We offer a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at Napanee Veterinary Hospital, relying on surgical safety protocols to help keep your pet healthy.
Throughout the surgery, a dedicated member of our staff will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor the condition of your companion using the electronic monitoring equipment in our diagnostic lab. We will also be sure to provide your pet with pain management.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We endeavour to keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure as well as regarding any post-operative care you will be asked to provide your pet once they return home.
We practice surgical safety protocols during every procedure conducted at our clinic.
At Napanee Veterinary Hospital, we are able to perform urgent and medical surgeries to help treat conditions and diseases in pets as well as to repair injuries sustained through physical trauma.
Our Napanee vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets that suffer from ear, nose and throat disorders, we are proud to be able to 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 a Cesarean section, we surgically remove kittens or puppies from the uterus of their mother.
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.
Commonly administered ocular procedures for dogs and cats including ectropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, cherry eye surgery, and cataract 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 Napanee and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats can all develop masses associated with their skin. Masses may also grow inside a body cavity and become serious or even life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes objects may become ingested or become lodged in your dog or cat's body in some other way.
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 pet, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Napanee 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 critical that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- 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.
The Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be a frightening one. We want to assure you, though, that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will make a point of helping you fully understand why we are recommending surgery for your pet and ensure you are feeling comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Napanee, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
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 in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are always performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept sterile in order 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 prior to every surgery.