Veterinary Surgery for Pets
The vets at our animal hospital offer a wide range of surgical services for dogs and cats at our Oak Grove facility. We use stringent surgical safety protocols to ensure the success of each procedure.
In the course of each veterinary surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and constantly monitor your pet using electronic patient-monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management through the operation.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery
Our vets will always keep you totally informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure as well as regarding any post-operative care your pet will need once they are able to return home.
At Oak Grove Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Oak Grove vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When spaying or neutering a dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent disease, curb problematic behaviors, provide them with a longer expected lifespan.
During Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is showing redness, discomfort, pain or other symptoms in and around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery to help treat their health issue.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Oak Grove and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgeries are quite common procedures for both dogs and cats in the Oak Grove area.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
In some instances, special skills or equipment are needed in order to perform a pet surgery. If this is the case for your pet, our veterinarians will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon in the Oak Grove area. We will work closely with them to make sure that your cat or dog gets the best possible care for their needs.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Oak Grove.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We know that the idea of bringing your pet in to see us for surgery can be a bit of a frightening one. Rest assured, however, that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged companion.
We will make sure that you fully understand our reasoning for recommending veterinary surgery and that you are comfortable with making the decision to move ahead with your companion's treatment.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Oak Grove, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We confirm the details of your pet's procedure, conduct a physical exam and ensure that blood tests have been completed and show that your companion isn't at any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments, equipment and tools before each procedure that is conducted at our hospital.