Manor Animal Hospital in Homer Glen, our staff has worked to help our pets and their families make it through difficult times. Our team of veterinarians, which also includes Drs. David Ihrke and Debra Anello, and support staff continue the mission to the highest standard of quality and care for our pet patients and their human companions.

We understand that people consider their cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and any other sort of pet a bona fide member of the family, without a modifier. Your veterinarian in Homer Glen understands your fears if you hear that your small animal or exotic pet needs to undergo any type of surgery, and we strive to do everything possible to provide you with as much information and preparation tips as possible to avoid surprises and so you can help your pet recover from any type of pet surgery—orthopedic surgery, for instance—quickly and completely.

What Are Some Reasons to Consider Pet Surgery with a Homer Glen Veterinarian?

You, like many pet lovers, may wonder what circumstances could possibly lead to the need for a Lockport veterinarian to perform an orthopedic surgical procedure on your beloved pet. There is more than one answer to this potential issue that animal lovers may one day face. Consider a few of the possible reasons you may need to consider consulting an orthopedic surgeon for pets:

  • Accidents Happen to Everyone, Even Our Pets. An accidental run-in with a car, a fall from a great height, or anything else that creates tremendous force can cause a cat or dog's leg to break.

  • Fracture Repair Aside from helping with the pain a fracture or a broken limb will cause your pet, our experienced Veterinarians can help with plates, pins, and other specialized solutions tailored to your animal.

  • Degenerative and Inflammatory ConditionsDegenerative conditions can cause intense pain for animals.

  • TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy)This surgery is to correct injuries to the cruciate ligament (your dog's knee). Usually affecting larger breeds, this painful injury can be permanently repaired by adapting the function of this joint.

  • Diagnostic ArthroscopyThis minimally invasive diagnostic tool can be used under the skin to view orthopedic or soft tissue problems within the joint, giving you more information to make and informed decision.

  • Congenital and Breed-Related Problems. Luxating patellas, or knee problems, are common in many breeds of dogs while disc disease is common in dachshunds, cocker spaniels and poodles. There are several conditions specific to certain breeds, often related to a combination of factors, such as build and weight.

No matter what the reason, our Homer Glen veterinarian staff cares about you and your pet regarding their orthopedic surgical care, and we will do everything possible to make the surgical process easier for you and your pet.

Prepare Yourself and Your Pet for Orthopedic Surgery with a Caring Veterinarian in Lockport

We understand that it is challenging preparing yourself and your pet when it is time to undergo surgery from a Lockport veterinarian, but we have a few tips to help you:

  • Follow the veterinarian's instructions about food and sleep the night before surgery with any veterinarian in Lockport.

  • Arrive on time, or early, at the animal hospital or veterinarian's office in Homer Glen or Lockport.

We hope you will contact us for additional details if your pet needs any type of surgical attention; call today at 708-301-8200 . 

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