Superior Surgical Care, Compassionate Service
At Companion Animal Hospital, we’re equipped to perform a variety of routine and advanced surgeries, such as:
This involves removing the ovaries and uterus to prevent reproduction. This is a major procedure that involves general anesthesia and a proper pain management plan. We recommend spaying for all females between 4–6 months of age.
This surgery removes the testicles to prevent reproduction. Neutering requires general anesthesia but is less invasive than spaying. We recommend neutering for all males by 6 months of age.
If your dog is born with extra toes on the rear feet, we may recommend their removal so they don’t get caught on objects or become infected.
Soft tissue surgeries
This refers to any procedure that does not involve bones and joints. Examples include skin/wound reconstruction, eye/facial procedures, cystotomies (bladder surgery), and perineal urethrostomy surgeries.
This is a type of soft tissue surgery that involves the removal of growths for medical or cosmetic reasons. Growths may be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant) and should be sent to a pathologist to determine a treatment plan post-surgery.
Depending on your situation, our team may refer you to one of our partner hospitals for specialized care.
What to Expect
At Companion Animal Hospital, the safety and comfort of your pet are our top priorities. Before every surgery, we review the entire process with you from start to finish. Post-surgery, we notify you once your pet has woken up and keep you informed of his or her condition. We also provide a Post-Surgical Home Care form with instructions on how to look after your pet at home.
While there are different levels of anesthesia, you can trust your veterinarian to make the appropriate recommendation for your companion. While under anesthesia, your pet is monitored using a variety of methods, including:
- Doppler blood pressure
- Oxygen/carbon dioxide levels
- Temperature regulation
- Constant human evaluation
Monitoring a patient under anesthesia is a complex undertaking that’s extremely important to the health and safety of your pet. Our experienced staff closely observe heart rate, blood flow, oxygenation levels, and respiratory functions. We also use effective warming protocols to avoid hypothermia, which can be a risk for anesthetized patients.
A pain management plan is tailored to each pet based on pre- and post-surgical needs. Methods vary from pre-operative medications to post-operative IV infusions for 24–hour pain control. Our team may also recommend oral or topical medications for use at home.