Our Hermitage clinic offers a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs.
The anesthesia is administered by a dedicated nurse who monitors your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain relief will be provided.
Post-operative pain management and monitoring are our top priorities. For at-home care, follow your vet's instructions precisely.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you up to date on why we recommend a surgical procedure and any post-operative care your pet will require at home. At our clinic, we follow strict surgical protocols.
The Surgery Process
We know that bringing your pet in for surgery can be scary. We only recommend surgery when it is in your pet's best interest.
We will make sure you fully understand why we recommend surgery and are confident in your decision.
Our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Hermitage if your pet requires advanced care.
We perform medical and emergency surgeries at Hermitage Animal Clinic to help treat disease and conditions in pets, as well as to repair injuries caused by trauma.
Our Hermitage veterinarians perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries on a regular basis:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Pets with ear, nose, or throat problems can benefit from the soft tissue surgical treatments that we provide.
Additionally, these treatments are available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastroenterological, and skin conditions as well.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we are surgically sterilizing them to prevent disease and extend their life.
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.
If your pet has eye pain, redness, or other symptoms, they may need ocular surgery.
Cats and dogs commonly undergo eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion and entropion surgery, orbit exenteration, and cherry eye surgery.
Our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Hermitage if your pet requires surgery.
- Mass Removal
Masses associated with the skin can develop in cats and dogs. Masses can also form inside the body cavity, posing a serious or even life-threatening threat.
For both cats and dogs, mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure.
- Foreign Body
Foreign objects can be ingested or become stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet ate an object they shouldn't have or was injured in an accident, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
Pet surgery may necessitate the use of specialized skills or equipment in some cases. If this is the case with your animal, your veterinarian will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Hermitage and will collaborate with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the best possible care.
When living tissue is cut, broken, burned, torn, or damaged in any other way, it leaves a wound.
Any time these wounds aren't healing properly, they need to be treated by a qualified veterinarian right away.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgery is used to treat injuries and diseases affecting your pet's bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures. If your dog or cat has a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care, your veterinarian will refer you to a veterinarian in the Hermitage area.
- 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.
Pre-surgical assessments. To determine if your pet is at risk of anesthesia-related complications, we will confirm the procedure's details, conduct a physical examination of the patient, and ensure that blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the veterinarian.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are carried out in a separate surgical suite. To prevent infection and cross-contamination, this room is kept completely sterile.
Surgical attire. When in the surgical suite, our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times. Those involved in the procedure will also be outfitted in sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. Each time we perform surgery, we take great care to thoroughly clean, sterilize, and package all of our surgical equipment.
At Hermitage Animal Clinic, we use surgical lasers instead of scalpels in many of our routine surgeries.
Lasers are an excellent way to reduce the risk of infection in your pet's surgical wound. They also increase healing speed and cause them less pain and post-op discomfort.
We are proud to be one of the few veterinary practices in the Hermitage area that offers laser surgery. We want you and your pet to have a comfortable experience with us, so we'll do everything we can to accomplish it.