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Ruskin Animal Hospital

Advanced Surgical Options

Unexpected events may need unexpected surgeries.

Cruciate Repairs

Ruskin Animal Hospital can perform cruciate repairs to dogs having problems with their cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). This ligament is equivalent to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in humans. While humans often injure their ACL, the CCL in dogs can deteriorate over time due to their breed, excessive body weight, or other health factors. Please contact us for an appointment if your pet is having difficulty walking. 

Perineal Urethrostomy

Neutered cats who have difficulty urinating may be suffering from urethral blockages. If your cat experiences reoccurring blockages, they may need to undergo a Perineal Urethrostomy to avoid life-threatening complications. Our veterinarians can perform this procedure and discuss the best options for you and your pet.


A splenectomy is a surgery that removes your pet’s spleen. This procedure may be needed if a mass is found growing on your pet’s spleen, or if they suffered a traumatic accident. Should your pet need this procedure, they can continue to live a long and healthy life without their spleen.