Surgery

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Desexing

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Soft Tissue

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Orthopaedic

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Caesarean Section

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Eye & Ear

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Specialist

Our team is well equipped to perform most soft-tissue and orthopaedic procedures. We are experienced in common procedures such as routine desexing, but are also proficient in more difficult orthopaedic procedures such as cruciate ligament replacement and fracture repairs.

Surgical Procedures

We perform a wide range of surgical procedures at our clinics, including soft tissue, orthopaedic, caesarean section, ophthalmic, and ear procedures. Our practice has a treatment room where patients are anaesthetised and prepped for their procedure and a separate dedicated operating theatre where the sterile operations are carried out. During surgery your pet will be closely observed by a highly trained anaesthetic nurse, using the latest monitoring equipment. All patients receive a pre-med after they are admitted, which includes a sedative and pain relief. The comfort and well-being of your pet is extremely important to us so all patients receive intravenous fluids before, during and after the procedure to help them recover from general anaesthesia faster.
 
In addition to a pre-operative physical examination we also offer a pre-anaesthetic blood screen to all patients prior to undergoing a general anaesthetic. This blood test measures liver & kidney values, important organs as they are responsible for removing anaesthetic agents from the blood stream. If abnormalities are detected we may adjust your pets protocol or in some cases delay it.
 
Most procedures involve hospitalisation for the day, however some more complicated surgeries may require the patient to be hospitalised overnight so that continuous pain relief can be administered.
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Desexing

We firmly believe that desexing of pets is an important part of responsible pet ownership and we recommend that all pets not belonging to registered breeders are desexed. 

Desexing pets at a young age has both ethical and medical benefits. Early desexing helps prevent unwanted litters (many of which end up being euthanased). Neutering also has important health benefits. Desexing male dogs greatly reduces the incidence of prostatic and testicular disease, as well as reducing aggression and roaming. Desexing females reduces the possibility of life-threatening uterus infections, as well as greatly minimising the risk of mammary (breast) cancer.

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When Should I Desex My Dog or Cat?

For cats and most dogs the optimum age for desexing is 5 – 6 months. Research suggests that for certain large breeds of dog we recommend speaking with one of our veterinarians as there may be benefits to waiting until some individuals are older.

How is the Desexing Carried Out?

We schedule desexing surgery for any weekday. Your pet is admitted for the day, a pre-anaesthetic assessment is carried out by the vet and a sedative is administered to help relax them. The desexing procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic. All patients are placed on an intravenous drip for the day to help maintain blood pressure and aid recovery. Antibiotics and painkillers are administered post operatively.

Your pet is monitored by a trained nurse from induction of the anaesthetic until they are awake and sitting up. The most up-to-date monitoring equipment is used to assess temperature, pulse & respiratory rate as well as oxygen levels and blood pressure. Once patients are fully awake they may be offered a drink and are usually ready for discharge the same afternoon. Post operative pain relief is provided for the days following the operation and sutures are removed 10-14 days later.

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