Orthopedic Medicine & Surgical Services
At Foothills Pet Healthcare Clinic, our team is passionate about meeting the needs of people and their pets. We provide orthopedic medicine to patients in the North Carolina Piedmont Foothills and Blue Ridge Mountains communities.
Regardless of whether your pet is struggling with new or chronic pain resulting from an injury or medical condition, we have the skill, equipment and experience to handle your pet’s diagnostic, pre-surgery, post-surgery and rehab needs. Because we believe every pet is unique, we take the time to listen to your situation and concerns and perform the necessary testing, bloodwork and labs to deliver personalized treatment recommendations.
Meet Dr. Adcock: Our Specialist in Orthopedic Medicine
Dr. Jonathan Adcock was raised in western North Carolina and discovered his passion for veterinary medicine at a young age. Inspired by his experience volunteering at his local veterinary clinic when he was just eight years old, Dr. Adcock went on to pursue an animal sciences degree. He then earned his DVM degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a member of AASRP, AVMA, NCVMA and VVMA.
He joined our team here at Foothills Pet Healthcare Clinic in 2012 and has since been specializing in our orthopedic surgeries. With every animal he treats, he always strives to deliver the best solution for both patients and clients.
Veterinary Orthopedic Medicine
Our surgeon offers the following orthopedic medicine:
If your pet has torn their cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), they will most likely need surgery to heal their pain and lameness and prevent future osteoarthritis.
We can assess your pet’s condition and help you determine which of our procedures is best for them:
- Tibial-Plateau-Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
- Extracapsular (Lateral) Suture Stabilization (ELSS)
More information: Cranial Cruciate Ligament Stabilization
For dogs and cats with fractures, our surgeon can perform surgery using either internal or external fixation depending on the location and severity of the break.
With patellar luxation or dislocation, your pet’s kneecap shifts outside of their femoral groove, causing symptoms such as a “knock-kneed” or “bow-legged” appearance and lameness. In more severe cases, surgery is required to reposition the patella.
More information: Patella Luxation Repair
Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
If your pet has Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, hip luxation or dislocation, a hip fracture or severe arthritis in their hip, they could benefit from Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO). With this procedure, your veterinarian will remove both the head and neck of the femur to create a “false” joint that helps restore pain-free mobility.
For fractures that can’t be treated or medical conditions such as cancer, we offer limb amputation. This surgical procedure can treat difficult medical conditions while still enabling your pet to adapt and live a healthy, active life.
What to Expect When Your Pet Receives Orthopedic Medicine
Whichever type of orthopedic medicine your pet requires, you can expect the following whenever you bring your dog or cat into Foothills Pet Healthcare Clinic:
- Our commitment to finding answers and solving difficult medical cases
- Compassionate, comprehensive care
- A take-home physical exam sheet listing everything from our diagnosis to your pet’s medications, as well as detailed medical records
- Wellness plans
Set Up an Appointment Today to Learn More About Our Orthopedic Services
Here at Foothills Pet Healthcare Clinic, we are passionate about delivering veterinary care customized to your unique pet. If you are located within a 60-mile radius of our clinic, we invite you to stop by and learn more about us.
Our team is here to help you get started — just call us at 336-789-0009 or fill out our online contact form. After you’ve scheduled an appointment, you’ll meet with one of our doctors for an exam and they will develop a personalized plan for your pet.