We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our animal hospital, using stringent surgical protocols.
A professional nurse will provide anesthesia and continually monitor your pet utilizing electronic patient monitoring equipment during each procedure. In addition, pain management will be offered.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following veterinary surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery
We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care, your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our hospital.
At Four Corners Veterinary Hospital, we perform medical and urgent care surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our veterinarians routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- 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
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- Mass Removal
Masses linked with the skin can form in cats and dogs. Masses can also form inside a bodily cavity and can be dangerous or even fatal.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
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 pet, your veterinarian will discuss options and the next steps. We want to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds are formed when live tissue is cut, fractured, burned, ripped, or otherwise injured.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
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 completely understand why we are proposing surgery and that you are confident in your choice to proceed.
If your pet requires advanced treatment, our veterinarians will recommend you to a veterinary surgeon that is best for your pet and will collaborate with them to ensure that your pet receives the finest care possible.
Surgical protocols at our hospital include:
Pre-surgical assessments: We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any 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: Prior to each surgery, we meticulously clean, disinfect, and wrap our surgical tools and equipment.