4176 Meridian Street

Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 758-2200

24/7 Emergency Care​


Board-certified surgeons and our highly trained team provide advanced surgical care to the highest standards using the most modern technology.

Our Surgery Offerings

With veterinary surgery, Boundary Bay’s goal is to return your companion dog or cat to a quality of life such that they get to enjoy what they love. It’s those moments, after all, that matter most.

Cruciate ligament injury:

Fracture repair:

  • Kyon ALPS – titanium locking plate internal fixation system
  • AO ASIF Synthes – conventional compression plating internal fixation system

Patella luxation repair:

  • Patella groove replacement (PGR)
  • Tibial tuberosity transposition
  • Soft tissue imbrication / release
  • Trochleoplasty
  • Corrective osteotomy

Other orthopedic procedures, including:

  • Proximal abducting ulnar osteotomy (PAUL) technique for elbow dysplasia
  • Amputation (for tumors, e.g. osteosarcoma; or non-salvageable trauma)
  • Hemipelvectomy (for tumors involving the ilium, ischium, pubis, or anywhere in the pelvis)
  • Limb-spare for distal radius osteosarcoma

Head and neck surgeries, including:

  • Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome
  • Mandibulectomy or maxillectomy and/or orbitectomy (tumors of the oral cavity, orbit, or skull)
  • Total ear canal ablation (TECA-LBO; for end stage or intractable otitis externa or ear canal tumor)
  • Ventral bulla osteotomy (VBO for nasopharyngeal polyps in cats or other middle ear disease such as aural cholesteatoma)
  • Nasal planum resection and reconstruction (for nasal squamous cell carcinoma)
  • Tracheal stent (old dog w/ collapsing trachea or intraluminal tracheal tumor)
  • Tracheal rings (young dog w/ collapsing trachea)
  • Sialadenectomy (for sialocele aka mucocele)
  • Thyroidectomy (thyroid tumors)
  • Parathyroidectomy (for primary hyperparathyroidism with hypercalcemia)
  • Unilateral arytenoid lateralization (tie-back for laryngeal paralysis aka lar par)
  • Long soft palate surgery

Chest (thorax) surgeries, including:

  • Tracheal stent (old dog w/ collapsing trachea or intraluminal tracheal tumor
  • Tracheal rings (young dog w/ collapsing trachea)
  • Lung lobectomy (for pulmonary carcinoma or other lung tumor, lung abscess, etc)
  • Cardio procedures: PDA (if too small for Amplatz), PRAA, MPA banding (for VSD palliation)
  • Thymoma
  • Diaphragmatic hernia, including pericardioperitoneal diaphragmatic hernia or traumatic
  • Body wall resection (e.g. for rib tumor)
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax, chylothorax, or pyothorax

Abdominal surgeries, including:

  • Artificial urethral sphincter placement (for urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence, urinary incontinence)
  • Adrenalectomy (adrenal tumors such as pheochromocytoma or carcinoma; laparoscopic if no caval invasion, otherwise open)
  • Liver biopsy (e.g. for hepatopathy workup to include copper testing, cultures, histopathology biopsy; can be done laparoscopically)
  • Liver lobectomy (for liver tumors, typically hepatocellular carcinoma or feline cystadenoma)
  • Cholecystectomy (e.g. for gall bladder mucocele)
  • Gastrointestinal biopsies (full-thickness for IBD vs. lymphoma; can be done lap-assisted)
  • Mastectomy for mammary tumors
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastropexy
  • Cystotomy (e.g. for stones)
  • Sealed partial cystectomy (for non-trigonal bladder tumors such as transitional cell carcinoma TCC)
  • Prescrotal urethrostomy (e.g. with penile amputation due to tumors or trauma, or alone for recurrent urethral stone obstruction)
  • Extrahepatic portosystemic shunt attenuation (e.g. with ameroid constrictor or cellophane band)
  • Nephrectomy or nephroureterectomy (for renal and/or ureteral tumors)
  • Pancreatectomy, partial (for insulinoma)
  • Gastrotomy (for foreign body removal)
  • Gastrectomy (for gastric tumor excision)
  • Enterotomy (for foreign body removal)
  • Intestinal resection and anastomosis (e.g. foreign body or tumor)
  • Subtotal colectomy (for megacolon)
  • Herniorrhaphy (e.g. perineal, or inguinal, or umbilical hernias)
  • Anal sacculectomy (with or without sublumbar lymph node excision; for apocrine gland of the anal sac adenocarcinoma
  • Perineal urethrostomy (recurrent urethral obstruction blocked cats)
  • Rectal mass resection (via rectal mucosal eversion or pull-through)
  • Caudectomy (for screwtail)
  • Subcutaneous ureteral bypass or ureteral reimplantation (e.g. cats with ureteral obstruction)
  • Urethral ± ureteral stenting (salvage for transitional cell carcinoma TCC)
  • Common bile duct stenting (for common bile duct obstruction)
  • Urolithiasis (Urinary Stones)’
  • Perineal hernia repair

Skin and reconstructive surgeries, including:

  • Traumatic wound management and reconstruction
  • Axial pattern flap wound management
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