At our Mount Vernon animal clinic we offer a range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs and always live up to stringent surgical protocols.
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 Surgery at Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Mount Vernon
Our team always works to keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure for your dog or cat, and regarding any post-operative care that your pet will require at home.
At Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Mount Vernon, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Restoring your pet to good health is our goal. In some cases, surgery is the best or only way to help resolve a health problem or injury.
Our Mount Vernon vets routinely perform many of 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
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 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 veterinary 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 an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, 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 Mount Vernon 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.
These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- 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 Veterinary Surgery Process
Please be assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable deciding to move ahead.
Pets that require advanced care will be referred to a veterinary surgeon near Mount Vernon. We will work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, perform an examination of the patient, and run blood tests to determine if your pet faces any risk of 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. Staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.