Surgery for Cats & Dogs
We offer a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our Mandeville clinic, relying on advanced surgical safety protocols to ensure success.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
After your pet's procedure, post-operative pain management and monitoring for changes in your pet's condition are our priorities. We will also be sure to provide you with detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always keep you informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure as well as what kind of pre and post-operative care your pet will require at home. Rest assured that we always use the most stringent safety protocols at our clinic.
At Riverside Veterinary Hospital we perform emergency and medical surgeries to help treat your pet's conditions and diseases or to repair injuries they may have sustained through physical trauma.
Our Mandeville vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures can also be made available for pets suffering from cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, oncological, urogenital and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When spaying or neutering a dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean 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 you notice that your pet is experiencing discomfort, pain, redness or other symptoms around or in their eyes, they may require ocular surgery.
Some common ocular surgeries we perform on dogs and cats include cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, cherry eye surgery and eyelid tumor removals.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Mandeville and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats may develop masses associated with their skin. Sometimes, these masses can also grow inside their body cavity and become serious and even 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 had an accident that has left them injured, or they have eaten an object that they shouldn't have, we are able to perform foreign object removal surgery to help them.
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 Mandeville and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care..
- 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. Rest assured though that we only recommend surgery as a treatment when it is in your four-legged friend's best interests.
We will make sure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery as a treatment option for your pet and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead with it when we do.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Mandeville, 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 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 prior to every surgery.