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Old 01-07-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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Any recommendations for a vet orthopedic surgeon (torn ACL) in the northern part of the city or northern suburbs (beside the buffalo grove specialty group)? Thanks.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Here are some leads (but not necessarily appropriate, geographically); it may require some calling around. Also, your primary vet should have recommendations.

Chicago Pup Needs Knees

Also, our vet recently recommended Andrea Hayes at Boone Animal Hospital in Western Springs (but for an elbow problem, not ACL) -- they require referrals, though.
Boone Animal Hospital HID 5509 Our Staff

Good luck. I know these are mostly not in the right area of the city / suburbs, but maybe it's a start.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
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Check out any vet schools in the area. I am planning to relocate to Libertyville in the next month and my current vet mentioned something about a vet school within an hour of the Chicago area. Can't recall where exactly, but you should be able to google it. My dog had 4 surgeries for torn ACLs: 2 to put in the plates and then 2 to remove the plates 1 1/2 yrs later when the plates got infected and the dog's leg swelled. The vet school was less expensive and provided excellent care. Good luck!
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Thanks. Some of those that have come recommended charge so much more than what we were quoted when it happened a few weeks ago -- just before we relocated out here. I'll check out those posted and look into more vet schools. U of I (I think) was high -- more than the University of Pennsylvania Ryan vet school -- they would charge 2900/knee -- the LOWEST quote I've gotten out here. Crazy.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
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I paid 5k each knee in PA (Frazer, PA Specialty Vet Hospital). Never tried U of P because Frazer was 2 miles from my home. For the plate removal (admittedly a "lesser surgery") I paid $4700 using a combo vet emergency hospital and NC Vet school and about $2700 using only the Raleigh, NC Vet School. My dog is a Boerboel (South African Mastiff) so the TPLO surgery for ACL repair tends to require more plates. That might be the difference, depending on the size of your dog. Mine is 130 lbs.
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