Veterinary Surgery for Dogs & Cats
Veterinary surgery doesn’t have to be frightening or traumatic to pets and their owners. Perinton Veterinary Hospital provides surgical services with intensive personal support to owners and state-of-the-art technology for the safety and comfort of your pets.
Veterinary Surgery to Improve Quality of Life
Surgery is a treatment option for various canine and feline diseases, injuries, and deformities intended to improve quality of life for both patient and owner.
Our veterinarians are experienced and trained in a wide variety of canine and feline procedures, from routine spay and neuter to advanced surgeries.
Our staff is dedicated to the comfort of each owner during his or her pet’s surgery, providing information about the procedure and proper care afterward.
Safe Pain Control: During & After Surgery
There are many levels of anesthesia for pets, including local and spinal anesthesia. For most surgeries we use general anesthesia, where the patient is unconscious for a controlled period of time with a complete loss of pain sensation.
For safety during anesthesia, patients are closely monitored by methods such as:
- Doppler blood pressure
- Oxygen levels
- Human monitoring for patient evaluation
Pain management for all surgical procedures is tailored to each patient, based on anticipated level of need. Your pet may go home with oral pain medications or even a Fentanyl pain patch, to ensure patient comfort during recovery.
- Dental—Teeth cleaning, sealants, and extractions are done under anesthesia for safety and comfort.
- Soft tissue surgery—Procedures that do not include bones and joints, such as spaying, neutering, and growth removals. Other soft tissue surgery includes abdominal surgery, bladder/urethral surgery, heart/lung/vessel surgery, skin/wound reconstruction, and eye/facial surgery.
- Spay (ovariohysterectomy)—Removing the ovaries and uterus to prevent female heat cycles and reproduction. This major surgical procedure involves general anesthesia and proper pain management. We recommend spaying all female puppies and kittens between four and six months of age.
- Neuter—Removing testicles to prevent reproduction. Neutering requires general anesthesia but is not as invasive as spaying. We recommend neutering all male pets by six months of age to prevent wandering and aggression, as well as reduce territorial behaviors.
- Growth removals—For medical or cosmetic reasons.
- Orthopedic surgery—Involving bones and joints, orthopedic surgery may address fractures, congenital defects, or cranial cruciate injuries. We may refer to a board-certified veterinary surgeon for certain orthopedic procedures.
Our Post-Surgical Home Care Form explains how to care for your pet at home after surgery.