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Pet General Surgery

Pet general surgery is a branch of veterinary medicine that involves surgical procedures performed on animals to diagnose, treat, or correct a variety of medical conditions.

Pet General Surgery in Belmont, NC

General pet surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures and can be performed on different body systems and organs.


Pet General Surgery

Our veterinary surgeons are trained and experienced in performing a variety of surgical interventions on animals. These surgeries encompass a wide range of conditions, such as spaying and neutering, tumor removals, orthopedic repairs, dental procedures, and more. Prior to surgery, our team will conduct thorough preoperative assessments to evaluate your pet’s health and determine the most suitable approach. Our skilled veterinarians utilize advanced techniques, modern equipment, and anesthesia during the surgery to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort. Post-operative care and monitoring are crucial aspects of the process, promoting proper healing and a smooth recovery.

Here are some common examples of pet general surgery procedures:

  • Soft tissue surgery: This includes procedures such as spaying and neutering (ovariohysterectomy and castration), tumor removal, gastrointestinal surgery (for conditions like foreign body ingestion, intestinal obstruction, or tumor removal), urinary bladder surgery (such as bladder stone removal or tumor resection), and surgery of the respiratory system (such as removal of masses or correction of congenital defects).
  • Orthopedic surgery: Our veterinary surgeons work closely with a board-certified veterinary orthopedic surgeon who can come to our hospital and perform orthopedic procedures to address musculoskeletal issues in pets. These include fracture repairs, joint surgeries (such as cruciate ligament repairs or joint stabilization), limb amputations, and corrective procedures for developmental orthopedic diseases like hip or elbow dysplasia.
  • Wound management and reconstructive surgery: Our surgeons may perform wound debridement, wound closure, skin grafting, or reconstructive procedures to promote healing and restore function and appearance in pets with extensive injuries or tissue loss.
  • Ophthalmic surgery: Veterinary ophthalmologists, who specialize in eye care for animals, perform corneal surgery, eyelid surgery, cataract removal, and intraocular procedures to address various eye conditions and improve vision.
  • Emergency surgery: In critical or life-threatening situations, emergency surgeries may be performed to address conditions like trauma, acute abdomen (sudden-onset abdominal pain), gastrointestinal perforation, urinary obstruction, or torsion (twisting) of organs.

During surgery, our veterinary surgeons take precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of the animal, including the administration of anesthesia, pain management, and monitoring vital signs throughout the procedure. They may use advanced surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy or arthroscopy), when appropriate to minimize trauma and promote faster recovery.

If your pet requires general surgery, it is essential to consult with a qualified veterinarian who will evaluate the condition and recommend the most appropriate surgical approach. We will discuss the risks, benefits, and post-operative care required to ensure a successful outcome for your pet.