We offer some of the most advanced diagnostic and innovative surgical facilities in Connecticut.
Dr. Cara Blake, DVM, DACVS, CCRT is a Board Certified Surgeon
Dr. Blake was certified as a Canine Rehbilitation Therapist (CCRT) by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) in 2014. She has also completed coursework in veterinary acupuncture and food therapy at the Chi Institute. Dr. Blake previously worked as an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery at both the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and is faculty for both AOVET and CRI, She is currently preparing for boards in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Blake's areas of clinical interest include working dog and sports medicine, minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, regenerative and rehabilitative therapy, and pain management.
Dr. Melvyn Pond, BVMS, MRCVS, DACVS is a Board Certified Surgeon.
Dr. Donna Lee Taylor, DVM, DACVS is a Board Certified Surgeon
Dr. Jennifer Lansdowne, DVM, Msc, DACVS-SA,DECVS-SA is a Board Certified Surgeon
Dr. Lansdowne has written over 20 scientific publications, several orthopedic textbook chapters, and has lectured both nationally and internationally. As well as being a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons, she is an Associate member of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology (VSSO), an AOVet Active Member, and a member of the AVMA.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
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|Soft Tissue Surgery
Our surgeons have advanced training, skill, and years of experience in addressing a wide variety of challenging cases including:
|Brachycephalic airway syndrome||Liver tumor removal, biliary disease, hepatic shunt correction|
|Thoracic, abdominal, and skin cancers||Reconstruction following tumor resection and trauma|
|Advanced wound care with vacuum assisted closure||Thorascopic pericardectomy and lung biopsies|
|Laparoscopic assisted gastropexy, liver biopsy, ovariectomy, cryptorchid neuter||Diaphragm repair|
|Total ear canal ablation and bulla ostectomy||Intestinal resection|
|Subcutaneous ureteral bypass catheters||Urogenital procedures|
|Colonic, rectal, and perineal procedures|
We utilize the best treatments and technologies for orthopedic procedures with the goal of diagnosing sports-related injuries, of repairing fractures and defects, restoring function, and relieving pain.
|Arthroscopy||Fracture repair with pins and plates|
|Correction of growth deformities and osteotomy to reconstruct joint surface incongruities||Cranial cruciate ligament disease management – TPLO and braces|
|Management of hip and elbow dysplasia||Traumatic luxations and ligament injuries|
|Medial and lateral patellar luxations||Correction of osteochondrosis in all joints|
|Management of osteoarthritis||Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement|
|Advanced anesthesia/analgesia and supportive care|
|Individualized anesthetic protocols||Advanced anesthetic monitoring including SPO2, CO2, BP, and ECG|
|Ultrasound guided nerve blocks||Neuraxial anesthesia including epidural catheters|
|Postoperative ICU recovery supervised by a board certified critical care specialist||Cross-matched blood products|