At LakeCross Veterinary Hospital, our vets perform orthopedic surgery, ocular surgery, soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter, and c-sections.
Surgical Veterinary Services
The veterinarians at LakeCross Veterinary Hospital provide an extensive range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs, using sterile equipment and stringent surgical protocols.
Every surgical procedure we perform includes electronic patient monitoring and pain management by a dedicated anesthesia nurse.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management, as well as thorough instructions for at-home care, are also part of our comprehensive surgical offering.
At LakeCross Veterinary Hospital, we routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgical procedures.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are performed for pets suffering from nose, ear, and throat disorders, as well as gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, hepatic, urogenital, skin and oncological conditions.
A caesarean section is the surgical removal of puppies or kittens from the uterus. We perform c-sections in cases where the animal cannot safely give birth naturally.
Orthopedic surgeries treat diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and other skeletal structures.
Ocular surgery includes cataract surgery, entropion surgery, ectropion surgery, eyelid tumor removal, cherry eye surgery, and exenteration of the orbit. Our veterinarians will refer out for these procedures.
Spaying & Neutering
Spaying and neutering are the surgical sterilization of an animal to help prevent disease and provide pets with a healthier and longer life.
Our vets offer a variety of oral surgeries for dogs and cats.
The Surgery Process
We understand that for most pet owners, it can be upsetting and nerve wracking to learn that a beloved pet needs surgery.
Please rest assured that the recommendation of surgery is made with the best interest of your pet in mind, and only when less invasive procedures would prove unfruitful.
We will ensure that you understand why surgery is recommended, and are comfortable making the decision to go ahead.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will verify the specifics of the procedure, examine the patient and ensure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet is at risk for any complications related to anesthesia.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a sterile room used only for that purpose, as a precaution agaisnt infections and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times in the surgical suite. Those directly involved in the procedure will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. All of our surgical instruments and equipment are carefully sanitized, sterilized, and wrapped ahead of each procedure to prevent infections.