Surgical Procedures for Pets
Using stringent surgical protocols, our team offers a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Jackson TN clinic.
Throughout each 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 once the surgery is complete. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery at Jackson Animal Clinic
We believe in keeping our clients fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure for their pet, and regarding any post-operative care needed at home. Trust and honest communication is central to our relationship with the pet parents we serve.
At Jackson Animal Clinic, we perform reproductive, medical and emergency cat and dog surgeries to help treat or prevent disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our skilled team of veterinarians routinely performs 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 mass removals and ingestions as well as hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures used to sterilize pets but these procedures can also help 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.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Jackson and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- 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 surgery is a relatively 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 companion, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Jackson 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.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible, in order to help prevent infection or other complications.
- 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 suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your pe to a cat or dog orthopedic surgeon near Jackson.
- Dental Surgery
Our vets in Jackson provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your beloved pet.
We will take the time to ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your animal requires advanced care that we are unable to provide at our clinic, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Jackson, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical Protocols at Our Clinic
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order 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. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.
Spaying & NeuteringSpaying and neutering are common surgeries performed at our Jackson veterinary hospital that help to control the unwanted animal population and offer a number of health benefits to cats and dogs. Book Appointment What is Spaying & Neutering? Both spaying and neutering refe...Read more »
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