The Animal Surgical Center of Michigan provides a variety of services for your pet that are normally not offered by your primary veterinarian.  With over 100 years of combined experience performing these services, be rest assured your pet is in good hands.

Diagnostic Testing Available

  • Digital thermography is a diagnostic test that provides a scan of emitted radiated energy from the patient’s body.  Hot spots are commonly associated with inflammation, thus is a great tool for localizing regions of the body that have pathology.  This is useful to help determine the site on a limb that may be causing a patient’s lameness.
  • CT scans are performed in our hospital for many conditions that require imaging
  • MRI machine is now on site at our hospital is an excellent modality to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions, cancer, and neurological conditions
  • Ultrasound of tendons, ligaments, muscles, abdominal organs, head and neck
  • Digital radiography (x-ray)
  • Interpretation of radiographs
  • Tissue biopsies
    • Ultrasound-guided
    • Laparoscopic
    • Flexible endoscopic
  • Blood testing including in-house laboratory

Orthopedic Surgery

  • TPLO and MRIT for cruciate ligament repair
  • Patella luxation correction
  • Arthroscopy for correction of numerous conditions such as osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), fragmented coronoid process, meniscal tear
  • Open joint surgery, including joint dislocation repair
  • Fracture repair of limbs, pelvis and jaw
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Tendon repair
  • Angular limb deformity correction

Abdominal Surgery

  • Liver lobectomy
  • Portosystemic shunt attenuation
  • Gall bladder and bile duct surgery
  • Gastric reconstruction and other stomach surgeries
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Gastropexy – prophylactic and therapeutic
  • Internal organ biopsy: liver, intestine, pancreas, kidney, bladder, lymph nodes – laparoscopic and open
  • Jejunostomy tube placement
  • Colopexy for prolapse rectum
  • Colostomy
  • Cystopexy
  • Cystotomy for stone removal – laparoscopic
  • Cryptorchidectomy – laparoscopic
  • Ovariectomy and ovariohysterectomy (spay) – laparoscopic
  • Intestinal surgery and special duodenal reconstructive surgeries
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Ectopic ureter reconstruction
  • Urinary incontinence surgery
  • Nephrectomy
  • Bladder surgery
  • Ureteral stone removal

Reconstructive Surgery

  • Free tissue transfer
  • Limb reattachment (replantation)
  • Wound reconstruction
  • Limb-sparing surgery for distal radial bone tumors
  • Anti-drool lip tuck
  • Nasal fold excision
  • Ear ablation/bulla surgery

Oncology Surgery

  • Soft tissue sarcoma excision
  • Skin tumor excision
  • Endocrine tumor excision
  • Abdominal organ tumor excision
  • Chest wall and chest organ tumor excision
  • Bone tumor excision – limb sparing surgery or amputation
  • Oral cavity tumor removal
  • Excision of many other tumors

Respiratory Surgery

  • Soft palate reconstruction
  • Laryngeal tie-back
  • Nasal and nasal cavity surgery
  • Lung lobectomy
  • Thoroscopy – minimally invasive surgery
  • Chest exploration
  • Lung biopsy and lung lobectomy

Neurologic Surgery

  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fracture repair
  • Atlantoaxial luxation stabilization
  • Nerve/muscle biopsy

Heart Surgery

  • Persistent right aortic arch correction
  • Patent ductus arteriosus correction
  • Pericardectomy


Note: This is not a complete list of all surgical services available.