VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Eyelid and corneal surgery

Eyelid surgery is used to correct abnormalities of the eyelid in dogs and cats. Eyelid abnormalities can occur for many reasons. The most common causes of eyelid abnormalities that need surgery include; entropion, ectropion, distichaisis, ectopic cilia, eyelid tumors, cherry eye, eyelid laceration, proptosis and eyelid agenesis. Many of these conditions if left untreated will cause discomfort due to corneal ulcerations. Eyelid surgery is best done by a veterinary ophthalmologist as this type of surgery is plastic surgery and takes years of training to master.

Corneal surgery is used to repair abnormalities of the surface of the eye. The cornea is the wind shield of the eye and is vital for vision to keep clear. The most common causes of the corneal abnormalities that require surgery include; corneal ulcerations, corneal perforation, corneal edema, corneal lacerations, corneal squestrum, corneal/limbal tumor and corneal dermoids. Surgeries to repair or correct these conditions are performed under an operating microscope and often require a covering or graft to help the wound heal. The most common graft is to use the patient’s own conjunctiva, the lining of the eyelids.
 

Departments

Ophthalmology
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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

FOR PET MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL OUR HOSPITAL AT (503) 656-3999 OR TRANSPORT YOUR PET IMMEDIATELY TO OUR FACILITY (NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED)

VCA NORTHWEST VETERINARY SPECIALISTS IS LOCATED AT:

16756 S.E. 82nd DRIVE
CLACKAMAS, OR 97015
TEL: (503) 656-3999
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VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists is ready to provide emergency and critical care for your beloved companion around the clock every day of the year. Our Emergency Service is staffed by 4 board certified emergency and critical care specialists -- more than any other specialty hospital in the Pacific NW! Our ER/CC team works collaboratively with all of our specialty departments as needed to provide the most diverse and comprehensive specialty care in Portland. If your pet is having an emergency, please come immediately to our hospital - we are ALWAYS available, any time, day or night! You may speak with an ER/CC team member if you have questions/concerns by calling (503) 656-3999.

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