Surgical Care in Charleston

Lowcountry Veterinary Surgery is a locally owned hospital that provides mobile surgical services and in-hospital options for clients.


Our Services

TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy)

This surgical option treats cranial (anterior) cruciate ligament ruptures in the knee. This technique removes the torn ends of the ligament and changes the structure of the knee joint by making a circular cut around the top of the tibia.  This changes the mechanics of the knee to provide long-term comfort and mobility.

Lateral Suture

This surgical option also treats cranial (anterior) cruciate ligament ruptures.  This technique places sutures in the knee to mimic the function of the ruptured ligament. We will discuss which option will be best for your pet, based on exam findings.

FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy)

This surgical option is done to alleviate chronic pain due to dysplasia or laxity in the hip.  This involves removing the femoral head (ball) to reduce pain.  A false joint then forms redirecting force to the pelvis instead of the leg.

Medial Patellar Luxation

This surgical option provides a reconstruction of the tissues and/or bone surrounding the patella to provide long-term stability of the knee.

Fracture Repair 

The surgical options for fracture repair are based on the type of fracture your pet has, incomplete vs complete.  Also, if the fracture is open or closed will play a factor in what type of repair is chosen.  We will discuss the best surgical options based on exam findings.


This surgical option is most common for the removal of a limb that is not functional or chronically painful.  This can be due to cancer, severe trauma, or a birth defect.  



About Dr. Wesley Cook

Dr. Wesley Cook received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Following graduation, Dr. Cook completed a one-year internship rotation in medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia. During this year he cemented his passion for surgery and decided to pursue further training in surgery. Dr. Cook was selected for a surgical residency program at Virginia Tech College of Veterinary Medicine where he completed a 3-year residency program in surgery. He remained on staff at Virginia Tech while his wife Dr. Anne Cook finished her residency.

Dr. Cook furthered his training by completing an orthopedic fellowship at Colorado State University. He has been a board-certified veterinary surgeon for the past 20 years. His passion and expertise provide your pet the best possible care and outcome.

Dr. Cook lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife Anne and their son Reed. The house is full of dogs; Hunley, Pawley, and Tri, along with the cats, Mr. Marbles and Hazel.

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(843) 697-4872




3400 Salterbeck St, Ste 104
Mt. Pleasant, SC  29466


(843) 697-4872