Animal Emergency & Specialty Care


Extensive surgical expertise, coupled with cutting-edge equipment and technology allow us to provide our patients with the highest level of care. Our experienced and caring board-certified small animal surgeon, Dr. Lee Breshears, diagnoses and treats many types of surgical cases. Dr. Breshears and his surgical team provide state-of-the-art diagnostics, technology, surgical procedures, treatments and follow-up for dogs and cats. Plus, they work closely with your family veterinarian to ensure a complete and accurate diagnosis, a treatment plan, and pain management.

Orthopedic Disease

  • Treatment for cranial cruciate ligament rupture including Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), Tightrope®, and Extra-Capsular Repair – all arthroscopic-assisted.
  • Arthroscopy: To treat cartilage flaps, debriding osteophytes, remove bone fragments and other intra-articular injuries in the shoulder, elbow, carpus, hip, stifle, and tarsal joints
  • Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System (OATS™) to treat OCD lesions
  • Hip Dysplasia including total hip replacements, juvenile pubic symphysiodesis (JPS) and double or triple pelvic osteotomy (DPW or TPO)
  • Fracture repair using ring and traditional linear external fixators, with both the standard and locking technology, and bone plates

Thoracic Surgery, including thoracoscopy to remove tumors, treat vascular ring anomalies, create pericardial windows, ligate the thoracic duct, and treat PDA anomalies.

Abdominal Surgery, including laparoscopy to perform prophylactic gastropexies, tissue biopsies, feeding tube placement, cryptorchid castrations, laparoscopic spays, cholecystectomies and abdominal lavage for pancreatitis, gastrointestinal surgery (including liver shunts), urogenital surgery.

Neurologic Surgery, including fracture management, myelograms, and disc decompression surgery, is performed in collaboration with our neurology specialists.

Oncologic Surgery is performed in collaboration with our oncology specialist.

Skin and reconstructive surgery

Pain Management

Dogs and cats can suffer in silence when it comes to pain. Fortunately this issue of pain management in pets has recently been a topic of high priority within the veterinary profession as doctors have worked to develop a better understanding of pain management in dogs and other animals. It is through these types of educational efforts that our animal companions will have an improved quality of life… even though they cannot verbalize when they are in discomfort.

You and the veterinarians at AESC play a major collaborative role in the effort to ease pet discomfort and pain. By learning to recognize the signs of pain or discomfort in your pet and being aggressive in dealing with the various types and causes of discomfort pets can experience during their lifetime is the first step.

If your pet is undergoing a surgical procedure at AESC, we will work with you and your pet on the safest, most effective course of pain management to treat and comfort your pet.

Dr. Lee Breshears is skilled at handling a variety of pain issues and will work with you, your pet and your family veterinarian to provide options and then treat and management your pet’s pain in the most comfortable way possible.

AESC prides itself on offering quality care and treatment options. Our surgical specialists work collaboratively with our clients to provide choices about their pets’ care so you can make a decision about treatment that fits your values, lifestyle and budget.