External and Internal Surgery for Fairview Dogs and Cats
Surgery can be scary and stressful for both your pet and you, but it does not have to be. At Fairview Veterinary Hospital we provide a wide array of surgical services, be it external or internal.
A Better Quality of Life
Surgery is a vital treatment for a number of injuries or illnesses suffered by cats and dogs. Fairview veterinarians and staff are experienced experts at monitoring surgical procedures and maintaining comfort. These services include everything from advanced surgery to routine spaying and neutering.
Anesthesia and Pain Management
Anesthesia and pain control are necessary parts of every surgical procedure. Modern technology makes anesthesia quite safe, and we reduce any risk through a full physical and bloodwork.
We carefully monitor your pet during surgery with procedures tailored to your pet’s individual needs. Some of the things we monitor include:
- Heart and respiratory rate
- Doppler blood pressure
- Body temperature
- Oxygen levels
Following surgery, we ensure that pain management is tailored to each patient. Available options include pain medications and patches to help maintain your pet’s comfort during their recuperation.
Fairview veterinarians can provide a complete range of routine and major surgical procedures. These include:
Spaying and Neutering
Removing the ovaries (spaying) or testicles (neutering) not only helps to prevent reproduction, but can prevent heat cycles in females. While spaying is more complicated and invasive than neutering, both are important procedures. We recommend spaying or neutering for all pets between 4 – 6 months of age.
Soft Tissue Surgery
This includes bladder, urethral, abdominal, eye and face and wound repair.
When surgery requires the repair of joints, bones, and more complex and involved procedures, we may refer you to a board certified veterinary surgeon.
Tumor and Growth Removal
Removal of tumors is done for both cosmetic and health reasons, depending on the individual growth. Following removal, we conduct tests to determine whether a growth may be cancerous. We can also discuss options for any follow-up treatment that may be needed.
After surgery is complete, we will work with you to care for your pet at home during recovery.
Would you like more information regarding spaying, neutering or other surgical procedures? Give us a call.