SOURCE: Hunt Valley Animal Hospital

Hunt Valley Animal Hospital

November 16, 2011 09:00 ET

Hunt Valley Animal Hospital Provides Orthopedic Surgery

HUNT VALLEY, MD--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - Hunt Valley Animal Hospital announced that the vet clinic provides veterinary orthopedic surgery as part of the hospital's senior pet care program. The veterinarians use digital radiography, an advanced veterinary diagnostic imaging system, to precisely locate the bone or joint in need of surgery. Dr. Ron Fallon, a veterinarian and ambulatory surgeon, frequently performs ACL surgery, hip replacements, soft tissue procedures and repairs bone fractures. Dr. Fallon has been performing orthopedic surgery for over 20 years. The animal vet hospital also offers minimally invasive surgery procedures such as gastropexy, laparoscopic spay surgery and cryptorchid neuter surgery.

Dr. Allan Frank, a veterinarian and founder of Hunt Valley Animal Hospital, announced that the animal vet hospital is offering veterinary orthopedic pet surgery as part of its senior pet care program.

Orthopedic surgery helps pets who have been diagnosed with an orthopedic problem in the bones or hips. The animal hospital uses digital radiography to accurately locate the bone or joint, and Board Certified Radiologists also assist in the diagnostic process, when necessary.

"As pets age, orthopedic problems in the hips and joints can keep pets from living a full and active life," said Dr. Frank. "Additionally, pain from these conditions can severely compromise your pet's health and happiness. Depending on your pet's condition, orthopedic surgery is a safe and effective treatment that can help your pet stay active well into his or her golden years."

Veterinary orthopedic surgery can also help pets who have been injured in an accident regain a full range of movement.

Dr. Ron Fallon, a veterinarian and ambulatory surgeon with more than 20 years of experience performing orthopedic surgery, performs these operations. Dr. Fallon provides ACL surgery, hip replacements, soft tissue procedures and bone fracture repairs.

"We are excited to offer these specialized ambulatory services in the convenience of our animal vet hospital," said Dr. Allan Frank "Previously, these specialized services were only available through specialty referral or in University settings. Dr. Fallon is a leader in the field of orthopedic surgery and has made a tremendous difference in the lives of hundreds of animals at our vet clinic."

In addition to Hunt Valley veterinary orthopedic surgery and advanced ambulatory care, the animal vet hospital also provides minimally invasive surgery. These operations include gastropexy, laparoscopic spay surgery, and cryptorchid neuter surgery.

"Just like in humans, minimally invasive pet surgery is considered far safer than open surgery because it involves fewer anatomical structures," said Dr. Frank. "This type of surgery reduces the risk of infection, shortens recovery time, and greatly minimizes pain."

The animal hospital uses minimally invasive diagnostic imaging to precisely diagnose medical conditions. For example, rhinoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that may also be used to help identify acute nasal conditions in pets who suffer from chronic nasal congestion, discharge or nasal bleeding.

Pet owners who wish to learn more about orthopedic surgery available at the animal vet hospital may do so by visiting the vet hospital's website,

Contact Information

  • Hunt Valley Animal Hospital
    Hunt Valley, MD