We offer a multitude of different surgical services for dogs and cats who require them at Spinnaker Veterinary Clinic, relying on stringent surgical safety protocols and state-of-the-art techniques.
During each surgery, a dedicated surgical technician will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Following surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management are our top priorities. Your vet will be able to provide instructions for any at-home care your companion will require.
What to Expect from Surgery
We endeavor to always keep you completely informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure, as well as about any pre or post-operative care your pet will require while they are recovering at home. We always practice stringent safety protocols at our clinic.
At Spinnaker Veterinary Clinic, we perform a variety of medical and emergency surgeries to help your pet to recover from diseases, conditions and injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Somerset vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Pets suffering form nose, ear and throat disorders and infections may be treated with soft tissue surgeries.
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.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats may often develop masses associated with their skin. Masses may also grown inside their body cavoity and may be serious or 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 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 instances, specialized skills and equipment are required for the performance of pet surgery. If this is the case for your pet, we will refer your dog or cat surgeon near Somerset snd work closley with your veterinary surgeon in order to ensure that your cat or dog receieves the best care possible.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
During a urethrectomy, our vets remove all or part of a cat's or dog's ureter.
During a cystectomy, our vets remove a cat's or dog's urinary bladder.
- 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, however, that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our veterinary team will be happy to refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the Somerset area. We will work closely with them to make sure your pet receives the best care they can.
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 our dedicate surgical suite. This from is kept totally sterile in order to prevent infection and contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff all wear disposable caps and masks at all times while they are in the surgical suite. Staff involved in the procedure itself will all 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.