Stauffer Veterinary Surgical Center is a referral-based practice. Dr. Stauffer works in tandem with general practice veterinarians to address the pet’s needs, providing the expertise in diagnosis and corrective procedures. After being referred, the pet and pet owner process begins with a consultation with Dr. Stauffer to assess the pet’s condition and discuss the treatment plan for the optimal outcome. He begins by listening to the pet owner, then physically examining the pet and reviewing the test results before discussing the treatment recommendation and prognosis.
The ability to diagnose the cause of lameness is essential as there are many causes. A history and a complete physical exam will be performed, including observation and palpitation. Radiographs may be taken to determine the best treatment plan.
After business hours, all calls will be forwarded to one of the team members. Dr. Stauffer will personally cover weekend calls. He is always available to answer questions. Fractures will be accepted on weekends on an emergency basis or on transfer from emergency centers. Referring veterinarians will have Dr. Stauffer’s personal cell phone number.
Surgical Services Specialties
Cranial Cruciate Rupture
Dr. Stauffer has performed over 3000 Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomies (TPLO) for cranial cruciate injuries in dogs and equally as many Extra-capsular repairs in smaller dogs. He thoroughly explains the procedure and guides pet owners and their pet through the process.
Pictured: Lat TPLO / AP TPLO
Dr. Stauffer has vast experience in fracture repair in both dogs and cats. He reviews radiographs with pet owners and discusses options, surgical plans, complications, and post-operative care.
Pictured: Lat Fracture / Lat Repair | AP Fracture / AP Repair
Dr. Stauffer offers Hemilaminectomy for patients 20 pounds and under. Myelography is used as the diagnostic locator for the lesion prior to hemilaminectomy. Myelography is not as sensitive, nor as specific for lesion location as CT or MRI, however, it is a good diagnostic tool for those owners who have cost concerns associated with advanced imagery.
Pictured: Lat Myelogram
Other Orthopedic Services Offered
Arthrodesis | Femoral Head Ostectomy | Patella Luxation Repair | Shoulder OCD | Ulna Ostectomy
All surgery patients will stay in the center overnight for observation and care following surgery. Overnight care is provided.