Surgery

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Our doctors perform routine and advanced surgical procedures such as:

  • reproductive surgery: spay, neuter, pyometra, C-section
  • cosmetic surgery: lump removal, tail docking, dewclaw removal, ear crops
  • abdominal surgery: foreign body removal, splenectomy, bladder surgery, gastric dilitation and volvulus correction, liver biopsy, exploratory surgery
  • orthopedic surgery: fracture repair, ruptured ligament repair, displaced kneecap repair

Advanced surgical procedures such as back surgery, cataract removal, and complicated fractures are referred to specialist surgeons.

When under anesthesia, our patients are monitored both by anesthetic equipment and by trained and experienced surgical technicians. Our anesthetic protocol is safe and utilized on all ages of pets from puppies and kittens to seniors. Pain management is essential to patient surgical care. We provide both pre-surgical and post-surgical pain control followed by at home pain management for the comfort of your pet.

We recommend an intravenous catheter and intravenous fluid therapy for all surgical procedures. Fluid therapy provides fluid support for fasted surgical patients, maintains a stable blood pressure, helps maintain adequate blood flow to vital organs such as the kidneys, and provides an immediate access to the circulatory system in the event of an emergency.

We also recommend pre-anesthetic bloodwork for our patients who will undergo anesthesia for any reason. A complete blood count and blood chemistry panel enable the doctors to assess internal organ function and immune system status to help ensure that a pet is healthy enough for anesthesia.

For your convenience, an online Anesthesia Consent Form is available for you to review and fill out prior to your pet’s procedure. Just go to our “Forms” page, download and print the form. Then fill it out and bring it with you on the day of your pet’s procedure. As always, call us with any questions you may have at (337) 269-4031.