Our vets in Smokey Point perform numerous surgical procedures, including veterinary ocular surgery, C-sections, spay & neuter procedures, soft tissue surgery and more. 

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Surgery for Cats & Dogs

At our Smokey Point clinic, we offer a wide selection of surgical procedures for dogs and cats, using stringent surgical protocols. 

During each surgery, our dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia. Your pet will be continuously monitored using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management is also provided. 

Following surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management become our priority. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care. 

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What to Expect from Surgery

We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure, along with any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic. 

Surgical Procedures

At Advanced Care Animal Clinic, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.

Our Smokey Point vets routinely perform 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. 

  • C-Sections

    During Caesarean 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. 

  • Ocular

    Is your pet experiencing redness, pain, swelling or other symptoms in or around their eyes? They may need ocular surgery. 

    Common ocular procedures for dogs and cats include cataract surgery, eyelid tumor removal, cherry eye surgery, exenteration of the orbit, ectropion surgery and entropion 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 Smokey Point 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 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 Smokey Point and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    When living tissue has been burnt, cut, broken, torn or otherwise damaged, wounds occur. 

    It's critical that these wounds be disinfected, cleaned and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible. 

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    With orthopedic surgery, we can treat diseases and correct injuries of your pet's tendons, ligaments, bones, joints and other skeletal structures. If your dog is suffering from an injury or condition that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Smokey Point.

  • Dental Surgery

    Dental surgeries for dogs and cats can range from tooth extractions to jaw fracture repairs and gum disease treatment. 

The Surgery Process

We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be overwhelming. Please rest assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in your furry friend's best interests. 

We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead. 

If your pet needs advanced care, our vets can refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Smokey Point, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

Surgical protocols at our clinic include:

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 wear 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.