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Advanced Care

Pet Diagnostics & General Surgery in Bozeman, MT

Advanced Pet Care Clinic: Pet Diagnostics & General Surgery In Bozeman, MT

Gallatin Veterinary Hospital offers a full range of internal medicine services for dogs and cats. A key to our success in treating these illnesses is the broad range of advanced diagnostic capabilities available to us at our advanced pet care clinic including:

The combination of our computer-based records, digitized lab work results and radiographs enable quality and rapid consultation with experts in the fields of cardiology, oncology, internal medicine, and dermatology, to name a few. Further, our doctors are members of an online community called Veterinary Information Network (VIN), which connects veterinarians around the world with each other and provides a wealth of veterinary medicine. This invaluable resource provides a wealth of information for our veterinary team in diagnosing and treating those unusual and difficult to manage cases.

We can provide further information on any of the above listed diagnostic tests. Please email us or call Gallatin Veterinary Hospital with questions or inquiries about Internal Medicine Services or our Diagnostic Capabilities

General Surgery

Your pet at some time in its life may require general surgery. Gallatin Veterinary Hospital understands the concern every owner has for their pet when they undergo general anesthesia, sedation and surgery. We have made a significant investment in facilities, equipment and staff training to minimize the risks of anesthesia and surgery. We have two state-of-the-art surgical suites, with positive pressure air flow, specific cleaning protocols and disinfectants designed to minimize the contaminants present in each area. All of our surgical instruments are sterilized with steam or gas. If an item cannot be re-sterilized it is thrown away. We are fully equipped to handle both routine and non routine surgeries. Some examples of common surgeries are spay, neuter, laceration repairs and mass removals. More involved and less common surgeries include abdominal exploratory, organ biopsy or removal, gastrointestinal surgery and eye/ear surgeries.

Spay & Neuter

Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision to make. If you are not planning to use your pet for breeding purposes, it is in the best interest of your pet to be altered by your veterinarian. Spaying your female around 6 months of age will eliminate heat cycles, unwanted pregnancies and reduce the possibility of disease in the reproductive tract. Neutering your male around 6 months of age reduces their urge to roam, to fight and reduces prostate gland disease and testicular cancer. Your pet’s health and safety is our number one concern. At Gallatin Veterinary Hospital we like to make your decision as easy as possible. We have a dedicated well trained staff to help ensure the utmost care of your pet. GVH staff takes every measure to assure that your pet gets the best care in the valley.

Hip Dysplasia & Pennhip

Canine hip dysplasia is the most commonly inherited orthopedic disease. Hip dysplasia in our companion dogs is prevalent, especially in the medium to large breeds. Diagnosis of dysplasia is determined through clinical signs of lameness or pain and with x-rays. Usually one view of the pelvis and hips is diagnostic. Many puppies are hip guaranteed by the breeder so some puppies will go back to the breeder if hip dysplasia is detected early. Some puppies are candidates for early intervention using surgical techniques to slow the progress of the dysplasia. After 10 months of age these early surgical interventions aren’t recommended. GVH recommends survey hip x-rays at spay and neuter time. Your dog is already under anesthesia and it’s a great time to assess your dog for hip dysplasia.

There are currently two certification methods for canine hips, OFA (Orthopedic Foundation of America) and PennHIP. Both require heavy sedation and x-rays of the pelvis and hips. Early detection can permit the owner and veterinarian to make well informed decisions on early surgical intervention, controlling progression of the dysplasia, taking the dog out of the breeding pool and minimizing the pain of the disease. Early surgical intervention like JPS (juvenile pubic symphysiodesis) is most successful if done before 20 weeks of age. Please discuss hip dysplasia with your veterinarian to make informed decisions for your puppy or adult dog.


Mon - Fri: 7:30am–5:30pm
Sat: 8am-3:00pm
Sun: Closed