Soft Tissue Services
Laryngeal Paralysis (Lar Par) - Learn More
Laryngeal Paralysis refers to the inability of the larynx (voice box) to move. The
larynx is innervated by the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which allows the
larynx to open during inhalation. If this nerve is paralyzed, the
larynx stays in a half closed position and adjustments for increased
respiratory effort such as running or panting during hot weather cannot
Portosystemic Shunts (PSS) - Learn More
A portosystemic shunt (PSS) is an abnormal vein connecting the blood supply returning from the intestines to the vein returning blood to the heart, bypassing the liver (shunting).
Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) - Learn More
A TECA is the surgical removal of the entire ear canal. A second procedure called a bulla osteotomy is performed during the same surgery.
Upper Airway Surgeries - Learn More
There are many different problems that can affect the upper airway and compromise the flow of air. Brachycephalic (often referred to as 'flat face') dogs and cats are more prone to upper airway abnormalities, and can often have several different conditions together.
A surgical procedure that can be performed on either a dog or cat to open the urethra. This is done in cases of urethral obstruction and can be life threatening.
Tracheal Collapse & Intraluminal Stents - Learn More
VSC is the only veterinary surgical practice in Northern Virginia to
offer intraluminal tracheal stent and tracheal ring placement.