Surgical Services for Pets
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our White Hall clinic, using strict surgical protocols.
While we prefer to treat health issues through non-invasive procedures when possible, there are some cases where more invasive procedures will be required to address your companion's needs.
During each surgery, a dedicated member of our veterinary team will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet continuously using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our main priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide you with thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and any post-operative home care your pet may need. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Hunter's Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat diseases and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
The following elective and non-elective surgeries are routinely performed by our White Hall vets:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother 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.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near White Hall and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near White Hall and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. 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 White Hall.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
- Pain Management
Recognizing and alleviating pain in our patients is at the very heart of our quality, compassionate patient care.
From routine procedures (such as spaying/neutering or dental cleanings) to more advanced medical treatments (such as bone surgeries or cancer treatments) to chronically painful conditions (such as arthritis or back pain), we are committed to providing safe and effective pain management to every patient.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the thought of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your cat or dog.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable deciding to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the White Hall area, and work closely with them to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible.
Surgical Protocols at Our Clinic Include:
Pre-Surgical Assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated Surgical Suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical Attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile Packs & Equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap all surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.
Welcoming New Patients Everyday
We are accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of animals. Get in touch today to book a visit to our White Hall clinic.