Pet Surgery Services

*Surgical procedures are offered at our Cathedral Hill location. For more information, please visit their website or call (651) 789-6275.*

Our hospital offers the latest in surgical capabilities, from state-of-the-art technology to extensive anesthesia and monitoring protocols. We're happy to give our clients comfort by explaining the various steps we take to ensure that their companions are safe. If you have any questions about the types of pet surgery we offer, including advanced procedures such as cryosurgery, safety measures, or admission requirements, please don't hesitate to reach out.

State-of-the-Art Services We Provide

In addition to traditional scalpel surgery, our skilled veterinarians are trained in state-of-the-art techniques to most effectively treat a variety of conditions and lessen recovery time.

  • Electrocautery - This process involves using a heated electrode to safely remove damaged or unneeded tissue while also sealing blood vessels. Therefore, this procedure can reduce or prevent bleeding during surgery or following an injury to the tissue.
  • Cryosurgery – Cryosurgery is a noninvasive alternative to traditional pet surgery. This technique involves using nitrous oxide to "freeze" skin tags, small tumors, cysts, and other skin-related conditions that can be treated on the surface. This also includes certain types of cancer. When treated, frozen tissues either fall off or dissolve. Sutures should not be necessary after a cryosurgery procedure. However, unlike surgery, which does not require follow-up procedures, cryosurgery treatments usually need to be repeated and may take up to 4 weeks. However, cryosurgery does not cause any discomfort to patients and does not usually require anesthesia. This is especially beneficial for elderly pets or pets that are highly sensitive to anesthesia.

Before Your Pet's Surgery

Admissions

  • Please withhold your pet's food after 8 PM the day prior to their surgery
  • Be sure to arrive to drop off your pet by 8:30 the next morning
  • Sign all surgery consent forms before you leave
  • Any surgeries involving general anesthesia must be preceded with pre-surgical blood work to ensure that your pet is healthy
  • Provide important contact information for our team so we can reach you at any time during the day to notify you about your pet
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to us as soon as possible.

You are more than welcome to contact us during the day to inquire about your pet's status. Likewise, we will contact you by the end of the day to let you know how your pet is doing.

Helping Your Pet Through Their Recovery

  • Always follow the instructions your veterinarian has given you
  • Check your pet's incision daily to see that it is healing correctly (no redness or inflammation)
  • Make sure that your pet is eating and drinking normally
  • Keep your pet's bandages clean, keep their incision area dry, and dispense their medication as instructed
  • Schedule follow-up appointment so we can check your pet's progress and address any concerns you have
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