Pet Surgery

At My Vet Animal Clinic, we are able to perform a number of surgical procedures from routine to more complex.

General Surgery – Our hospital is well equipped to perform most minor and major surgical procedures ranging from spays and neuters to more complicated emergency, soft-tissue surgeries. All surgeries are handled with the utmost respect and concern. Before surgery, each patient receives a thorough physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger your pet’s health. Because not all problems can be detected upon examination, we recommend pre-anesthetic blood testing. These tests not only give us a complete picture of your pet’s health but also allow us to tailor an anesthetic regimen specifically designed for your pet. During surgery, your pet’s temperature and blood pressure are monitored by our veterinary team.

Spaying your pet early on offers the best protection from diseases like uterine infections and breast tumors, malignant or cancerous, in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems. Other added benefits include:

  • Your female pet will not go into heat once it is spayed.
  • Your male pet may better behave after the operation.
  • Your male dog will be less likely to run away from home, as unneutered dogs will do anything to find a mate.
Pre-Surgical Steps

To reduce patient risk, it is recommended to run pre-surgical blood screens. This screening is essential as it can reveal an underlying illness or disease, especially in older pets. All patients are monitored with EKG leads and blood oxygen levels.

Post-Surgery Care

When it is time for your pet to be discharged, our staff will provide you with detailed information with instructions on how to care for your pet properly post-surgery. It is important to follow instructions to help assist your pet in their speedy recovery.

When should I spay/neuter my dog or cat?

We offer spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs starting at four months of age. For canines, spay and neuter recommendations vary based on breed and size of the pet. Your vet will provide you with recommendations based on the individual patient during an exam.