Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.
Dr. Cloutier has a special interest in orthopedics and orthopedic surgeries. We regularly accept referrals from veterinarians from across Maine and even into neighboring states and Canada. Dr. Cloutier is well versed in ligament injuries, as well as fractures and dislocations. We work with medication, physical therapy, and when needed, surgical avenues to restore your pet to their favorite activities.
- Fracture Repair
- Knees: Cruciate Ligament Disease (CCL/ACL)
- Knees: Patella Tendon Disease
- Hip Dysplasia & FHO Surgery
- Hip Luxation (Dislocation)
- Valgus Deformity
Post Surgery :
After surgery, most orthopedic patients have several recheck appointments, many of which include therapy and rehabilitation. The rehabilitation is conducted at the Wellness Center and can help reduce healing time, pain, stiffness and arthritis while also increasing range of motion.