Helpful Resources

Helpful Veterinary Links

The internet is a wealth of information – so much so that sometimes locating quality websites can be challenging. That’s why our veterinary team has taken the time to find a few links to share with you that we think you’ll find helpful.


ACVS is the AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization™ for certification of veterinarians in large animal surgery and small animal surgery. The mission of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons is to advance the art and science of surgery and promote excellence in animal health care through research, education and service to the public.


We are here to help pet owners better understand the benefits of the TPLO surgery. Learn why we recommend the TPLO to fix your dog’s torn ACL. By going through the 6-Steps you will learn about the anatomy of the dog knee, what the ACL is and why it sometimes tears in dogs, how to diagnose an ACL tear, what the treatment options are, what TPLO is, and the recovery process.

TPLO Answers

The knee joint in the dog is called the stifle. The stifle is composed of three bones: the thigh bone (femur), shin bone (tibia) and the kneecap (patella). The knee joint is supported by four main ligaments: two on either side, and two that cross within the joint. The two ligaments inside the joint are the cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) and caudal cruciate ligament (CdCL). The cranial cruciate ligament is equivalent to the human anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).


NOCITA® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) is the only long-acting local anesthetic that provides up to 72 hours of post-operative pain control with one dose for cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) surgery in dogs