Cat & Dog Surgery
Animals sometimes need surgical procedures to address injury, trauma, or other conditions. We offer a variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our regional veterinary center, using stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse administers anesthesia and continuously monitors your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management is also provided.
Following surgery, our priorities become post-operative monitoring and pain management. You will also receive thorough instructions for at-home care from your vet.
What to Expect from Pet Surgery
We're committed to keeping you fully informed about why a surgical procedure is being recommended, and regarding any post-operative care, your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our medical center.
Veterinary Surgical Procedures
At Wolfe Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat conditions and diseases in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our vets in Jesup routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgeries are for pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, oncological, urogenital, 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 Jesup 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 Jesup 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.
These wounds must 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. Our vets can place pins in legs for bone fractures, and perform limited orthopedic 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 Jesup.
The Surgery Process
We know that the idea of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please rest assured that surgery is only recommended when it's in the best interests of your furry family member.
We will confirm that you fully comprehend why surgery is being recommended and that you are comfortable choosing to move ahead.
If your pet needs advanced care, our vets can refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Jesup, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our veterinary hospital 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 and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.