At our hospital, your pets are treated exactly as we would our own. We share your concern for “family members” when they are in our care and we take that responsibility very seriously.
We are proud to offer outstanding surgical services at Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital. From routine spay and neuter surgeries in dogs and cats to complex fracture repair we take great pride in our efforts to make our patients’ lives better.
Dr. Griggs is a meticulous surgeon, always learning new techniques and procedures to improve the lives of his patients. Each patient is carefully monitored while under anesthesia and in post-op recovery. Great effort is made to minimize surgery and anesthesia time, a major factor in complications.
When possible, we often reconstruct surgical incisions from the inside which precludes the need for sutures in the skin that animals can lick or chew. Pain medications are always considered central for surgical patients, both immediately, post operatively, and for when they get home.
We provide surgical care for “exotic” pets such as pigs, goats, reptiles, wildlife, rodents and animals in the collection at the Tallahassee Museum of Natural History. We also provide surgical support for the sea turtles stranded or injured in our area.
Dr. Griggs performs surgery to repair anterior cruciate ligament rupture in dogs of all sizes. In the larger breeds he uses the MMP procedure which provides the fastest return to full function for large breed dogs and has a very low complication rate. It is also a much more affordable procedure.
It is important to note that we also understand that costs are very important to our clients. We are pleased to share that most people tell us that our costs are often much less than they expected. Surgery cannot be “cheap” but we work hard to provide compassionate, competent care at reasonable cost to our clients.
We are happy to take patients on a referral basis for orthopedic , neurosurgical and soft tissue surgery cases. We only request, out of professional courtesy, that you return to your regular veterinarian for future care.