When your pet needs surgery, Countryside Animal Clinic offers some of the most advanced and experienced services in the area. Our veterinary team will walk you through the entire process, giving you the tools to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s treatment options. We understand surgery is a stressful time for any owner, and we’re available every step of the way to answer questions and put your mind at ease.
In our state-of-the-art surgical suite, our veterinarians can perform a wide range of soft-tissue operations, including:
- Foreign body removal
- Tumor removal
- Bladder stone removal
Patient safety and comfort is our main priority. We will provide skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures, ensuring your pet recovers quickly and with minimum discomfort.
Surgical sterilization (spaying for females, neutering for males) can help end the tragic cycle of unwanted pets, and both procedures can have health benefits, including:
- eliminating the risk of ovarian and uterine tumors
- removing the possibility of uterine infections
- placating the animal, reducing aggressive behavior and decreasing dominant tendencies
- reduction of roaming and spraying (territory marking)
- eliminating the risk of testicular and prostate tumors
Spaying (ovariohysterectomy) involves removing the patient’s uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, rendering the animal incapable of reproduction. Spaying is a major surgery requiring 7-10 days of recovery time.
Neutering involves removing the testicles and making male animals unable to impregnate females. Although less invasive than spaying, neutering is still a major medical procedure that requires some recovery time. Recovery may also include pain medication and lethargy is common for the first couple days following the procedure.
Our skilled veterinarians perform a variety of orthopedic surgeries including cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) procedures, fracture repair, and other operations involving joints and bones such as for hip dysplasia and disc disease.
To ensure the best possible outcome, we do occasionally refer patients needing a complex procedure or spinal surgery to a board-certified specialist.
If you have any questions about our surgical services or want to make an appointment for your pet, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (352) 746-7171.