Irondequoit Veterinary Surgery: Comprehensive and Caring
Surgery can be a scary and stressful thing for you and your pet. The end result is improved quality of life for pet and owner alike. Irondequoit Animal Hospital provides comprehensive surgical services for internal or external injuries, abnormalities or disease.
A Better Quality of Life
Surgery is an important treatment for many illnesses and injuries suffered by dogs and cats. At Irondequoit, our veterinarians and staff are experts and experienced in maintaining comfort, monitoring and surgical procedures. This includes everything from routine spaying and neutering to more advanced surgical needs.
Anesthesia and Pain Management
All surgery includes the need for anesthesia and pain management. Modern anesthetics are very safe, and we perform a full physical and bloodwork to evaluate anesthetic risk.
During surgery, we monitor your pet using special procedures tailored specifically to your pet’s needs. These can include:
- Heart rate
- Respiratory rate
- Doppler blood pressure
- Oxygen levels
Post-surgery, we tailor pain management to each patient. This can include pain medications or even pain patches that will help to maintain your pet’s level of comfort during recovery.
At Irondequoit we provide a full range of necessary surgical procedures, including:
- Spaying and Neutering: Removing the ovaries (spaying) or testicles (neutering) will help to prevent heat cycles in females, and prevent reproduction. Spaying is a more complicated, invasive procedure than neutering. Both spaying and neutering are important for female and male pets. We recommend these procedures take place between four and six months of age.
- Soft Tissue Surgery: This includes procedures that do not involve bones or joints, including abdominal, bladder and urethral, eye and face, cardiovascular and wound repair procedures.
- Orthopedic Surgery: This kind of surgery involves the repair of bones and joints. We do simple fracture repair and joint surgery. Referral to a board certified veterinary surgeon may be needed for more complicated procedures.
- Tumor and Growth Removal: Procedures for removal of tumors can be done for health or cosmetic reasons, depending on the nature of the growth. When we remove a growth, the procedure is followed by testing to determine whether a growth is benign or cancerous; we can provide recommendations for follow-up treatment.
Following your pet’s surgery, we will teach you the proper procedures to care for your pet at home while they undergo recovery. Please see our Post-Surgical Home Care Form for more information.
Have questions about spaying, neutering, or other surgical procedures? Drop us a line. We are happy to help!