Routine Surgery

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Spay/Neuter Surgery

Spaying and Neutering removes the risk of pregnancy. It also reduces the risk of reproductive cancer in animals.

Declaw Surgery

This involves the surgical removal of the claws on cats. We recommend the procedure on younger cats as this allows for quicker recovery.

Soft Tissue Surgery

A soft tissue surgery is any surgery that isn’t related to bones or joints. Here are the soft tissue surgeries that we can perform for your pet:

Anal Gland Removal
Anal gland issues are common and can lead to infections or discomfort. Our team recommends surgical removal of anal glands in severe cases.

Cesarean Section (Delivery of Kittens and Puppies)
We have an ultrasound and fetal heart rate monitors to help with the appropriate timing of planned C-Sections.

Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder infection or obstruction can be fatal. Obstruction and/or rupture usually result in an emergency removal.

Cherry Eye Surgery (Tacking of Third Eyelid Gland)

A cherry eye is inflammation of the tear gland. The gland becomes enlarged which then causes it to prolapsed. It’s a fairly uncomfortable condition. The gland can’t be removed, due to jeopardizing future tear production of the eye. The procedure we perform, results in preserving the gland and tacking it back to its normal location.

TECA (Total Ear Canal Ablation) Surgery
This surgical procedure is done when the dog or cat’s ear disease cannot be cured with medicine. Chronically infected ears cause a lot of pain.
This procedure involves the removal of the diseased and infected ear canal while leaving the hearing intact. 90% of owners report a significant improvement in their pet’s quality of life following the procedure.

Screw Tail (Tail Amputation) Surgery
It is a genetic malformation of the last vertebrae (the tail) of the spine. The tail can partially obstruct the anus in which case feces and anal sac fluid enhance the skin infection. The tail fold may then become painful and itchy.

Cystotomy (Bladder Stone Removal)

Cystotomy is the surgical opening of the bladder. The stones are removed to stop the obstruction of urine outflow and give immediate pain relief

Foreign Body Removal from GI Tract

Dogs and cats eat objects they shouldn’t sometimes. We have the ability to remove foreign bodies from the gastrointestinal tract (Lunchbox, the dog pictured here, decided to eat 14 binkies!)

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A splenectomy is usually an emergency procedure. Spleens can become enlarged by a benign tumor, and/or a cancerous one. Sometimes they rupture due to trauma.

Salivary Gland Removal

These glands may need to be removed due to infection. The usual signs of infection are large, painful swellings in the neck region. The saliva production continues and has nowhere to go due to duct obstruction.

Soft Palate Resection (Upper Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome)

English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Pugs and Shorty Bulls have brachycephalic airway syndrome. This syndrome can involve three separate problems:

  1. The soft palate can be too long and obstruct the trachea (windpipe).
  2. Stenotic Nares: When a dog’s nostrils are too narrow and can decrease airflow.
  3. This syndrome gives these dogs the characteristic snoring noises when awake, and even worse when asleep. The lack of airflow increases the chances of heatstroke. The surgical correction of these obstructive tissues can allow these dogs to breathe more freely.

Eye Enucleation (Eye Removal)

This is an operation to remove an eye. Enucleation is meant to relieve your pet from uncontrolled pain caused by disease or trauma. Eye Enucleation can be for pets with glaucoma, neoplasia, severe infection, inflammation or trauma that cannot be corrected or treated.

Perineal Urethrostomy (PU)
It is a surgical procedure that is commonly performed on male cats with a urinary obstruction. They can’t urinate. This procedure removes the narrowest part of the urethra from the bladder to outside the body, allowing easier urination and a much lower risk of obstruction.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery is the surgical repair of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints to restore mobility to your pet. When your pet has fractured or broken a bone due to trauma or is suffering from a congenital condition that has affected the joint it may require orthopedic surgery to make surgical corrections on the bone to alleviate pain and return your pet into its normal health. Here is a list of the types of orthopedic surgeries we perform.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery
The cruciate ligament normally keeps the femur bone in position on top of the tibia. The meniscus which is a cartilage pad acts as a cushion between the bones.

When the ligament is torn and the dog bears weight on the leg, the femur slides down the tibia and scrapes back and forth. This causes damage to the meniscus and other cartilage in the joint. If untreated, it may lead to severe chronic degenerative joint disease (or arthritis) in the knee.

What Causes the ACL Tear?

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) otherwise known as the cranial cruciate ligament is a fibrous band of tissue that helps connect the thigh bone to the lower leg bone. There are many factors that contribute to the tearing of the ligament. Unlike people, where a traumatic event is a major cause, most times a dog’s ACL will tear unexpectedly and without an obvious cause.

Femoral Head Ostectomy Surgery (FHO Surgery)

A femoral head ostectomy is a surgical operation to remove the head and neck from the femur. It is performed to alleviate pain and is a salvage procedure, reserved for conditions where pain cannot be alleviated in any other way.

Medial Patella Luxation (Trochlear Sulcoplasty)
Patella is a small bone known as the kneecap that is buried in the tendon of the exterior muscles of the thigh. Luxating patella is a condition that occurs when the patella moves out of its natural position. It occurs when the quadriceps muscles contract pulling the kneecap and the tendon. When patella is pulled out of its normal position the condition is called luxating patella. This condition causes stress and strain in the ligaments. It can be caused by trauma or congenital (something they are born with).
Limb Amputation

This is a surgical operation to remove a diseased or injured leg.