Veterinary Surgery at Pittsford
At Pittsford Animal Hospital, we are committed to keeping your pet stress-free and comfortable during every procedure. We provide a range of surgical services and have the ability to perform many advanced procedures.
What You Can Expect
Before every surgery, we review the entire process from start to finish, answering your questions and explaining the details of the procedure. Post-surgery, we notify you once your pet has woken up and keep you informed of his or her condition.
Anesthesia and Pain Management
All surgery includes the need for anesthesia and pain management. Modern anesthetics are very safe, and we perform a full physical and bloodwork to evaluate anesthetic risk.
During surgery, we monitor using special equipment tailored specifically to your pet’s needs. These can include:
- Heart rate
- Respiratory rate
- Doppler blood pressure
- Oxygen levels
Post-surgery, we tailor pain management to each patient. This can include pain medications that will help to maintain your pet’s level of comfort during recovery.
At Pittsford Animal Hospital, we provide a full range of necessary surgical procedures, including:
- Spaying and Neutering: Removing the ovaries (spaying) or testicles (neutering) will help to prevent heat cycles in females and prevent reproduction. Spaying is a more complicated, invasive procedure than neutering. Both spaying and neutering are important for female and male pets. For most pets we recommend spaying/neutering around 6 months of age, but your veterinarian will advise based on size.
- Soft Tissue Surgery: This includes procedures that do not involve bones or joints, including abdominal, bladder, and urethral, eye and face, cardiovascular and wound repair procedures.
- Orthopedic Surgery: This kind of surgery involves the repair of bones and joints. We perform simple fracture repair and joint surgery. Referral to a board certified veterinary surgeon may be needed for more complicated procedures.
- Tumor and Growth Removal: Procedures for removal of tumors can be done for health or cosmetic reasons, depending on the nature of the growth. When we remove a growth, the procedure is followed by testing to determine whether a growth is benign or cancerous; we can provide recommendations for follow-up treatment.
- Dewclaw Removal: If your dog is born with extra toes on the rear feet, your veterinarian may recommend their removal so they do not get caught on objects or become infected.