Surgical Services for Pets
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats, dogs and other pets at our Leighton clinic, using stringent surgical protocols.
A dedicated nurse ensures your pet is safely under anesthesia by using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided to eliminate any discomfort.
After surgery, our priorities are monitoring your pet and managing any pain or discomfort they might experience. Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide comprehensive at-home care instructions.
If you suspect that your pet requires a routine or restorative surgery, call All Animal Clinic today to book your next appointment. We need to add a surgery to our schedule before performing it so we can keep your animal safe and comfortable. The sooner you book an appointment, the sooner we can help.
What to Expect from Surgery
We'll always keep you in the loop about what surgical procedures we recommend and why. Your pet will be in good hands with our dedication to their comfort and to following strict surgical protocol. You'll be well prepared to provide post-operative care to your pet with our guidance.
If your pet requires surgical care, our vet team will assess the urgency of their need and schedule their procedure. To ensure we can keep your pet as safe and comfortable as possible, we require time to prepare for any given surgery. Because of this, we require all surgeries be scheduled before conducting them and aren't able to provide surgeries on a walk-in basis.
At All Animal Clinic, we offer surgical services to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Leighton vets perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Our vets routinely perform soft tissue surgical procedures for companion animals with ear, nose, and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent unwanted offspring, protect against disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
This procedure involves a veterinarian and vet team surgically removing puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the female animal is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is exhibiting pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include removing tumors of the eyelid, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, and cherry eye surgery.
If your pet requires a specialized surgical procedure, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Leighton and work closely with them to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Cats, dogs, and other pets can develop masses externally, affecting the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity, leading to serious and potentially life-threatening consequences.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a pet's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or has been injured by an accident, our vets can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
These wounds need to be cleaned, disinfected, and receive appropriate veterinary care from a professional as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
For injuries and diseases affecting the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet, orthopedic surgery offers effective treatment options. Our Leighton hospital offers an array of orthopedic surgical procedures including Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO), and placement of pins and plates.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians perform dental surgeries for Leighton dogs and cats. These procedures can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Leighton, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.