At our Douglasville veterinary hospital, we use stringent surgical protocols to provide a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs.
A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment during each surgery. In addition, pain management will be provided.
Following surgery, our top priorities are post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your veterinarian will also give you detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery
We always keep you up to date on why we are recommending a surgical procedure and any post-operative care your pet will require at home. At our clinic, we follow strict surgical protocols.
We perform medical and emergency surgeries at Douglasville Veterinary Hospital to help treat disease and conditions in pets, as well as to repair injuries caused by trauma.
Our Douglasville veterinarians perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries regularly:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
We provide soft tissue surgical treatments for pets with ear, nose, and throat diseases.
These treatments can also be used to treat hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous problems.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we medically sterilize them to prevent sickness and increase their life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, pups or kittens are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is suffering discomfort, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, ocular surgery may be required.
Eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, orbit exenteration, and cherry eye surgery are all common ocular operations for cats and dogs.
If your cat or dog requires surgery, our veterinarians will recommend you to a pet surgeon near Douglasville and will work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgery treats injuries and disorders of your pet's bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal components. If your dog or cat has an illness or injury that needs highly specialist treatment, your vet will send your pet to a veterinarian near Douglasville.
- 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.
- TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement)
TTA is more typically used in dogs with a steep tibial plateau or angle of the upper section of the tibia.
To slide the front component of the lower knee forward and up, a unique orthopedic spacer is inserted into the area between the two parts of the bone. This improves the alignment of the patellar ligament, the thick fibrous band that runs across the front of the knee from the top to the bottom of the joint.
The Surgery Process
We recognize that bringing your pet in for surgery can be nerve-racking. Please be assured that we only propose surgery when it is in the best interests of your pet.
We will make certain that you completely understand why we are proposing surgery and that you are confident in your decision to proceed.
If your pet requires advanced treatment, our veterinarians will recommend you to a veterinary surgeon near Douglasville and will collaborate with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the finest care possible.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will check the surgery details, do a physical examination of the patient, and ensure that blood tests have been conducted and evaluated by the veterinarian to determine if your pet is at risk of anesthesia-related issues.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are carried out in a separate surgical suite. To prevent infection and cross-contamination, this room is kept completely sterile.
Surgical attire. When in the surgical suite, our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times. Those involved in the procedure will also be outfitted in sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. Before each surgery, we meticulously clean, sterilize, and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment.