Whether your pet has a broken bone, arthritic joint, or spinal problem, Dr. Willils has the experience to help. The examination of your pet starts with a complete physical. We may follow this with digital radiographs and even blood tests to determine the cause of your pet’s problem. Anti-inflammatory medications, narcotics and steroids for pain are often indicated for geriatric problems such as arthritis, or pain from surgery or trauma.

Procedures that we perform at our hospital include:

  • Fracture repair using bone plating and intramedullary devices
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair
  • Genetic joint problems such as Medial Luxated Patella
  • OFA X-rays for hip dysplasia and other genetic joint problems
  • Medical treatment for degenerative joint disease (DJD)

Medications commonly used in our practice for pain relief and arthritis include:

  • NSAIDS such as Carprofen (Rimadyl), Etodolac, Meloxicam (Metacam), and coated aspirin
  • Nutraceuticals that may include glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, omega-3 fatty acids, and hyaluronidase.
  • Corticosteroids such as prednisone and dexamethasone
  • Non-narcotic analgesics such as Gabapentin and Tramadol
  • Narcotic analgesics such as buprenorphine
  • Adequan Injections