Gold-Standard Surgery

Constructed with safety and comfort in mind, our state of the art surgical suite provides for the performance of an extensive variety of general and advanced surgical procedures.

We have multiple anesthesia monitoring equipment allowing us to monitor heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygenation level and blood pressure. In addition, our surgical suite is furnished with a heated surgery table, human surgical lighting and many human grade instruments.

Gold-Standard Surgery

Constructed with safety and comfort in mind, our state of the art surgical suite provides for the performance of an extensive variety of general and advanced surgical procedures.

We have multiple anesthesia monitoring equipment allowing us to monitor heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygenation level and blood pressure. In addition, our surgical suite is furnished with a heated surgery table, human surgical lighting and many human grade instruments.

Some of the surgical procedures performed at Groves Veterinary Clinic are listed below, keep in mind this is an overview and not a complete list of surgical procedures performed:

  • Ovariohysterectomy (Spay)
  • Cesarian Section
  • Neuter
  • Scrotal Ablation (Scrotal Sac Removal)
  • Prosthetic Testicular Implants
  • Undescended Testicle Surgery (Cryptorchidism)
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Penile Surgery and Vulvoplasty
  • Declawing
  • Mastectomy
  • Pyometra Surgery
  • Diagnostic Biopsies
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Lateral Ear Canal Resection
  • Airway Disease – Soft Palate and Stenotic Nares Repair
  • Opthalmic surgery of the cornea and eyelid – Entropion and Cherry Eye Repair
  • Urologic Surgery – Nephrectomy, Cystotomy, Perineal and Scrotal Urethrostomy
  • Hernia Repair – Perineal, Umbilical, Inguinal, Body Wall and Diaphragmatic
  • Gastric – Gastric Dilitation/Volvulus, Gastrotomy, Pyloric Stenosis
  • Hepatic Surgery – Liver Lobectomy and Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Inestinal Surgery – Enterotomy, Resection & Anastemosis, Subtotal Colectomy, Rectal Prolapse Repair – Colopexy
  • Exploratory Laparotomy

Cranial cruciate ligament tears are commonly equated to ACL tears in humans. Commonly occurring in young and middle-aged large breed dogs, surgical intervention is often needed to return the pet to normal function. The knee is a joint held together by a series of ligaments, the strongest being the cranial cruciate ligament located inside the knee joint. The cranial cruciate ligament is responsible for maintaining stability of the joint and preventing backward sliding of the femur on the tibia. Constant stress paced on the knee joint eventually leads to complete are partial tearing of the ligament thus leading to sudden debilitating lameness, intermittent limping, or mild limping or stiffness that progressively becomes worse. There are multiple procedures that are available to treat this injury and at Groves Veterinary Clinic we make recommendations on a case by case basis.

Dr. Groves has successfully performed many cranial cruciate ligament repairs including; tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) and lateral suture/extracapsular stabilization. His recommendations are based on the following criteria: medical history, age, weight, breed, activity level of the patient and anatomy of the knee.

The TPLO is an advanced procedure which stabilizes the knee by leveling the tibial plateau allowing the femur to sit firmly while the leg is in motion. During the TPLO procedure, the surgeon will make a curved cut in the top of the tibia and rotate the segment to level the slope. A plate and screws are applied to hold the tibia in this position and allow for the bone to heal. Recovery following TPLO surgery often occurs more rapidly and patients are able to return to normal function much sooner in comparison to other surgical methods . In our experience, patients will begin walking within 24 hours following surgery and begin weight bearing on the operated limb in less than five days. Additionally, the TPLO results in better range of motion and less arthritis long term versus other surgical methods.

When selecting a TPLO surgeon, it is important to consider experience and verify licensure. In order to perform the TPLO, the veterinarian must receive advanced training and become licensed. Dr. Groves is one of only a hand full of TPLO licensed veterinarians in Southwest Florida.

Extracapsular stabilization involves stabilizing the stifle by placing a non-absorbable suture material around the lateral fabella and through a hole in the tibial crest mimicking the pattern of the cranial cruciate ligament. The suture typically provides only temporary stabilization and may loosen over time.

  • Patellar Luxation Repair
  • Coxofemural Luxation Repair
  • Sacroiliac Luxation Repair
  • Osteochondritis Repair
  • Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy(FHO)
  • Mandibulectomy & Maxillectomy
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Limb Amputation
  • Fracture Repair utilizing external fixation, bone plating, intramedullary pinning, cerclage wiring and lag screw placement.

Some of the surgical procedures performed at Groves Veterinary Clinic are listed below, keep in mind this is an overview and not a complete list of surgical procedures performed:

  • Ovariohysterectomy (Spay)
  • Cesarian Section
  • Neuter
  • Scrotal Ablation (Scrotal Sac Removal)
  • Prosthetic Testicular Implants
  • Undescended Testicle Surgery (Cryptorchidism)
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Penile Surgery and Vulvoplasty
  • Declawing
  • Mastectomy
  • Pyometra Surgery
  • Diagnostic Biopsies
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Lateral Ear Canal Resection
  • Airway Disease – Soft Palate and Stenotic Nares Repair
  • Opthalmic surgery of the cornea and eyelid – Entropion and Cherry Eye Repair
  • Urologic Surgery – Nephrectomy, Cystotomy, Perineal and Scrotal Urethrostomy
  • Hernia Repair – Perineal, Umbilical, Inguinal, Body Wall and Diaphragmatic
  • Gastric – Gastric Dilitation/Volvulus, Gastrotomy, Pyloric Stenosis
  • Hepatic Surgery – Liver Lobectomy and Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Inestinal Surgery – Enterotomy, Resection & Anastemosis, Subtotal Colectomy, Rectal Prolapse Repair – Colopexy
  • Exploratory Laparotomy

Cranial cruciate ligament tears are commonly equated to ACL tears in humans. Commonly occurring in young and middle-aged large breed dogs, surgical intervention is often needed to return the pet to normal function. The knee is a joint held together by a series of ligaments, the strongest being the cranial cruciate ligament located inside the knee joint. The cranial cruciate ligament is responsible for maintaining stability of the joint and preventing backward sliding of the femur on the tibia. Constant stress paced on the knee joint eventually leads to complete are partial tearing of the ligament thus leading to sudden debilitating lameness, intermittent limping, or mild limping or stiffness that progressively becomes worse. There are multiple procedures that are available to treat this injury and at Groves Veterinary Clinic we make recommendations on a case by case basis.

Dr. Groves has successfully performed many cranial cruciate ligament repairs including; tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) and lateral suture/extracapsular stabilization. His recommendations are based on the following criteria: medical history, age, weight, breed, activity level of the patient and anatomy of the knee.

The TPLO is an advanced procedure which stabilizes the knee by leveling the tibial plateau allowing the femur to sit firmly while the leg is in motion. During the TPLO procedure, the surgeon will make a curved cut in the top of the tibia and rotate the segment to level the slope. A plate and screws are applied to hold the tibia in this position and allow for the bone to heal. Recovery following TPLO surgery often occurs more rapidly and patients are able to return to normal function much sooner in comparison to other surgical methods . In our experience, patients will begin walking within 24 hours following surgery and begin weight bearing on the operated limb in less than five days. Additionally, the TPLO results in better range of motion and less arthritis long term versus other surgical methods.

When selecting a TPLO surgeon, it is important to consider experience and verify licensure. In order to perform the TPLO, the veterinarian must receive advanced training and become licensed. Dr. Groves is one of only a hand full of TPLO licensed veterinarians in Southwest Florida.

Extracapsular stabilization involves stabilizing the stifle by placing a non-absorbable suture material around the lateral fabella and through a hole in the tibial crest mimicking the pattern of the cranial cruciate ligament. The suture typically provides only temporary stabilization and may loosen over time.

  • Patellar Luxation Repair
  • Coxofemural Luxation Repair
  • Sacroiliac Luxation Repair
  • Osteochondritis Repair
  • Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy(FHO)
  • Mandibulectomy & Maxillectomy
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Limb Amputation
  • Fracture Repair utilizing external fixation, bone plating, intramedullary pinning, cerclage wiring and lag screw placement.