Surgical Services for Pets
We offer a wide variety of veterinary surgical procedures for your beloved pets at our Oklahoma City clinic, always following stringent surgical protocols.
During each vet surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment while administering pain management to make your pet as comfortable as possible.
Our team offers comprehensive post-operative monitoring and pain management following surgery and will ensure that you are well-prepared to provide ongoing care throughout your pet's recovery.
What to Expect from Vet Surgery
We will always ensure that you are fully aware and well-informed about any procedure that we recommend and regarding any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We always practice stringent surgical protocols at our animal hospital.
At Putnam North Animal Hospital, our veterinarians are able to perform various medical and emergency surgeries in order to help treat diseases and conditions in family pets or repair injuries due to accidents or trauma.
Our Oklahoma City vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from jaw fracture repair surgeries to tooth extractions and gum disease treatment.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are accidentally ingested or get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body through injury or trauma.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, it will be possible for them to undergo 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 Oklahoma City and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the same level of care that we would provide.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs may potentially develop masses on or underneath the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is one of the more common surgical procedures for both cats and dogs
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat is experiencing a serious condition or injury that will require advanced specialized care then your vet will refer your dog or cat to a veterinary surgeon near Oklahoma City.
- Soft Tissue Surgery
If your dog or cat is suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
Some other soft tissue surgical procedures that we perform include urogenital, oncological, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent unwanted litters or various life-threatening diseases from occuring.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged in a way that requires veterinary intervention.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as quickly as possible to avoid infection and potential complications.
The Veterinary Surgery Process
Surgery can be a frightening experience for not only the pet but for you as an owner as well. Rest assured that our experienced veterinarians will only recommend surgery when it is the only viable option.
We will do everything we can to ensure that you are fully informed about the recommended procedure and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires a specialized procedure outside the scope of our team, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Oklahoma City, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the same care standards that we hold our own team to.
Surgical protocols at our animal hospital:
- Pre-surgical assessments
We will confirm the recommended procedure that is to be performed, complete a full examination of your pet prior to beginning, and ensure that any necessary blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to minimize anesthesia-related complications.
- Dedicated surgical suites
Our team utilizes a surgical suite in order to perform all surgical procedures. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
- Surgical attire
Our staff will always wear protective gear while in the surgical suite and around your pet. Those involved in the procedure will be sure to also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves at all times.
- Sterile packs and equipment
We take the time to ensure that all tools and equipment are clean, sterile and wrapped properly prior to each procedure.