Surgical Services for Pets
Our animal hospital in Snellville is well-equipped to perform a variety of veterinary surgeries, always using rigid surgical protocols. Your pet will have a nurse who will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet for the duration of the procedure using state-of-the-art equipment such as ECG, as well as provide the necessary pain management medication.
Your pet will continue to be monitored and receive pain management while recovering after the procedure has been completed. Your vet will be sure to provide you will all the information you will need to at-home postoperative care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always keep you fully informed about why we have determined surgery to be the best course of action for your pet's condition. Here at our Snellville animal hospital, we follow stringent protocols while performing surgical procedures.
At Snellville Animal Hospital, the procedures we perform are used to treat and repair various conditions and injuries that could occur in your pet.
Our Snellville vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we will perform soft tissue surgical procedures.
Other soft tissue disorders that we may treat with surgery are hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
Surgically sterilizing your pet can help to prevent unwanted litters as well as prevent various diseases and disorders or unwanted behaviors.
Our hospital offers very successful dog spaying and dog neutering as well as cat spaying and neutering.
Cesarean sections involve surgically removing the puppies or kittens from the uterus of your pet.
C-sections are an option if for some reason your pet is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Our veterinarians focus on performing enucleations, if your pet requires a different procedure we recommend that they are seen by an ophthalmologist.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Snellville and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Masses under the skin are a common condition among pets. While typically harmless, it is also possible for these masses to grow inside your pet's body and can potentially be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is commonly performed at our hospital.
- Foreign Body
At some point, your pet may experience having an object either internally or embedded into their body.
If your pet has had an accident or has swallowed a foreign object, our vets are able to surgically remove the object from your pet's body.
If the object requires specialized equipment then your vet will refer you to a pet surgeon near Snellville who will provide thorough care for your beloved pet.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
These wounds require the care of a veterinarian to clean, disinfect and otherwise treat promptly after the injury occurs in order to prevent further injury or infection.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries are performed to help correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.
Here at Snellville Animal Hospital, our veterinarians focus on performing cruciate surgeries.
If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Snellville.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats, focusing on dental extractions to get your pet feeling well again.
The Surgery Process
We are aware of how stressful surgery can be for both you and your furry friend.
We will only recommend surgery in cases when it is the best available option for your companion, and will ensure that you are well-informed and agree to each aspect of the proceeding.
If your pet requires specialized care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Snellville, and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical Protocols at Our Clinic
Pre-surgical assessments. We will have performed a complete physical examination of the patient, as well as the appropriate diagnostics and blood tests, in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Disposable caps and masks are required to be worn by our staff at all times when they are in the surgical suite. During the procedure, all those involved must also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves, along with a cap and mask.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, wrap and sterilize our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.