The Small Animal Surgery service operates from within a state-of-the-art surgical facility within the KSU VHC (see below) consisting of 4 sterile surgical suites with accompanying anesthetic induction and recovery units. Surgical equipment is available to provide a complete range of surgical procedures on patients ranging in size from cats and Chihuahua's to Saint Bernards. Orthopedic equipment includes complete equipment for bone plating or pinning, equipment for Arthroscopic surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, Triple Pelvic Osteotomy, and Pelvic Symphisyodesis. Complete equipment is available for intervertebral disk rupture surgery and other neurologic surgeries. On the General Surgery Service, equipment is available for a full range of thoracic and abdominal surgeries and includes a surgical laser and complete surgical stapling equipment.
The Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center (KSU VHC) is a full-service, 24 hour, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital operating as part of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The KSU VHC is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and contains complete facilities for general and specialty small animal care for local clients and clients referred from veterinarians throughout the Midwest. Separate specialty services including Community (local) Practice, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Oncology Ophthalmology, Radiology, Anesthesiology, Orthopedic and General Surgery and Exotic and Zoo Animal Medicine are offered within the Small Animal Hospital and these services are staffed by a total of 20X boarded specialists and several technicians. Specialists see all cases accompanied by senior veterinary students of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. Clients are seen by appointment and services offered on a per-fee basis.
Tours of the facility may be arranged by appointment.