Surgical Care for Dogs & Cats
At Country Meadows Pet Hospital, our veterinarians take great pride in their ability to perform various surgeries that will help make your companion healthier and happier.
During each veterinary surgery, we administer anesthesia so that your companion is comfortable and we continuously monitor them using electronic patient monitoring equipment.
We understand that the idea of bringing your pet in for surgery can be scary. Rest assured that our team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of surgical care for your cat or dog. We use the latest equipment and follow strict safety protocols to help the best possible outcomes for your furry friend.
Your veterinarian will always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care your cat or dog may need at home.
We perform medical and emergency surgeries at Country Meadows Pet Hospital to help treat disease and conditions in cat and dogs, and to repair injuries caused by trauma.
Our veterinarians perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries regularly:
- Spaying & Neutering
Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgery covers a range of ear, nose, and throat procedures. It also covers mass removals and treatment of flesh wounds. Almost all surgical procedures not covered under the heading of orthopedic surgery may be considered soft tissue surgery.
Soft tissue surgery also includes procedures for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal and skin disorders.
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and conditions of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your cat or dog. Common veterinary orthopedic surgeries include FX repair (a surgery for fixing broken bones with a metal screw), and Medial Patella Luxation surgery (a procedure to fix a kneecap that 'pops out' or moves out of its normal location).
During Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Dental Surgery
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat 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 cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Maple Ridge and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumour removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.
There are times when the damage is so severe that your pet may require specialized care. In this case, we will refer your dog or cat to a pet surgeon near Maple Ridge and work closely with them to ensure that your companion receives the highest standard of care every step along the way.
The Surgery Process
We know that surgery for cats and dogs can be a frightening prospect. Rest assured that we recommend surgery only when it's in your cat or dog's best interest.
We will conduct a pre-surgical assessment before any surgery. This includes a physical exam and blood tests to find out if your cat or dog can undergo anesthesia.
During surgery, a nurse administers anesthesia. They also track your cat or dog using electronic patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your veterinarian will also give thorough instructions for at-home care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include dedicated surgical suites. They are completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
When in the surgical suite, our staff wears sterile attire at all times. We clean, sterilize, and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before each surgery.