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Veterinary Services | Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery includes the majority of surgical procedures which do not fall under the category of orthopedic surgery. Areas covered include ear, nose and throat, cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin reconstructive and oncological surgeries.

Soft Tissue Surgery available at both locations.
Performed by all of our veterinarians

Orthopedic Surgery

Capitol Illini is proud to serve as a center for orthopedic surgery in central Illinois. Dr. William Wright's devotion to this special interest allows us to provide the most advanced methods for skeletal corrective surgery. Orthopedic surgery corrects problems associated with bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Because all of these structures must work together and be healthy for our pets to have a comfortable life, it is important that conditions affecting these tissues be appropriately managed.

Orthopedic Surgery available at our Springfield Location.
Performed by William H. Wright DVM | Christina Holbrook, DVM

We also offer arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat joint injuries and diseases that affect the joints. Arthroscopic procedures are less invasive with shorter recovery time for your pet.

Arthroscopic Surgery available at our Springfield Location.
Performed by Christina Holbrook, DVM

All patients preoperatively undergo preanesthetic bloodwork as a test of organ function for revealing possible hidden health conditions or genetic disorders that could predispose your pet to becoming a surgical anesthetic risk. During any surgical procedure a fully trained veterinary and technical staff, with the use of anesthetic monitoring devices, closely observes your pet. Surgical pain management remains a part of our protocol to ensure greater comfort postoperatively.

Find this service at:

Capitol Illini Veterinary Services
1711 Wabash Avenue
Springfield, IL 62704
Ph (217) 546-1541
Fx (217) 546-9020
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Martha M. Armour, DVM
Christina Holbrook, DVM
William H. Wright, DVM
Colleen Helgen, DVM
Thomas P. Antonini, DVM
Clyde E. Dunphy, DVM

Capitol Illini Chatham Veterinary Services
1020 Jason Place
Chatham, IL 62629
Ph (217) 483-6830
Fx (217) 483-6831 
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Byron R. McCall, DVM
Clyde E. Dunphy, DVM

Colleen Helgen, DVM
Thomas P. Antonini, DVM



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