TPLO Surgery

Our dogs and cats can ‘blow their knee’ just as we humans can tear our ACL. A common injury to a dog’s knee is tearing the Cranial Crucial Ligament (CCL) similar to our ACL. Here at the Animal Clinic, we perform over 60 successful cruciate ligament repairs per year.

We pride ourselves on our spacious, clean and state of the art surgical suite and equipment. 

Lateral suture stabilization, which we also perform, can be successful for smaller patients.  However, for most dogs, a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) is consistently the best method of repair.

  • "When compared with a TPLO surgery, Lameness reoccurs more often
    following lateral suture repair; requiring further treatment or reoperation during the dog’s lifetime". *
  • "A recent study showed TPLO outcomes were always better than lateral
    suture outcomes over any time period up to 1 year". *
  • "Later suture stabilization may result in increased progression of
    radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) compared with TPLO." *


We have a successful history performing these TPLO surgeries here in our clinic and offer better pricing compared with other surgical centers and teaching hospitals in the area. We’re located on the Palouse, however clients routinely travel from the surrounding areas. We provide TPLO surgeries for Spokane, Coeur D'Alene, Seattle, Lewiston/Clarkston and Southern Idaho. Consider TPLO surgery with us; we’re worth the drive!

Call to schedule a TPLO consultation today.

(208) 882-4712

Sally T.

We are so grateful every day for the mobility Cami has, including her return to her full downward-dog morning stretch, which she could no longer do prior to the surgery. She has more energy overall, and is back to her more playful self. She walks and runs and darts up stairs without pain. She is…

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Tyler W.

In October of 2017 our German Shepherd, Braum, tore his cruciate ligament while playing with another dog at our local dog park. We scheduled an appointment with the Animal Clinic, specifically Dr. Bales, to have him evaluated and discuss options. Braum was only 3 years old so we were looking at a long-lasting treatment option…

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