Surgery and Anaesthesia
Surgery is part of life for our patients, whether it is routine procedures such as desexings and dental cleaning through to removal of foreign bodies, removing tumours or repairing serious injuries. All our vets have their own particular fields of surgical interest and experience, while we will happily refer you to specialists if that is what is best for your pet.
Before any surgery, we perform screening tests to ensure our anaesthetics are as safe as possible. If one of these tests comes back abnormal, we will call you to arrange follow-up testing before we go ahead with any procedure. During any anaesthesia, we keep our patients on intravenous fluids to support their blood pressure and improve their recovery afterwards. We also use a variety of monitoring devices to help us track your pet's vital signs throughout the anaesthesia, our favourite being a machine the same as is used in human hospitals.
Some procedures we perform:
Triple Tibial Osteotomy Cruciate Ligament Repair
De Angelis Cruciate Ligament Repair
Femoral head and neck excision
Luxating patella correction
Tumour and lump removal
Foreign body removal (from grass seeds under the skin to obstructions in the gut)
Dental cleaning and extractions
Caesarian section birthings
Gastric Dilatation / Volvulus treatment (Bloat)
Exotic animals: We also perform surgery on guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets for a range of procedures and problems