Orthopedic Surgery

When your furry loved one needs orthopedic surgery, you can rely on our team at Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital to make things right. Our orthopedic specialist can take care of dogs and cats with orthopedic surgery that treats injuries, as well as a variety of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system.


Types of Orthopedic Surgery Available

Our team of veterinarians at Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital use advanced orthopedic surgery techniques that take care of most needs for animals of all kinds. Advanced techniques include:

  • Arthroscopic joint surgery
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Tendon reconstruction
  • Correction of limb deformity
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Fracture repair
  • CCL injury repair 
  • Patellar luxation correction
  • Joint luxation repair 
  • Limb amputation

What Medical Conditions Can Orthopedic Surgery Correct?

When your animal companion needs orthopedic care, consider contacting Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital to find out if orthopedic surgery is a treatment option. You might be surprised to learn about the many medical conditions that can be corrected or improved through this technologically-advanced treatment option. These include:

Certain Congenital Conditions

Congenital conditions entail any condition that your pet was born with. Oftentimes, congenital conditions aren’t evident until the animal grows into adulthood. It is then that the condition may cause serious lifestyle and health problems, such as digestive problems relating to spine malformation and more.

Elbow Dysplasia

Elbow dysplasia can result after an injury or as a result of a genetic mutation. Either way, your veterinarian can help.

Fractures and Breaks

If your animal companion suffers any kind of fracture or break from an accident or other injury, it’s essential to get them to your veterinarian as soon as possible. The sooner that orthopedic surgery can be performed, the better the possible outcome.

Rupture of Ligaments

Rupture of ligaments can cause your furry loved one to become lame. When this type of injury occurs in both legs, the level of lameness can be devastating, impacting your pet’s emotional well-being and overall physical health. Fortunately, there are orthopedic surgery solutions that can correct the problem.

Talk to a team member at (720) 669-4200 for treatment options for your pet.

     Dr. Don Kerrihard

      Orthopedic Surgeon            


       Dr. Don Kerrihard is our resident specialist in dog and cat orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. He graduated from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1991. His surgical orthopedic training came from the Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital in Denver. He worked there from 1994 to 2000 before becoming a mobile surgeon. Our patients are in his expertly skilled hands during our knee/stifle stabilizing surgeries, fracture repair, and other specific bone and soft tissue surgeries.  Dr. Kerrihard is a father of two boys. 

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