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Rocky’s Broken Leg


Meet poor baby Rocky. After a rough start, Rocky came to Keysborough Veterinary Practice from the local shelter with a badly broken leg. His femur had fractured just above the knee, and in this position it was not going to heal in a splint or cast.


The only way this painful fracture had any chance to heal was with surgical stabilisation. Rocky had to have an anaesthetic to realign his bone fragments and have three intra-medullary pins and a ring of wire placed. This will stabilise the broken bone and give him the best chance of healing normally, with no long term health problems.

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We at Keysivet wish Rocky all the best in his recovery. He has been returned to the AAPS animal shelter waiting to start his new life. If you are interested in adopting Rocky, or would like to donate to the shelter, please give them a call on (03)9798-8415. His case number is #34428.

General Surgery

At Keysborough Veterinary Practice we have a dedicated surgical suite and a variety of surgical equipment for both general surgery and orthopaedic procedures. We are well equipped to handle most surgeries, and our waiting list is short, with the required procedure generally being accommodated within a day or two. Emergency procedures however always take precedence.

We perform elective procedures on all weekdays and emergency surgery on any day we are open. Some surgical patients will be sent home in the evening of the same day after the procedure, some patients we prefer to keep in hospital for additional fluid management or pain relief.

Surgical procedures we perform commonly include:

  • Desexing (castrations and speys)
  • Laceration repain
  • Removing torn nails
  • Removing grass seeds from between toes
  • Skin lump removal
  • Subcutaneous mass removals
  • Lancing aural haematomas
  • Entropion/Ectroption
  • Cruciate ligament stabilisation
  • Reduction of luxating patellas (kneecaps)
  • Fracture repair
  • Splenectomy
  • Enterotomy
  • and many other soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures