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The Animal Hospital of Wilkes, P.A.

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1609 Curtis Bridge Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-3441
Fax: 336-838-7387

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30am6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am6:00pm
Wednesday7:30am6:00pm
Thursday7:30am6:00pm
Friday7:30am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Dr. Chad Aderhold, a 1990 Georgia graduate, has performed more than 250 Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) surgeries. In addition to performing surgeries at our Wilkes location, he also travels to other area hospitals to perform orthopedic surgeries. He attends conferences and educational opportunities to get the most up-to-date training.

The TTA surgery corrects the most common knee injury in dogs, the rupture or partial tear of the cranial cruciate ligament. This injury can occur in any age or breed of dog, but tends to occur in overweight, middle-aged dogs. A partial tear untreated most commonly leads to a rupture. Most owners notice a limp or unstability of the knee. Untreated knees are very painful and become arthritic. The only treatment for these types of injuries is surgery. The TTA procedure is less envasive and more economical than other orthopedic procedures to repair these ligaments.  

The TTA procedure involves making a cut in the front part (tibial tuberosity) of the tibia or shin bone and advancing this portion of the bone forward and slightly upward in order to realign the patellar ligament. This eliminates abnormal sliding movement with-in the knee. A specialized bone spacer,plate, and screws are used to secure the bone in place. A bone graft is collected from the top of the tibia and placed in the gap below the spacer. The graft stimulates healing.

After surgery care is minimal for most patients. Surprisingly most patients bear weight on the leg the next day following surgery. Immediately following surgery activity is restricted to short leash walking and cage rest. Dr. Aderhold feels most patients are healed in 16 weeks.   

If your dog is experiencing any of these symptoms, call for a consultation with Dr. Aderhold!

Celebrating 60 years!

Serving Wilkes and surrounding counties for 60 years! Thank you for allowing us to help take care of your furry four legged loved ones!

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Get Your Flu Shot!

Recently, two dogs passed away from confirmed cases of canine influenza in North Carolina. We are now offering the Canine Flu Vaccine- Bivalent. Bivalent covers both strands of the flu virus. The initial vaccine can be given to dogs over 7 weeks of age, and does require a booster in 2-4 weeks to be effective. Come see us today to get your pet vaccinated!

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30am6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am6:00pm
Wednesday7:30am6:00pm
Thursday7:30am6:00pm
Friday7:30am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
Doctor Hours:

Monday-Friday   8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

     (please arrive by 12:30 p.m. to be seen before lunch)

                

Saturday            8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

(we recommend arriving early, we occasionally have to stop checking in patients as early as 11-11:30 am if we have multiple sick/injured pets to be treated)

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The Animal Hospital of Wilkes, P.A.
1609 Curtis Bridge Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
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