We are proud to offer high quality orthopedic surgical procedures. These surgeries range from fixing fractured bones to correcting torn cranial cruciate ligaments (same as a human's ACL). We know that when your pet is hurt and facing a surgical correction, it is a significant decision for you, and a potentially stressfull situation. We discuss the different options available for each pet and help you, make the decision that is right for the given circumstance, so that you are comfortable in your choice. Our goal is to provide the best possible outcome at a reasonable price to both you and the hospital. We do our best to eliminate pain for your pet, and make the process pleasant for both you and your pet.

While we perform a vast array of fracture repairs, the most common orthopedic procedure we perform is repairing damaged cranial cruciate ligaments (CCL) in dog's knees. This is a common canine injury that with surgical repair provides significant immediate term and long term benefit to the patient. For specifics about managing this condition, please see our Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease / TPLO / TTA Repair webpage .


DACVS Board Certified Surgeon and AAHA Accredited Hospital

All orthopedic procedures (fracture repairs, TPLOs, TTAs, etc.) at Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital are performed by Dr Daniel J Frankel, DVM, MS, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS). Being a board certified veterinary surgeon, you can be assured that he has demonstrated his commitment to providing the best quaility surgical care for your pet, through a rigorous surgical residency program, research, surgical board examination, and ongoing continuing education. This commitment shows, as we have a very long track record of excellent outcomes with Dr Frankel DACVS. To learn more about board certified surgeons, please visit the American College of Veterinary Surgeons  (ACVS) webpage

In addition to the excellent surgical care provided by Dr Frankel, you may have full confidence that Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital is AAHA Accredited. This means that we have committed to the highest standard of care and have demonstrated that through adherance to the standards and passing periodic comprehensive on site evaluations. Only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada are accredited by AAHA, so we are very proud of this, and we know that it makes a difference in the overall quality of care that we provide to your pet, surgery included. For more details about the benefits of doing your procedure in an AAHA certified hospital, see the AAHA webpage.

In summary, we promise to communicate with you throughout the process, and make your pet's surgery as stress-free, pain free, and beneficial as possible. 

If you have any questions or comments about how we can help your pet through orthopedic surgery, please contact us today for a complimentary orthopedic exam. You may call us, email us, request more information, or directly request a complimentary orthopedic exam.

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