Surgery for Perinton Dogs and 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.
A Better Quality of Life
Surgery is a vital treatment for a number of injuries or illnesses suffered by cats and dogs. Perinton veterinarians and staff are experienced experts at monitoring surgical procedures and maintaining comfort. These services include everything from advanced surgery to routine spaying and neutering. 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.
At Perinton, 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.