External and Internal Surgery for Fairview Dogs and Cats
Surgery can be scary and stressful for both your pet and you, but it does not have to be. At Fairview Veterinary Hospital, we provide a wide array of surgical services, be it external or internal.
A Better Quality of Life
Surgery is a vital treatment for a number of injuries or illnesses suffered by cats and dogs. Fairview veterinarians and staff are experienced experts at monitoring surgical procedures and maintaining comfort. These services include everything from advanced surgery to routine spaying and neutering.
Anesthesia and Pain Management
All surgery includes the need for anesthesia and pain management. Modern anesthetics are very safe, and we perform a full physical and blood work to evaluate anesthetic risk.
During surgery, we monitor your pet using special procedures tailored specifically to your pet’s needs. These can include:
- Heart rate
- Respiratory rate
- Doppler blood pressure
- Oxygen levels
Post-surgery, we tailor pain management to each patient. This can include pain medications or even pain patches that will help to maintain your pet’s level of comfort during recovery.
At Fairview, we provide a full range of necessary surgical procedures, including:
- Spaying and Neutering: Removing the ovaries (spaying) or testicles (neutering) will help to prevent heat cycles in females and prevent reproduction. Spaying is a more complicated, invasive procedure than neutering. Both spaying and neutering are important for female and male pets. We recommend these procedures take place between four and six months of age.
- Soft Tissue Surgery: This includes procedures that do not involve bones or joints, including abdominal, bladder, and urethral, eye and face, cardiovascular, and wound repair procedures.
- Orthopedic Surgery: This kind of surgery involves the repair of bones and joints. We do simple fracture repair and joint surgery. Referral to a board-certified veterinary surgeon may be needed for more complicated procedures.
- Tumor and Growth Removal: Procedures for removal of tumors can be done for health or cosmetic reasons, depending on the nature of the growth. When we remove a growth, the procedure is followed by testing to determine whether a growth is benign or cancerous; we can provide recommendations for follow-up treatment.