Referral Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Henshaw has extensive post-graduate training in surgery, including fracture and ligament repair, cranial cruciate ligament (ACL) stabilization, luxating patella correction, joint surgery (OCD fragments) and hip surgery. He also has extensive experience with medical management of arthritis, including pain management, nutritional supplementation, and physical therapy techniques. Many northern Michigan veterinarians refer their complex surgical cases to Oakwood and Dr. Henshaw.
Dr. Henshaw is accepting surgery cases on a referral only basis. You may schedule an appointment in either of two manners: a Consultation appointment or Surgical appointment. If a diagnosis is unclear, or you wish to discuss options for a specific problem before scheduling surgery, choose a Consultation appointment. If your primary veterinarian has made a diagnosis and suggests a surgical correction, you may schedule a Surgical appointment where you will meet with Dr. Henshaw to discuss the procedure to be performed that day. Both appointments will require x-rays either performed the day of the appointment or by your primary veterinarian prior to referral. Almost all x-rays will need to be performed under anesthesia, so please do not feed your pet the morning of their appointment.
Please bring a full history, any bloodwork or x-rays that your primary veterinarian has performed, and any medications or prescription food your pet is currently taking.