Promoting Health and Safety with Pet Surgeries
Surgery plays an essential role in keeping countless pets healthy, whether performed as a preventative measure or to treat an acute condition. At Yorkville Animal Hospital, our skilled veterinary team is capable of performing a variety of pet surgeries with the highest level of safety and compassion. Even minor surgeries can be stressful for pets and their owners, which is why we take great care to offer our guidance and support to help you make the best possible decisions regarding your pet’s health.
Pet Surgeries We Perform
With respect to the diverse needs of our patients, we’re pleased to offer a wide variety of surgical procedures, from soft tissue to orthopedic:
- Spaying and neutering
- Tumor removal
- Foreign body removal
- Bladder stone removal (cystotomy)
- Gastropexy (attaching the stomach to the abdominal wall to prevent bloat; usually recommended for large-breed dogs)
- Fracture repair
- Patellar luxation
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament repair
- Femoral Head Ostectomy
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
Our Safety Protocols
Keeping pets comfortable and safe is our highest priority when performing any surgery, whether minor or more complex. Our goal is to minimize health risks as much as possible to ensure the best outcome and a smooth recovery.
Before taking your pet into surgery, we will examine them and run diagnostics to assess organ function, check for underlying problems, and determine appropriate anesthesia levels. They will then be premedicated with antibiotics, fluids and analgesics (painkillers), which are given via IV catheter.
We use only the most up-to-date and sterilized equipment in our surgical suite. A certified veterinary technician will be standing by to monitor your pet’s vitals and see them through their recovery.
We also require that your pet be fasted for 12 hours before their surgery to prevent complications. If they have eaten the morning of their surgery, we will likely need to postpone the procedure for a later date. This also applies to pets with acute illnesses; if we feel that your companion is at an increased risk, we will not perform the surgery until their condition has improved.