Surgery


Davie County Large Animal Hospital is equipped to handle emergency or elective orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. Our surgical facility includes a surgery room and a padded room for induction and recovery of the patient. 

While we do offer a variety of surgical options, we do not provide colic surgeries. Our veterinarians refer surgical colic cases to Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg,VA and NC State Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh, NC.

Dr. Castro is our board certified veterinary surgeon. A veterinary surgeon who is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) has undergone extensive additional training after veterinary school in order to become a specialist. Dr.Castro completed a 3-year residency which provided specialized surgical training. These residencies are strictly supervised by the ACVS to ensure consistent training and adherence to high standards.

To learn more about the ACVS, please visit the following link: https://www.acvs.org/what-is-a...

Some of our elective and emergency surgical procedures include:

  • Lameness:
  • Kissing Spine Surgery
  • Dental and Sinus Surgery:
    • Guttural Pouch Problems
    • Sinus Trephination and Exploration
  • Ophthalmic Surgery:
    • Enucleation (Eye Removal)
    • Third Eyelid Resection
    • Lacerations
    • Tumor Removal
  • Upper Airway Surgery:
    • Laryngeal Hemiplegia
    • Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate 
    • Arytenoid Chondritis
    • Epiglottic Entrapment
  • Reproductive: 
  • Urogenital: 
    • Bladder Stones 
    • Umbilical and Inguinal Hernia Repair in Foals
  • Neoplasia:
    • Tumor Removal 
    • Electrochemotherapy

Call us right away to schedule an appointment for your equid and get your surgical evaluation by Dr. Castro. 


SURGICAL PATIENTS - HOSPITAL ADMISSION

If your equid is scheduled for surgery, they will be required to have a current Coggins. A minimum of a veterinarian administered Tetanus vaccine is also required at least 3 weeks prior to the procedure. Please have your records sent to the front office (336) 998-7131 or fax to (336) 998-7136. They may also be emailed to [email protected] . If your equid does not have a current Coggins or Tetanus, we will pull the blood and run an ELISA Coggins test and vaccinate them against Tetanus on the day of drop-off.

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