Dr. Kim specializes in ear cropping, having achieved ideal outcomes for countless operations for over 29 years. When searching for the right surgeon for you and your pet, there are many things to consider prior to making your decision. Please give us a call for further information regarding the procedure or to schedule a consultation visit. Drop by during our business hours and browse through our patient photo album!
What is Ear Cropping?
Cosmetic otoplasty (ear cropping) involves reshaping and contouring of the outer ear to achieve fully upright, free-standing ears. Ear cropping is often an elective procedure sought out for improved esthetics commonly performed on the following breeds:
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- Doberman Pinscher
- Great Dane
- Miniature Doberman Pinscher
Just as any cosmetic surgical procedure requires extreme precision and skill, ear cropping should only be performed by a highly experienced licensed veterinarian. Finances are often a real factor in your decision, but the ultimate determining factor should be whether you can trust your veterinarian with the safety of your pet and whether he or she will be able to provide you with your desired outcome.
Patient Comfort and Safety
Ear cropping is no different from any other major surgical procedure, thus we make sure to provide the utmost comfort and care for your pet. We administer general anesthesia for the entirety of the operation and analgesic (pain control) medication post-operatively for your pet’s comfort.
Recovery and healing time is unique for each patient. Prior to the operation, one of our pet nurses will describe to you in full detail what kind of home care will be needed in order to aid in the recovery process.
Deciding whether ear cropping is right for you and your pet can be a difficult process. If you find yourself with any unanswered questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call or come see us in person!