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Veterinary Surgery

Utilizing the Most Advanced Techniques.

Your pets are in the best hands when it comes to veterinary surgery.

Veterinary surgery can range from a common spay or neuter procedure to the more complex surgeries, such as mass removal, bladder stone removal, abdominal exploratory, foreign body removal and splenectomy. Whether it is a scheduled elective procedure or an unexpected health issue that has prompted you to seek surgical care for your pet, Creekside’s expert hospital staff has the experience to handle a variety of veterinary surgeries using the most advanced techniques.

Anesthesia is commonly used in veterinary surgery to keep your pet comfortable and free of pain during a procedure. Although technological advancements have made anesthesia and surgery very safe for pets, some risks still exist. To decrease these risks, we require all patients undergo a physical exam prior to surgery, and we also conduct a pre-anesthetic blood screening before any anesthetic procedure. This blood panel will help reduce anesthetic risks by ruling out many internal problems, including clotting disorders, liver and kidney abnormalities and anemia. In addition to the examination and blood screening, we also place an intravenous catheter and administer fluids to help keep your pet hydrated and maintain blood pressure during the procedure.

In addition to constant supervision by the surgery technician, your pet will also be monitored with state-of-the-art equipment, including an ECG to monitor heart activity, a non-invasive blood pressure monitor and a pulse oximeter, which measures heart rate and oxygen concentration levels. Rest assured, only the safest, most effective and latest anesthetic and pain-control protocols are utilized. Our surgery suite is also equipped with heated surgery tables for increased patient comfort.

 

OUR SURGICAL SERVICES INCLUDE:

 

SPAY & NEUTER

Spaying (i.e., overiohysterectomy) refers to the surgical procedure performed on female dogs and cats to render them infertile. There are many benefits to spaying your female pet. First, you will contribute to the prevention of pet overpopulation. Second, spaying will eliminate the sometimes messy heat cycles that attract male dogs to your house from miles away. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your pet, such as pyometra (i.e., a life-threatening infection in the uterus) and mammary (i.e., breast) cancer.

Neutering (i.e., orchiectomy) refers to the surgical procedure performed on male dogs and cats to render them infertile. There are many benefits to neutering your male pet. First, you will contribute to the prevention of pet overpopulation. Second, neutering will help eliminate undesirable and sometimes destructive behavior. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your pet, such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.

A SPAY OR NEUTER IS INCLUDED IN OUR PEDIATRIC WELLNESS PLANS >

 

FELINE DECLAW

Declawing (i.e., onchyectomy) is the surgical removal of the nail bed. This procedure eliminates the destruction of furniture as well as cat scratches in people. It is reserved for indoor cats since outdoor cats rely on their claws for defense. In cats, the nail or claw is produced by a piece of bone called the ungal process located at the end of each toe. This bony process must be removed in its entirety to prevent regrowth of the nail and optimize healing.

Our surgical technique is blade free. We use a laser for all declaw procedures in order to minimize the size of the wound, decrease post-operative discomfort and expedite the healing process. Also, we utilize the most effective pain control combinations available in modern veterinary medicine to ensure the patient is very comfortable while healing occurs.

 

SOFT TISSUE SURGERY

Soft tissue surgery refers to procedures that are not associated with the bone. A few examples, indications and benefits are listed below:

  • Lump or Mass Removals
    One of most common soft-tissue procedures is removal of lumps, masses or tumors. Whether located internally or externally, it is important not only to remove them, but also send them for pathology testing. This testing not only confirms whether the lump or mass is benign or malignant (i.e., cancerous), but it also ensures complete removal of all problematic cells.
  • Foreign Object Removal
    Unfortunately, pets may ingest things that they are not supposed to, leading to stomach or intestinal obstruction. When this occurs, many times surgical correction is required.
  • Splenectomy
    Sometimes tumors (whether benign or malignant) of the spleen can cause bleeding inside of the abdominal cavity requiring removal of the spleen to stop the internal bleeding.
  • Pyometra
    Pyometra is a severe and life-threatening infection of the uterus of female pets. When this occurs, removal of the uterus via overiohysterectomy (i.e. spay) is required.
  • Laceration Repair
    Lacerations are common in pets, and surgical correction will reduce the chances of infection, improve healing time and reduce scarring.
  • Aural Hematoma
    Sometimes ear infections result in shaking of the head or clawing at the ear. In some instances, this can cause a blood vessel to burst inside the earflap, requiring a procedure to correct and allow proper healing and pain relief to occur.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

If surgery is necessary in your pet’s case, we will provide him or her with the highest degree of comfort and care possible. While the use of anesthesia is generally harmless for pets, we always administer a thorough head-to-tail examination prior to the procedure to determine the safest surgical plan of action to be sure there is no hidden condition that could compromise your pet’s well-being during the prescribed veterinary surgery.

Once we have a full working knowledge of your pet’s condition, we will guide you in how to prepare your pet for surgery.

What to Expect on Surgery Day >

 

CONTACT US FOR YOUR PET’S SURGICAL NEEDS

We know your pets mean the world to you as members of your family; you should trust the hands that are responsible for their medical needs. If you are looking for the best surgical care for your pet from the best veterinarians with the best equipment, contact us today at 1-800-My-Pet-Care, or fill out our contact form.

Hours of Operation

Veterninary Hospital

  • Open 24/7

Boarding

  • 7am-7pm

Grooming

  • Mon-Sat 7am-7pm
  • Closed Sun

Doggie Daycare

  • Mon-Fri 7am-7pm
  • Closed Sat/Sun