Veterinary Referrals to DR. Thad Respet, an Advanced Veterinary Surgeon

In addition to being an experienced general practitioner of veterinary medicine, Dr. Thad Respet, the owner of Sky Canyon Veterinary Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is an advanced veterinary surgeon. He handles a wide variety of advanced veterinary surgeries for dogs and cats. He welcomes referrals from other veterinarians who want support for difficult cases or trauma situations.

Over the years he’s been practicing in Colorado’s Grand Valley, Dr. Respet has gained a lot of experience handling complex soft tissue, orthopedic, and trauma surgeries.

Veterinarians with dogs or cats who need advanced soft tissue, orthopedic, or trauma surgery are welcome to contact Dr. Respet for a consult, and to schedule surgeries.

Orthopedic Surgeries

  • Arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery of joints)
  • Simple and complex fracture repair of all bones
  • Articular fracture repair (fractures involving joints)
  • Arthrodesis (fusion of joint with unrepairable damage)
  • Articular luxation (dislocation) repair (including toggle pin fixation)
  • Medial patellar luxation (congenital dislocation of knee cap)
  • PennHip Evaluation (the most accurate way to evaluate/predict hip dysplasia)
  • Juvenile pubic symphysis (JPS) (surgery for hip dysplasia-case dependent)
  • Physeal fractures (fractures of growth plates)
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
    • CCL (also known as ACL)
      • CBLO (C.O.R.A.) Based Leveling Osteotomy
      • Extracapsular Repair
    • Calcaneon (Achilles) rupture and avulsion
    • Carpal and tarsal ligament injuries
  • Articular (Joint) Injections

Soft Tissue Surgeries

  • Laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery for the abdomen)
    • Laparoscopic gastropexy (suturing stomach to abdominal wall to prevent rotation)
    • Laparoscopic liver biopsy
    • Laparoscopic Spay (ovariectomy)
    • Laparoscopic cryptorchid neuter and laparoscopic vasectomy
    • Other laparoscopic procedures
  • CO2 laser surgical capabilities
  • Spay (ovariohysterectomy, ovariectomy, hysterectomy)
  • Neuter-including cryptorchid (retained testicle in groin or abdomen)
  • Mass and tumor removal
  • Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome surgeries (allows our “squishy face” dogs to breath better)
    • Stenotic Nares (opens nasal passage)
    • Soft Palate surgery (removal of redundant tissue in back of mouth)
    • Everted Saccules (removal of redundant tissue in throat)
  • Anal gland Sac removal both normal and neoplasic (cancerous)
  • Thyroidectomy (removal of thyroid gland in the dog)
  • Salivary mucocele (surgery of the salivary glands)
  • Gastropexy (tacking of stomach to prevent rotation)
  • Intestinal surgery
  • Nephrectomy (kidney removal)
  • Splenectomy (spleen removal with vessel sealing device)
  • Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
  • Perineal Hernia (hernia near anus)
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Perineal Urethrostomy
  • And many more

Veterinarians that need assistance with advanced soft tissue, orthopedic, or trauma surgeries are welcome to contact Dr. Thad Respet, the owner of Sky Canyon Veterinary Hospital and a veterinary surgeon. Call 970.985.4911, or Email the hospital.

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