State-of-the-Art Dog and Cat Surgery in Countryside
Whether your pet needs to be spayed or neutered or needs to have surgery to repair a torn ligament, our full-service animal hospital in Countryside is fully equipped to provide it. Dog or cat surgery can be a stressful subject for pet owners, and we understand those feelings completely. However, you can rest assured that any procedure your pet requires is recommended solely on the basis of improving their health and quality of life. Our veterinarians can perform a variety of surgeries for a variety of cases, from injury repair to disease treatment. Regardless of the procedure, we will go above and beyond to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort.
Dog and Cat Surgeries Performed at Our Animal Hospital
We utilize only the most reliable and up-to-date surgical equipment and techniques to treat our patients, because they deserve the best treatment available. Below are the primary dog and cat surgery services we offer here at Countryside:
- Routine spay and neuter
- Tumor and growth removal
- Foreign body removal
- Minor oral surgery
- Laser surgery
- Laparoscopic procedures
- Fracture repair
- Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO)
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) repair
- Patellar luxation
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
To increase your pet’s level of comfort during and after their surgery, we can offer laser surgery as an option. The surgical laser cauterizes as it cuts, sealing blood vessels, nerve endings and lymphatics. This results in less pain, bleeding, and inflammation, and an easier recovery overall. Talk to your veterinarian to find out if our surgical laser can be used for your pet’s procedure.
Laparoscopic Dog and Cat Surgery
Laparoscopic dog and cat surgery is a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional surgery. This cutting-edge procedure allows us to make much smaller incisions when performing spays and other surgeries, which results in less trauma to the patient, less pain, and a faster recovery. With laparoscopy, the veterinarian uses a small camera to visualize the area in which they need to perform the surgery. This enables them to exercise greater precision, and check the surrounding organs and tissues for problems when the surgery is complete. Laparoscopy can also be used to obtain biopsies.
Pet Surgery Safety and Monitoring
Our veterinary team adheres to the strictest safety precautions and pain management protocols to ensure that patients are comfortable, stable and healthy at all times. Your pet will undergo a thorough physical exam prior to their surgery, and if they are a senior, we will also need to perform blood work to check their organ function. The purpose of these precautions is to minimize any and all potential health risks.
All patients receive fluids, antibiotics, and pain medication through an IV catheter during their surgery. A dedicated technician will remain by your pet’s side all through their surgery to monitor blood pressure, temperature, ECG and pulse oximetry, and accompany them into recovery.
When your pet is ready to go home, we will notify you, and provide you with clear post-op instructions when you arrive.