Orthopedic Services

Orthopedic Services

Although some pets enjoy a life of leisure and long, afternoon naps, many are actually quite active. For this reason, problems or injuries on the bones, joints and muscles of furry friends are quite common. As a full-service practice, our team here at Delton Veterinary Hospital is able to perform treatments, surgeries and preventative care to keep your pet’s orthopedic health in tip-top shape. Call us at (780) 475-9225 to find out more about our orthopedic services.

What are the most common orthopedic problems in pets?
It really depends on your pet’s species, breed, age and lifestyle. Some pets are more genetically predisposed to developing certain kind of conditions, while pets who are more active (e.g. hunting dogs) or those who are older are more prone to a different set of problems. The most common orthopedic problems in canine pals are disc disease, luxating patellas, ligament tears and hip dysplasia. For feline friends, fractures, tendon contractures and osteoarthritis are common.

How are orthopedic problems treated in pets?
Again, this is conditional on your furry family member’s specific problems. After a consultation and diagnosis, our veterinarians may recommend one or a combination of the following:

  • Supplements
  • Anti-inflammatory meds
  • Weight reduction/loss
  • Surgery (e.g. joint replacements)
  • Rehabilitation

  • How can I tell if my pet has an orthopedic problem?
    Some symptoms you can watch out for are limping, wincing, difficulty moving, fatigue, swollen joints and irritability. Call us right away when you notice any of these signs, as they can also be markers for other types of health conditions aside from orthopedic problems.

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


  • Monday to Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Note: We are closed daily for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Delton Veterinary Hospital