Our vets in Citrus County perform a number of veterinary surgical procedures, from dental procedures to soft-tissue surgeries, spay & neuter operations, c-sections and more.
At our animal hospital, we offer a wide range of veterinary surgical procedures for cats and dogs using stringent surgical protocols and surgical techniques.
During every veterinary surgery at our Citrus County clinic, a dedicated nurse administers anesthesia and continuously monitors your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. We also provide pain management.
After surgery, our priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Vet Surgery
We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why a certain surgical procedure is being recommended, in addition to any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our animal hospital.
The vets at Dunnellon Animal Hospital regularly perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders are eligible for soft tissue surgical procedures.
These operations are also available for oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, skin, and urogenital disorders.
During Caesarean sections, puppies and kittens are removed from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are usually performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is experiencing redness, swelling, pain, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, eyelid tumor removal, cherry eye surgery, and exenteration of the orbit.
- Mass Removal
Skin-associated masses can develop in cats and dogs. These may also grow inside the body cavity and may turn serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both dogs and cats.
- Foreign Body
Foreign objects can sometimes become stuck inside a dog's or cat's body.
Whether your pet has ingested an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we're able to perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
If living tissue has been broken, cut, torn, burnt, or otherwise damaged, wounds can occur.
It's imperative that wounds are cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Spaying & Neutering
When a dog is spayed or neutered, he or she is surgically sterilized to prevent disease. They may also enjoy an extended life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries may range from tooth extractions to jaw fracture repairs and gum disease treatment.
The Surgery Process
It may be frightening to think about bringing your pet in for surgery. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry friend.
We will explain the procedure so you fully understand why it's being recommended. We will also make sure you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. The specifics of the procedure will be confirmed and we will perform a physical examination. The vet will also take blood tests and review them to find out if your pet is at risk of any anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in our dedicated surgical suite, which is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Any time they are in the surgical suite, our staff wear disposable masks and caps. Those involved in the procedure itself also wear single-use gloves and sterile gowns.
Sterile packs and equipment. Our surgical equipment and instruments are carefully cleaned, sterilized, and wrapped before every surgery.
New patients are always welcome.
We look forward to meeting your precious pet at Dunnellon Animal Hospital.