The term "ACVS Diplomate" refers to a veterinarian who has been board certified in veterinary surgery. Only veterinarians who have successfully completed the certification requirements of the ACVS are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and have earned the right to be called specialists in veterinary surgery. Your ACVS board-certified veterinary surgeon completed a three-year residency program, met specific training and caseload requirements, performed research and had research published. This process was supervised by ACVS Diplomates, ensuring consistency in training and adherence to high standards. After completing the residency program, the individual passed a rigorous examination.
We are providing curb-side service. Communication with clients and doctors will be largely conducted via phone, Zoom meeting, FaceTime or another platform. Please be patient with the process in order to keep everyone safe. Permanent relief of chronic anal gland conditions such as impaction, infection, and abscessation can be achieved with surgery.
Objective: To determine complications associated with anal sacculectomy in dogs with non-neoplastic anal sac disease and compare complication rates for open versus closed techniques. Design: Retrospective study. Animals: 95 dogs. Procedure: Medical records were reviewed for information on signalment, history, physical examination findings, type of anal sac disease, surgical technique closed, standard open [surgery performed prior to , or modified open [surgery performed after , and postoperative complications.
Back to All Medical Library Posts. Figure 1 The anal sac duct opens into the edge of the anus. The anal sacs and ducts are closely associated with the anal sphincter muscle. When the anal sacs are expressed, fluid will leak from the ducts. There are multiple reasons why the anal sacs may become diseased.