Surgical Services for Pets
The vets at Mountainaire Animal Clinic offer a wide range of surgical procedures for all of our patients and offer a comprehensive array of procedures to help maintain the health of our dog and cat patients in particular. Regardless of the procedure and your pet's species, we rely on stringent surgical procedures to keep your pet safe.
During each surgery, a dedicated member of our veterinary team will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
After your animal's operation, monitoring of their condition and management of their pain becomes our two major priorities. Your vet will also be able to provide comprehensive instructions for your pet's at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
Our veterinarians always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure as well as any post-opertaive care your pet will require once they are able to return home. Rest assured, we protect your pet's health during surgical procedures by following stringent safety protocols.
At Mountainaire Animal Clinic, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Rock Springs vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures can also help to treat skin, gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, oncological, urogenital and hepatic conditions or illnesses.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are performed when a mother isn't able to naturally give birth safely.
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 tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Rock Springs and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats will commonly develop masses associated with their skin, especially as they grow older. These masses can also grow inside their body cavity, however, and become serious or even life-threatening.
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 cat's or dog's body.
If your pet has eaten something they shouldn't have or has had an accident that has left something lodged in their body, we are able to perform foreign object surgery to help remove it and return your companion to health.
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 Rock Springs and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.
If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Rock Springs.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be a frightening one. Rest assured, however, that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your animal.
We will take the time to ensure you understand any we are recommending a given surgery and that you feel comfortable in making the decision to move ahead with it.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Rock Springs, 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 your procedure, completing a physical exam of the patients while ensuring that blood tests have been conducted and completed to determine whether or not your pet risks facing any 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 who are involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns, single-use gloves and any other required safety equipment.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.