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The skilled veterinarians at Alpine Animal Hospital are highly proficient in all standard veterinary surgeries. We maintain a state of the art, sterile surgery center to provide general and advanced surgeries in a safe, professional setting.
Common General Surgery Procedures:
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Spay/Neuter Services
  • Urinary Tract Surgery
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Growth/Mass Removal
  • Ear Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Dental Cleaning and Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Biopsy
Maintaining the highest standards of veterinary training, and state of the art surgical facilities, Alpine Animal Hospital gives you peace of mind knowing your pet’s surgery will be performed safely and professionally, every time.


If your dog or cat has a badly broken leg (or other bone), know that Alpine Animal Hospital is the regional leader in advanced veterinary orthopedic surgical techniques.
Orthopedic Surgeries at Alpine
  • Broken Bones
  • Patellar Luxation
  • TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy)
  • Extra-Capsular ACL Repair
  • Internal Fixation of Fracture/Bone Plating
  • External Fixation of Fractures
  • Dental Surgery
This technique allows us to repair a dog’s leg that is hampered by torn ligaments with better results and faster healing.

Knee Surgery TPLO

Dogs who have this procedure typically recover years of extra mobility and comfort. They can recover 95-98% of normal leg function and return to almost all their usual activities.
TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) is the most innovative new surgical technique to stabilize the knee in dogs with torn ligaments. Labs, retrievers and hounds most often benefit from this procedure.

TPLO has a very high success rate for returning your beloved pet to his normal function.

Dr. Haymore has been performing these procedures regularly for more than 5 years. Please call us with any questions.

TPLO uses the most technologically advanced stainless steel plate secured with 6-8 stainless steel screws to rehabilitate torn ACL’s in your dog’s leg.

Highly recommended for working or hunting dogs injured in the field. Dogs 4-8 years are prime candidates for a good result from TPLO Surgery. We can essentially repair a knee with torn ligaments.

Alpine Animal Hospital was the first to perform TPLO in East Idaho, and we have been doing it longer than anyone else in the region.

TPLO is an innovative and highly effective surgical method for stabilizing torn or damaged ligaments in a dog’s knee.

Stem Cell Therapy

We’ve helped numerous people bring long lasting relief to their aging pets through this innovative new regenerative therapy. Alpine is the first and only veterinary hospital in East Idaho to offer Stem Cell Therapy. We are certified by Medivet America, who created and owns the technology.
What We Do

At Alpine, everything is done onsite and on the same day. We harvest the stem cells from your animals own adipose tissue (fat cells), process them in our onsite lab, and reinject the separated and activated stem cells into the arthritic joints that are the cause your pet’s painful movement.

In a matter of days to weeks, most animals experience a dramatic increase in movement and comfort.

A single visit of only a few hours can give your pet years of extraordinary relief from arthritis and joint pain, as well as neck and spinal conditions.

How It Works

Stem cells and platelets are the body’s natural healing sources. They can help repair damaged tissue with new, healthy tissue growth. These are adult stem cells, NOT embryonic stem cells.

The breakthrough in veterinary stem cell therapy came in the discovery of highly useful and versatile cells in– of all places–your pet’s adipose tissue (fat) deposits.

We perform the treatment by drawing sufficient quantities of these naturally occurring cells from your pet’s fat deposits, found in the abdomen. These cells are waiting in reserve to be called on when the body needs them. High accumulations of these adult stem cells are found in the adipose tissues.

Then we use various onsite lab procedures to isolate and prepare the key stem cells for re-injection.

Once the cells are separated and prepared, we re-inject these miracle workers into your pet’s most painful areas.

Long Lasting Relief

Within weeks, the stem cells will substantially repair aged and damaged tissue, promoting new growth and healing.

Your beloved pet will regain comfort and mobility he hasn’t enjoyed for years.

The Stem Cells are obtained from adipose (fat) tissue from the animal being treated.

The Stem Cells are not obtained from embryonic tissue.

Stem Cells are highly anti-inflammatory by nature and migrate to areas of inflammation, which substantially reduces your pet’s pain.

Is my pet a candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?

Your pet may be a candidate for Stem Cell Therapy if they suffer from any of the following conditions:
  • Chronic Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Cartilage damage
  • Tendon and Ligament Damage
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • A chronic illness that has not responded to traditional treatments.
  • Kidney, Liver, or Autoimmune diseases, Allergies
Why Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem Cell Therapy can greatly improve your pet’s quality of life. It is all natural, we are using your own pet’s cells.

There is no risk of rejection because its your pets own cells, and very little risk of injection site reaction.

Stem Cell Therapy can increase the range of motion in arthritic or injured pets, and also decrease pain and inflammation.

In many cases, owners have been able to stop or reduce the use of anti-inflammatory medications. The savings in medications alone often pay for the cost of the Stem Cell Therapy many times over.

And, you’ll know your pet is feeling better than he or she has in years.


Pet owners generally report improvement in 3 days to 3 weeks and the effects from a single treatment can last 3 years or more. There are many variables, including the age and general fitness of your pet, and its natural healing potential.

Our clients and their pets have experienced tremendous benefits, and we encourage you to talk to other pet owners who’ve see the incredible results and relief their pet has gained through Stem Cell Therapy.

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If you would like additional information on Stem Cell Therapy, please call us today at 208-237-1111 or email:


Reptiles, rodents, birds and more. People love exotic animals, but it can be very difficult to tell when they’re sick, and when they get sick, its often too late. Proper care and prevention is key to helping exotic pets live a long, healthy life.
Reptiles, birds and many other species don’t readily show signs of illness–often until its too late. Like other pets, an annual exam by a trained veterinarian can help prevent small problems from becoming big problems.

Dr. Steve Haymore at Alpine has extensive experience with many kinds of exotic pets. You can contact him to learn about the optimal set up and care program for your exotic pet. A well set up and maintained habitat will prevent many potential health problems down the road.

If you sense something “just isn’t right” with your exotic pet, chances are the experienced staff at Alpine Animal Hospital can help make things right.