Welcome to Points East West Veterinary Services
BC’s only Specialty Canine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Facility
We specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that cause musculoskeletal pain or weakness. Our goal is to keep your pet both active and comfortable, whether they be high performance athletes or distinguished geriatrics, or anyone in between.
Common conditions that we see include:
- Subtle or difficult to diagnose lameness
- Issues affecting older patients, such as arthritis and hind end weakness
- Conditions affecting the performance of working, competition or otherwise athletic dogs
- Non-surgical neurologic diseases that affect mobility
- 2nd opinion diagnosis
In addition to his veterinary degree, Dr. Lane has spent hundreds of hours pursuing post-doctoral education in orthopaedic surgery, veterinary chiropractic, acupuncture, and rehabilitation medicine. He believes in combining the strengths of both western and eastern medicine to approach problems from multiple perspectives to offer multiple treatment options.
Dr David Lane is proud to announce that he has successfully completed the rigorous examination process to become a Board Certified Specialist in the field of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation – one of only five veterinarians in Canada to have earned this distinction.
Click here to learn more about the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
- Canine Cruciate Ligament Repair and other surgical procedures
- Diagnosis of lameness issues, limping, and back pain
- Surgical and non-surgical treatment options for lameness issues
- Rehabilitation therapy from surgery or injury
- Non-surgical treatment of intervertebral disc disease and other neurological conditions
- Geriatric and Preventive medicine
To find out more about some of our veterinary services please click a link below
Points East West Veterinary Services
Veterinary Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic surgery is the best way to repair a number of conditions, including canine cruciate or other torn ligaments and tendons, broken bones, dislocations, and severe arthritis.
Canine Cruciate Ligament Repair
Canine cruciate ligament rupture, analogous to an ACL tear in people, is a common condition that usually needs surgical repair. With surgery, there is an excellent prognosis for return to a pain free, active lifestyle.
Lameness & Sports Med Exams
Animal Chiropractic Medicine
Veterinary or animal acupuncture involves placing small needles in specific locations to reduce muscle weakness, pain and spasm, and to accelerate healing.
Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapy
Veterinary rehabilitation medicine is the veterinary equivalent of physiotherapy in humans. It employs a variety of non-invasive techniques to improve the patient’s neurologic and musculoskeletal health.
Veterinary Regenerative Medicine
Dogs and cats fall far behind when it comes to the availability of non-surgical options for lameness management. Dr. Lane is documenting the effectiveness of certain treatment techniques for eventual publication.
Canine Hip Dysplasia
Canine hip dysplasia is one of many causes of hip pain in dogs. Most cases of hind end or hip pain in dogs respond well to non-surgical treatment.