We have a wide range of veterinary surgery options for cats and dogs at our Orlando clinic, and we follow strict surgical guidelines to make sure they are safe.
During each pet surgery, a nurse will give your pet anesthesia and use electronic patient monitoring equipment to keep an eye on him or her at all times. In addition, pain management will also be offered to people who need it.
Following veterinary surgery, we want to keep an eye on your pet's recovery and make sure they don't have any pain. A lot of information about how to take care of your pet at home will also be given to you by your vet.
What to Expect from Vet Surgery
We always tell you why we think your pet needs veterinary surgery and what kind of care it will need at home afterward. At our clinic, we follow strict surgical guidelines.
At MetroWest Veterinary Clinic, we do medical and emergency surgeries to treat pets' illnesses and injuries, or to fix them after they've been hurt in accidents.
These are some surgeries our Orlando vets do on a regular basis:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets with ear, nose, and throat problems, we can do soft tissue surgery.
These procedures can also be used to treat hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin problems.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to keep them healthy and give them a longer life expectancy.
As part of Cesarean sections, we cut open the uterus and remove puppies or kittens from their mother's womb surgically.
C-sections are usually done when the mother isn't able to give birth naturally.
- Exploratory Surgery
Exploratory surgery is when an incision is made in the abdomen to look inside the body.
There are many reasons for this type of procedure, such as removing tumors or foreign objects from the stomach and getting biopsies from the inside of the body.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can get lumps on their skin. If you have a body cavity, you can also have masses grow inside it that are dangerous or even deadly.
Both cats and dogs can have surgery to remove masses from their bodies.
- Foreign Body
Foreign objects can get into a cat or dog's body and get stuck there, which can be very dangerous.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or was hurt in an accident, we can remove it with surgery.
A lot of times, special skills or equipment is needed to do pet surgery. You will be sent to a veterinarian near Orlando if that is the case for your dog or cat. They will work together to make sure that they get the best care possible.
Wounds happen when living tissue is cut, broken, burned, torn, or otherwise damaged. They happen when living tissue is cut, broken, burned, torn, or otherwise damaged.
You need to clean, disinfect, and care for these wounds right away by a qualified veterinarian who knows how to do it.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgery is used to fix problems with your pet's bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal parts. If your dog or cat has a condition or injury that needs more advanced, specialized care, your vet will send your pet to a vet near Orlando.
- 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.
Cryosurgery is a type of surgery that uses intense cold to kill off unwanted tissue. We can use this method to remove growths, moles, and skin tags safely and with little pain.
- ACL Repair
Dogs, like people, need surgery to fix torn cruciate ligaments to avoid arthritis. In this case, there are a lot of different types of surgery that can be done to fix it. The type that is used usually depends on how big the dog is.
ACL surgery for dogs may use a variety of methods to keep the joint stable.
- Luxating Patella Repair
You can see a groove made of cartilage where your patella (knee cap) is. Having a luxating patella means that the knee cap moves out of its natural place. Many dog breeds, both big and small, have problems with their kneecaps, and they happen a lot.
Surgery is recommended for animals that have a lot of lameness because of luxating patellas. The goal is to keep the patella in its correct place at all times.
The Vet Surgery Process
Bringing your pet in for surgery can be scary. We know that Please know that we only recommend surgery when it is in your pet's best interest.
When we recommend surgery, we want to make sure that you fully understand why, and that you are comfortable with the idea of going through with the plan.
If your pet needs more advanced treatment, our vets will send you to a veterinary surgeon near Orlando. We'll work closely with your vet to make sure your pet gets the best care possible.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. Make sure blood tests have been done and reviewed by the vet so that we can figure out if your pet is at risk for anesthesia-related complications. We will also make sure the specifics of the procedure are clear.
Dedicated surgical suites. We perform surgery in a special surgical room. This room is kept completely clean to keep infections and cross-contamination from happening.
Surgical attire. Our staff always wears disposable caps and masks when they are in the surgical room. This is to keep them from getting sick. They will also wear sterile gowns and gloves that are only good for one use.
Sterile packs and equipment. Before each surgery, we clean, sterilize, and wrap up all of our surgical instruments and equipment.