Our top priority for your pet’s surgery is to keep them
SAFE & HAPPY
We use state-of-the-art surgical equipment and prioritize educating our clients, so you know the appropriate aftercare for your pet.
We know how scary it can be to find out your cat or dog needs surgery. Even very simple, standard procedures such as spaying and neutering can still be nerve-wracking for pet parents. But here at Woodland Animal Hospital, our veterinary surgery services utilize the best equipment, techniques and veterinarians in caring for your pet.
We have the best, state-of-the-art equipment for our surgical services. Throughout surgery, your pet will have an intravenous catheter and intravenous fluids to keep him or her hydrated and result in a quicker recovery time post-surgery. Beyond this, we also perform our surgeries on heated tables to maintain body temperature. We use an ECG to monitor heart activity, a non-invasive blood pressure monitor and a pulse oximeter, which measures heart rate and oxygen concentration levels. Your pet will have his or her vitals monitored throughout and after surgery. We offer many surgical services, ranging from very standard to advanced. These procedures include: Feline declaw, soft tissue surgery, and spaying/neutering. We also offer ocular procedures, stenotic nares, soft-palate resections, and sebaceous adenoma (wart) removal.
If you have a cat who lives exclusively indoors and continually scratches you and furniture, you may consider our feline declaw services. The procedure does leave cats in pain for a short time time post surgery. On the other hand, we discourage against declawing cats who have any chance of investigating the outside world, as their claws are crucial to their defense. However, if a feline declaw is the right choice for your cat, we offer the most precise technique and procedure to reduce wound size and the discomfort that follows the surgery.
To declaw your cat, we must remove an entire bone called the unguicular process. This bone, which is located at the end of each toe, is what produces the claws or nails. So, in order to halt regrowth, we must remove it entirely. Along with the best surgeons and methods available for your pet, we also utilize the most effective combinations of pain control available in modern veterinary medicine in order to ensure your feline friend is as comfortable as possible throughout the healing process.
SOFT TISSUE SURGERY
Surgery that is unrelated to the bone (orthopedic) is referred to as soft tissue surgery. To provide Henry County’s pets with the most advanced veterinary services available today, Woodland Animal Hospital offers soft tissue surgical services. With the most cutting-edge equipment, from our operating beds to our surgical instruments, along with the most skilled veterinarians in the area, your pet will have the finest surgical care available here at Woodland.
Soft tissue surgeries may include lump removals, foreign object removal, pyometra, spleenectomy, laceration repair and aural hematoma. Our highly experienced veterinarians can answer any questions regarding the potential need for soft tissue surgery on your pet. Beyond this, we understand how scary it may be to put your pet through any type of surgery. We will provide unsurpassed support to ease any anxieties you may have, along with information regarding care for pre surgery and post surgery.
SPAY & NEUTER
What to Expect
If surgery is necessary, we will provide you and your pet with the best comfort and care possible. While anesthesia is typically very safe for pets, we always undergo an extremely thorough exam to determine the safest surgery plan for your pet. We want to be sure there is no hidden condition that could compromise your pet’s health during veterinary surgery.
Once we have a clear consensus of your pet’s health, we will guide you in how to prepare your pet for surgery.
We will keep your pet as comfortable as possible through this important and vulnerable time. This includes:
- Regulating body temperature
- Administering pain medication whenever necessary
- Giving attention and love through the process
- Fully explaining care instructions to the pet parent before taking the pet home
AFTER VETERINARY SURGERY
Even after our surgical services, your pet will be constantly monitored to ensure a healthy recovery.