4176 Meridian Street

Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 758-2200

24/7 Emergency Care​

Veterinary Surgery Services

Trust our board-certified veterinary surgeons to provide advanced veterinary surgery services that are customized to your pet’s needs.

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Our Surgery Offerings

At Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital, our aim with veterinary surgery is to restore your beloved dog or cat to a quality of life where they enjoy their favorite activities again. Because it’s those precious moments together that truly matter.

  • Kyon ALPS – titanium locking plate internal fixation system
  • AO ASIF Synthes – conventional compression plating internal fixation system
  • Patella groove replacement (PGR)
  • Tibial tuberosity transposition
  • Soft tissue imbrication / release
  • Trochleoplasty
  • Corrective osteotomy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Traumatic wound management and reconstruction
  • Axial pattern flap wound management

Our Veterinary Surgery Team

Dr. Jessica Knapp


Board-Certified Surgeon

Dr. Milan Milovancev


Board-Certified Surgeon

Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson


Board-Certified Surgeon

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