Surgical Services

A good deal of veterinary medicine involves performing surgery. Many of these surgical procedures are comparable to those that are performed in a human hospital. Each surgery is performed under sterile conditions in a surgery room specifically used for this purpose. All instruments used are sterilized for each surgery and sterile garments are worn by the veterinarian and assistants. Modern anesthetics are used (the same ones that are used in human hospitals) and the patient carefully monitored to help minimize the chances of any complications developing during the surgery. After the surgery, your pet is recovered in a warm area and continued to be monitored until fully awake. You are free to call the clinic to check on your pet at any time while he or she is in for surgery.

  • Spay


    Spaying , or ovariohysterectomy, is commonly performed at around six months of age; before the first heat cycle. This is a major abdominal day surgery requiring a general anesthetic. The…

  • Neutering


    Neutering, or orchiectomy, is performed at around six months of age. It is a day surgery that involves a general anesthetic. The advantages of neutering at six months of age…

  • SoftTissueSurgery

    Soft Tissue Surgery

    Soft tissue surgery pertains to surgery involving the skin, ears, eyes and abdominal organs (such as stomach, intestines, bladder). Some examples of common soft tissue surgeries include laceration repair, abscess…

  • OrthopedicSurgery

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgery refers to those surgical procedures performed on bones, muscles and ligaments/tendons. Often, pets will fracture a bone or rupture a ligament or dislocate a joint that requires surgical…