Surgical Procedures for Pets
We offer surgical services to address a range of wellness, diseases, and conditions for cats and dogs at our Hattiesburg and Wiggins clinics. Our adherence to strict surgical protocol is a part of our dedication to providing the very best care for your pet.
During each veterinary surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery
We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and about any post-operative care for your pet at home.
At Hattiesburg and Wiggins, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Hattiesburg and Wiggins 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 are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
Spaying or neutering refers to surgically sterilizing dogs and cats 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 typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or 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.
Whether your pet has eaten something they shouldn't have, or an accident injured them and introduced the foreign object into their body, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
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 Hattiesburg and Wiggins 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.
If your pet sustains a wound, it is imperative that it be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries address injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat has a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your pet to a specialist vet surgeon near Hattiesburg and Wiggins.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians perform dental surgeries for dogs and cats ranging from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Veterinary 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 go over details of the procedure, explaining why we are recommending surgery and ensuring that you are comfortable with deciding to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced or specialized care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Hattiesburg and Wiggins and work closely with them to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic
Pre-surgical assessments. We will go over and confirm the specifics of the procedure, perform a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine whether your pet can safely be put under anesthesia.
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 are also outfitted with sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgical procedure.