Here at at Scripps Ranch Veterinary Hospital, besides the usual veterinary surgeries performed by Dr. Kurowski (spay, neuter, mass removal, entropion repair, eye enucleation, dental extraction, cystotomy, etc.), more complicated surgeries are often performed here by an affiliated veterinary surgical specialist.  Many of these surgeries when performed at a referral facility cost at least $4,000, sometimes up to $7,000, but we are often able to charge only $2,000 to 3,000.

Have you already been told that your pet needs surgery?  Call us!  We offer a 50%-OFF surgical exam and may be able to provide you with an affordable option.


Repair of CCLR (Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture)
The CCL (or CrCL) is called the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in humans, and it can partially or completely rupture. One of the following three surgical procedures may be recommended.

  • Extra-capsular stabilizing suture
  • TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy)
  • TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement)

Patellar Luxations: Medial (MPL) and Lateral (LPL)
Related terms: Slipped Knee Cap; Dislocating Knee Cap; Luxating Patella
Depending on the extent and degree of disease progression, one or more surgical techniques may be used to address the problem.

Hip Surgeries
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) results in instability of the hip joint and subsequent deformation and degeneration.

  • DPO/TPO (Double or Triple Pelvic Osteotomy), an option for immature dogs with CHD but no arthritic changes.
  • FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy)

Other Surgeries (a sampling, not a complete list)

  • Gastropexy, to treat Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) (related terms: Bloat; Gastric Torsion; Stomach Torsion; Twisted Stomach)
  • Cesarean Section
  • Anal Gland Removal
  • Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)
  • Fracture Repair