Spaying or neutering refers to the removal of an animal’s reproductive organs. Spaying is used to refer to the removal of female reproductive organs, while neuter refers to a male. Spaying and neutering is a surgical procedure that is conducted under general anesthetic and is highly recommended for all pets. Spay or neuter surgery is a relatively straightforward procedure and is integral to improving the quality of your pet’s life, as well as their behavior, and prevention of unwanted litters. If you intend to breed your pet responsibly, or if there is a medical reason why your pet cannot be spayed or neutered, please speak with your veterinarian to discuss your options and the proper care routine for your animal.
Our veterinarians typically recommend that pets be spayed or neutered between 5 and 12 months of age, or before they reach sexual maturity.
Soft Tissue Surgery is relatively common and refers to surgery that is not performed on the bones, joints, or cartilage. This typically includes spaying or neutering, mass removal, laceration repair, bladder stone removal, and hernia repair.
Surgical Oncology refers specifically to the removal or treatment of cancerous tissues. Surgical oncology is usually aimed at stopping the spread of cancer. Such surgeries have the ability to significantly prolong and improve your pet’s quality of life and comfort levels.
Simply put, this is a surgery that is intended to remove any form of mass from the body. This can include the removal of a cancerous tumor or less serious benign lumps.
If you notice your pet is exhibiting symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, weight loss, or loss of appetite, they may require gastrointestinal surgery. These surgeries are commonly used to solve ingestion of foreign objects that will not pass naturally.
This is the surgical removal of your pet’s spleen. A veterinarian will typically only recommend a splenectomy surgery when other treatment options have been exhausted or in cases of splenic cancers are not working.
This includes surgery to remove any type of foreign body and is particularly common in dogs who have ingested a foreign object. Eating something they weren’t supposed to can be very dangerous to your pet, and often requires an emergency foreign body removal surgery to save them.