As a pet owner, you may wonder if there will ever be a time when your pet will need surgery. Depending on their age, breed, health and other factors, they might need to undergo a spay or neuter procedure, or they may have an acute condition that requires correction. Regardless of the circumstances, your veterinarian will take time to explain your pet’s current situation, what kind of surgery they will need, and what you can expect before, during, and after their surgery. With our advanced equipment and CO2 surgical laser, we follow the safest and most up-to-date surgery protocols here in Callaway to ensure that your pet will recover comfortably and fully.
Our Surgical Services
We’re happy to offer state-of-the-art pet surgery services to the companion animals of Southern Maryland. These services include:
- Spaying and neutering
- Mass removals
- Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
- Foreign body removal
- Cherry eye
- Enucleation (eye removal)
- Repair to corneal ulcers
- Anal gland removal
- …and more
Our veterinarians can also perform endoscopies to remove internal tissue samples for biopsies. For pets in need of orthopedic surgery, we refer to a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.
Our CO2 surgical laser can be used for soft tissue procedures that may result in heavier bleeding and require more precision, such as mass removals. The surgical laser seals nerve endings and blood vessels as it cuts, reducing blood loss. Pain and inflammation are also greatly reduced, allowing the patient to adjust and recover more quickly.
What You Can Expect
We never perform surgeries on pets unless we have examined them fully and determined that they can be safely sedated. All patients receive pain medication and antibiotics before their surgery, and receive fluids during surgery to maintain blood pressure. A dedicated veterinary assistant will be standing by throughout the entire surgery to monitor your pet’s vitals and make sure they’re comfortable. Your pet will also be closely monitored during their recovery, and you will be notified when your pet is ready to return home.
Your veterinarian will explain every step of the surgery process with you prior to your pet’s appointment, and will be happy to ease your concerns and answer your questions. For more about our pet surgery services in Southern Maryland, call us today at (301) 994-9919.