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Veterinary Surgery

If you have been referred to our surgery service or would like to discuss your pet’s upcoming surgery, please call us at (931) 551-2121 or use the Contact Us link to send us an email.

Reasons for Veterinary Surgery

Depending on your pet's medical concerns, surgery may be the best course of action to keep them healthy. There are a variety of reasons why your pet may need surgery, such as:

  • Blockages: If your pet swallows something that they shouldn't and develops a blockage, they may require surgery to remove it.

  • Cancer: While not necessary for all types of cancer, surgery may be beneficial for the removal of some or all of your pet's cancerous tumors.

  • Injuries: If your pet breaks a bone or has a serious wound, they may require surgery for reconstruction or repair.

Here at Nashville Veterinary Specialists - Clarksville, we have a skilled surgical team, advanced tools and technologies, and two fully equipped surgical suites to assist your pet with any surgical needs they may have.

Our Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Heather Streppa

Surgery DVM | MS | DACVS

Dr. Heather Streppa

Surgery DVM | MS | DACVS

Surgical Procedures We Offer

Our hospital is ready to help you and your dogs and cats with a variety of surgical procedures. Some of the most common surgeries that we perform include: 

  • Injury repair surgery: If your pet has been seriously injured, they may require surgery.

  • Orthopedic surgery: If your pet has a broken bone or a ligament injury, they may require orthopedic surgery to repair or correct the problem. 

  • Removal of foreign bodies: If your pet has a foreign body lodged in their digestive tract, they may require surgery to remove it.

  • Tumor removal surgery: Cancerous or painful tumors may require surgical removal.

If you have questions about the surgical services we offer or your pet's upcoming procedure, please call us at (931) 551-2121 or use our Contact Us form to send us an email.

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Common Surgical Conditions

Canine CCL Rupture

Ruptures are of the CCL are a common problem and the most common cause of rear leg lameness in dogs. It typically happens during regular activities without any abnormal stress on the knee.

Canine CCL Rupture

Ruptures are of the CCL are a common problem and the most common cause of rear leg lameness in dogs. It typically happens during regular activities without any abnormal stress on the knee.

Patellar Luxation

Patellar luxations are a problem commonly seen in dogs and occasionally cats. It is more common in smaller breeds, but can sometimes occur in larger breeds.

Surgery Resources for Veterinarians