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Just like their human guardians, pets commonly require surgery to improve their health and well-being. As Sewell’s trusted local animal hospital, we are proud to provide in-house pet surgeries for all of your pets, including exotics such as reptiles, birds, small mammals, and other creatures. Our board-certified veterinary surgeons have undergone intensive training so that they can offer specialized assistance to your pets to address and correct a wide range of routine procedures, injuries, conditions, and health issues. If you think your pet is a candidate for surgery, please reach out to us to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
Animal Surgery for All Creatures At Our Animal Hospital in Sewell
Just like their human guardians, pets commonly require surgery to improve their health and well-being. As Sewell’s trusted local animal hospital, we are proud to provide in-house pet surgery for all of your pets, including exotics such as reptiles, birds, and small mammals. Our board-certified veterinary surgeons have undergone intensive training so that they can offer specialized assistance to your pets for a range of injuries, conditions, and health issues. If you think your pet is a candidate for surgery, please reach out to us to schedule an appointment.
Surgical Procedures Delivered with Care and Compassion
At All Creatures Veterinary Care Center, we understand that your pets are more than just pets — they’re family. As with any surgical procedure that humans undergo, surgery can be a source of fear and anxiety for pet parents, regardless of how minor or major the procedure is. At All Creatures, we value educating our clients to ensure that your fears and concerns are addressed and that your questions are answered before your pet undergoes their procedure.
Some of the animal surgery procedures we perform include:
*Please keep in mind that the procedures we perform are not limited to this list. If your pet needs a surgery that you do not see on this list, please reach out to our Client Services team to get the information and assistance you need. We are here to help.
Our surgeons have decades of experience in performing many different surgical procedures with the utmost care, precision, and efficiency. Some of the most common types of procedures we perform include (but are not limited to):
- Soft Tissue Surgeries – These vary in type and location, but include such procedures as routine spays and neuters, anal gland removal, cesarean sections, abdominal surgery, intestinal surgery, splenectomy, declaws, biopsies, cystotomy, foreign object removal, tumor and cancer removal, and correcting various congenital defects.
- Traumatic Injuries/Emergency Surgeries – This type of surgery repairs/corrects skin wounds, bites, abscesses, lacerations, bone fractures, and other injuries. Additionally, gastric dilation-volvulus and exploratory surgeries of the thoracic and abdominal regions fall into this category.
- Orthopedic Surgery – This category includes repairs to ligaments, bones, and other tissues in the extremities such as hips, shoulders, and joints. These include cruciate ligament repair (TPLO), partial and total hip replacements, arthroscopic surgery to explore joints, patellar luxation repair, amputations, fracture repair, and more.
- Ophthalmic Procedures – This type of surgery can repair and correct various eye issues such as prolapsed third eyelid repair, entropion/ectropion correction, cataract surgery, and more.
What to Expect for Their Procedure
Our animal hospital is well-equipped to perform most minor and major surgical procedures for all pets. Prior to surgery, each patient receives a thorough physical examination and pre-surgical laboratory tests to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger your pet’s health.
We also have a wide variety of anesthetic protocols tailored to your pet’s individual needs. Only the safest anesthesia and anesthetic protocols are utilized. During surgery, a surgical nurse monitors the patient’s anesthesia depth, blood pressure, EKG, respiratory rate, and level of oxygen in the blood to assure a safe procedure.
Pain Management Protocols
Pain management is also an important part of our pre-operative, intra-operative, and postoperative anesthetic and medical protocol. A wide range of pain management protocols, including oral and injectable medications and pain patches, are available. We can also provide continuous pain medication administration (CRI) through intravenous fluid administration in certain patients. We urge you to discuss operative pain management options with our animal care staff.
Surgical & Post-Surgical Care
To ensure your pet’s safety during and after surgery, a trained veterinary technician is on hand to monitor your pet until they have fully recovered. All patients are kept warm and comfortable during the entire surgical process. Your pet’s safety and comfort are our highest priority during all surgical procedures.
Before your pet is discharged, your vet and their team of nurses and vet techs will go over any aftercare instructions regarding pain management, medication dosages, wound care, limitations on activities, feeding recommendations, and other aspects of your pet’s recovery that can help make it a successful one. Additionally, we have an in-house pharmacy, which allows us to prescribe the right pain medications, anti-inflammatories, topical analgesics, and other prescriptions in the correct dosage to help make your pet more comfortable during the healing process.
Of course, if you have any questions or concerns about your pet during their recovery, we insist that you reach out to us promptly. We are more than happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you have, as your pet’s health and well-being are our highest priorities.
We will also reach out to you following their procedure to check-in and see how your pet is doing, and, depending on the type of procedure, we may schedule your pet for a follow-up appointment with our team. We will also work with you in getting your pet scheduled for any follow-up treatments or specialized care to assist in their recovery. These treatments, which we offer in-house, may include:
- Laser Therapy for Pets – This treatment is delivered through the Companion Therapy Laser® system to relieve pain and encourage quicker, more efficient healing from their surgery. This revolutionary approach is painless, surgery-free, sterile, and drug-free.
- Thermal Imaging for Pets – This treatment can be used to diagnose an issue prior to surgery, but it is also a beneficial tool that can help your vet identify lack of circulation, inflammation, loss of mobility, or musculoskeletal stress post-surgery if your pet doesn’t seem to be healing properly.
- Specialized Aftercare – Our veterinarians collaborate with other veterinary specialists in Sewell, so if your pet requires a treatment that we do not offer at our animal hospital, we can refer you to an allied provider. This may include post-surgical rehabilitation and physical therapy, non-traditional wellness care, and other therapies.
Schedule a Pet Surgery
If you would like to schedule your pet for surgery at our animal hospital, please call us at (856) 256-8996, or reach out to us online. Our friendly Client Services team can get your pet scheduled for a consultation with one of our compassionate pet surgeons. Our team of knowledgeable, experienced, and highly-skilled animal care providers is here to optimize your pet’s health so they can live a healthy and happy life. In addition to surgeries, feel free to contact us to learn about the other veterinary services we offer for all creatures.