Orthopedic & Soft Tissue Surgery in Big Rapids, Michigan

At Riversbend Animal Hospital, we have the ability to serve Big Rapids and our surrounding communities with more advanced orthopedic and soft tissue surgical procedures. Our practice is AAHA accredited, so you know your pet is in safe, capable hands. From pre-surgery assessments to the very attire and equipment we use, we adhere to stringent AAHA standards.

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What We Do

Below is a list of just a few of the orthopedic and soft tissue surgical procedures we offer at Riversbend. Call our veterinary practice at (231) 796-3507, to se up your next visit.

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Extracapsular suture
  • Luxating patella repair
  • Fracture repair
  • Tendon/Ligament repair

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Amputations (limb, tail, toe)
  • Ear surgeries (TECABO, VBO)
  • Hernia repairs
  • Laryngeal paralysis surgery (“Tie-back”)
  • Mass/tumor removals for cancer
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Please call us or contact us by email with any questions regarding any of the orthopedic or soft tissue procedures we perform at Riversbend. Although we are unable to give out exact estimates for procedures over the phone and email, we certainly are happy to answer any question you may have. Estimates for procedures will vary depending on your pets weight, length of procedure and stay, type of implants used, testing and medications that are administered during your pets procedure.


Amazing staff that truly care about the animals they are caring for.

- Amy E.

Thank you so much for getting Duke in on such short notice. Dr Scott was great and so was everyone else. Highly recommend to anyone.

Debra C.

Very professional and very sweet people! Always do everything they can for you and your pet. You can tell they truly care about animals.

Autumn D.

Everyone we have interacted with has been so kind and helpful. Thank you for helping us take care of our fur babies!!

Elise G.

The entire staff is very kind and caring. I've been using Riversbend for 15 years and they have helped through all kinds of good, and bad, situations with my animals.

Tracy C.