Surgery

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All of us at Fenton River Veterinary Hospital understand that leaving your pet at our hospital for surgery can be stressful and unnerving for both you and your companion. That’s why you can rely on us to provide quality, compassionate care throughout your pet’s hospitalization with us.

Before Surgery

Your pet will be screened and anesthetics will be hand-selected depending on their breed, age, health, and lifestyle. Blood tests will also be done before any anesthesia is given to confirm that your pet’s organs are functioning properly and that your pet is a good candidate for anesthesia.

During Surgery

During surgery, we have a highly trained staff member devoted to keeping an eye on your pet’s vitals. Their main priority is monitoring your pet’s blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm, respiratory functions, body temperature, and maintaining proper oxygen levels for your pet. Communication is also an important part of the surgery process, and our staff will keep you fully informed about your pet’s surgery, progress, and recovery.

After Surgery

Your pet will be discharged with a comprehensive pain management plan which may include at-home pain medication to keep your dog or cat as comfortable as possible. We will walk you through every step and explain everything you need to know for post-surgery care at home.

Our Surgical Procedures

Our animal hospital provides the following surgical procedures at our hospital for small animals:

  • General Surgery:  General (or soft tissue) surgery is associated with the skin and tissue. Soft tissue surgery includes tumor removal, cystotomy, intestinal foreign body removal, splenectomy, C-section, spay/neuter, and more.
  • Orthopedic Surgery:  Surgery for a variety of orthopedic surgeries for various injuries and musculoskeletal conditions, including cruciate ligament surgery, meniscus repair, hip surgery (FHO), fracture repair, amputation, patella luxations, oral mandibulofacial surgery.
  • Dental Surgery: We perform some types of dental surgery such as tooth extraction, oral tumor removal, and fracture repair.
  • Ophthalmic (eye) surgery
  • Emergency Surgery: Typical emergency surgeries we perform are wound repair, laceration repair, and foreign object removal.
  • Biopsies

If you have any specific questions regarding our surgical procedures, please call us at 860-870-8701.