When your pet has an orthopedic problem (i.e., bone, ligament, or joint injury), you can trust our veterinarians at Cheat Lake Animal Hospital to provide complete care, from thorough diagnostic tests such as digital x-rays to advanced medical and surgical management. Our goal is to get your pet back to normal function and be pain-free.

We routinely care for all kinds of orthopedic injuries including fractures, ligament injuries, muscle strains and sprains, arthritis, and developmental orthopedic conditions. 

We have highly skilled surgeons that can care for the most common orthopedic conditions in dogs and cats including:

  • Cruciate ligament injuries (ACL or CCL ruptures and partial tears)
    • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
    • Extracapsular repair
  • Medial Patellar luxation
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
  • Elbow Dysplasia
    • Fragmented coronoid process of the elbow
    • Ununited anconeal process of the elbow
  • Joint dislocations and hyperextension injuries
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Fracture repair
    • External skeletal fixation
    • Internal bone pinning and plating
    • Casting

In addition to the conditions described above, our veterinarians routinely perform other procedures such as:

  • “Penn Hip” radiographic studies
  • Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) elbow and hip radiographic studies
  • Femoral head and neck excision for end-stage hip diseases
  • Limb and toe amputations
  • Joint arthrodesis
Tibial tuberosity advancement for cruciate ligament tear
External skeletal fixation for comminuted tibial fracture
Femoral fracture repair with bone plate and screws
I have always felt the most comfortable at this veterinary hospital. The doctors and techs are all incredible. Recently I had to come in early for an urgent care visit and they were kind, effective, and even got me some coffee! I love that the vet called a couple days later to check on my pet's progress and reminded me to call or visit if anything changes. This is my favorite place.  More testimonials »
- Veronica L.