Surgery

Surgery

There’s no getting around it – surgery for our pets is always a little scary, even when the procedure is as simple as a spay or neuter. At Fremont Animal Hospital, we’ve made our surgery suite a worry-free zone. How have we done that? By making patient safety and comfort our main priority.

Some people are concerned about anesthesia, and while there is always a degree of risk, we utilize the safest available anesthetics and require pre-anesthetic blood testing to ensure that your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. Your pet’s vital signs will also be monitored throughout the procedure.

Our experienced veterinarians and support staff provide skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures, ensuring your pet recovers quickly and with minimum discomfort. We’ll also make sure to go over the discharge details of caring for your pet after surgery, including what to expect, things to watch for, post-op medications and check-ups.

Our hospital provides a full range of surgical services, including:

  • Spay/Neuter – In addition to preventing unwanted litters, spaying and neutering has many health and behavior benefits for pets. Talk to your veterinarian to see if this is the right decision for you and your pet, and for advice on the right age for performing this procedure.
  • Tumor Removals – Tumors can be either malignant or benign, but whatever the case may be, the safest choice might be to remove the bad cells altogether.
  • Gastrotomy/Enterotomy – This surgery is done when we’ve determined that a foreign object is inside their stomach or intestinal tract that likely won’t pass through natural means.
  • Exploratory Surgery – Sometimes external diagnostics and bloodwork can’t tell us exactly what’s wrong with your pet. We can perform an exploratory surgery to identify the issue, and hopefully provide a treatment.
  • Cystotomy Surgery – This procedure is best described as a surgical incision created in the wall of the urinary bladder to either remove ailments such as bladder stones, bladder tumors, and blood clots or to procure a bladder biopsy.
  • Splenectomy – A ruptured spleen, tumor/cancer of the spleen, splenic torsion, or infection (to name a few) can occur in your pet. If this is the case, a splenectomy, or removal of the spleen, must take place.
  • Mastectomy – If your pet is suffering from a mammary tumor, a mastectomy, or removal of the mammary tumor, should be scheduled.
  • Ophthalmological Surgery – Some cases may require a specialist but many eye issues can be resolved by our team of doctors.

If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please call us at 206-593-2442 to schedule a consultation.