Surgery is an effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders. Animal Health Services is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical facilities and equipment. We continue to utilize innovative surgical techniques and technology to remain on the forefront of veterinary medicine. Our hospital provides a large number of surgical services such as routine spays and neuters, growth removals and even aesthetic procedures such as ear cropping and tail docking.
Our veterinary team educates you throughout the entire process, giving you the tools to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s treatment options. We understand surgery is a stressful time for any owner. We are available every step of the way to answer questions and put your mind at ease.
Surgeries performed at Animal Health Services:
- Orthopedic, like repairing fractures, ligament and tendon tears and orthopedic defects like luxating patellas
- Foreign body removals
- Spays and neuters
- Growth removals
- Neonate procedures such as tail docking and dewclaw removal
Animal Health Services offers laser surgery for all procedures that require incisions. CO2 lasers reduce pain associated with surgery because the incisions cause less trauma and pain than standard scalpel blade incisions. Plus, the laser stops the bleeding at the same time, greatly reducing chances of complications from excess bleeding. It also results in faster post-surgical healing times.
We also offer laparoscopic surgeries, which utilize fiber optics to minimize trauma and allow for a much less invasive procedure. Instead of a very large midline incision, laparoscopic procedures only need three small incisions. We generally use laparoscopic techniques for stomach tacking in large dogs to prevent bloat and to remove retained testicles, two procedures that are generally quite invasive when done using traditional surgical techniques.
Arthroscopy allows us to evaluate specific joints without major skin incisions and with minimal trauma to the affected joints. We use endoscopy to remove foreign objects from pets’ stomachs, throats or intestines and as a diagnostic tool to allow us to view the insides of the gastrointestinal tract and obtain biopsies when necessary.
Patient safety and comfort is our main priority. Our experienced veterinarians provide skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures, ensuring your pet recovers quickly and free from pain.
If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact your Animal Health Services veterinarian to schedule an introductory consultation.