Surgical & Dental Procedures

The thought of your loved one having surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many pet owners. Our compassionate veterinary team is trained to make sure that your pet is well cared for from the moment you drop them off, until you pick them back up. Whether your pet needs minor surgery or a complex procedure, our surgical services can benefit your pet and possibly even save their life. Before surgery day, we will do any necessary testing and treatments in order to ensure your pet has the best possible outcome. On surgery day, our goal is to provide you and your animal with a stress-free, safe, and successful experience. 

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Common surgeries we offer to our small animal patients:

Spay and Neuter

Spaying and neutering your animal has a lot of positive health benefits as well as behavioral benefits. We provide traditional spay and neuter operations to healthy dogs and cats that are at least 6 months of age. For pets with unique health issues, we will create an individualized plan to ensure their safety.

 

Cesarian Section & Other Pregnancy-Related Procedures

When your pet experiences pregnancy-related issues, we are here to assist in whatever way necessary. Sometimes that requires procedures such as c-sections, abortions, and many more.

Cystotomy & Bladder Stones

Bladder issues are very common in dogs and cats. Stones can be extremely painful and even life-threatening. During a cystotomy, an opening in the wall of the bladder is created surgically. This is a procedure done in order to remove bladder stones, clots, tumors, and more. 

 

Intestinal Obstruction

If your pet has a tendency to eat things that they shouldn't, they might experience an intestinal obstruction. This kind of blockage can cause a lot of issues if not handled immediately. If we think your animal might have this kind of blockage, we will take x-rays first to try to get a visual on where the object is located. Once we have a better idea of what is going on internally, your pet will go in for exploratory surgery, and we will extract whatever object is causing the obstruction.

Growth & Tumor Removal

Depending on the size, location, and severity of the growth or tumor, removal surgery might be necessary for your pet. Our vets will provide whatever removal procedure is needed for your pet and will give you the option of doing further testing to see whether it is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). 

Lacerations & Injuries to the Skin

If your dog or cat injures themselves bad enough to have an open wound, they might need surgical repair. If the laceration is too large to close on its own, your vet will need to suture it so that it heals properly and subsequent complications do not occur.

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Dental Health & Procedures

Many people don't realize how serious dental health is for their pets. Periodontal disease is the most prevalent disease in dogs and cats and if it goes untreated, the bacteria can go into their bloodstream and spread to the heart, liver, and kidneys.  

 

At your annual visit, your vet will examine your pet's mouth see check for periodontal disease or an excess build up of plaque. If an issue is found, it will be recommended that your pet received either a dental cleaning or another necessary procedure.

If you notice any of the symptoms listed below, it is advised that you schedule a dental check.

  • Bleeding or swelling in or near the mouth

  • Excessive tartar build up

  • Discoloration of the teeth or gums

  • Signs of pain in the mouth

  • Broken or loose teeth

  • Abnormally bad breath

  • Refusing to eat or a reduced appetite

  • Dropping food from the mouth, or    abnormal chewing or drooling

  • Extra teeth or retained baby teeth

Prior to surgery, we will ask you to sign paperwork giving us consent to operate on your animal. Click below for pre-surgical paperwork and expectations.

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