Surgical Procedures For Pets
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Exeter clinic, using stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated veterinary nurse will administer anesthesia and pain medication and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will be sure to include thorough instructions for continuing care for your pet once at home.
What to Expect from Surgery
At Pacific Crest Companion Animal, we ensure that you are aware of all surgical procedures that we will perform and are fully informed about what to expect during the surgery and recovery process. Our veterinary team abides by the highest standards at all times.
At Pacific Crest Companion Animal, we perform veterinary surgeries that help treat conditions and injuries that your beloved pets may have sustained through various means.
Our Exeter vets offer the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
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.
- Dental Surgery
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 cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Exeter and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
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 surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
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
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.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will make certain that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are confident in your decision to proceed.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Exeter, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical Protocols at Our Clinic
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the procedure details, perform a physical examination of the patient, and ensure that blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the veterinarian to determine if your pet is at 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 and equipment prior to every surgery.
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