Surgery

Surgery

Surgery at Dogwood Veterinary Hospital begins with a consultation with our veterinarians to determine the best procedure for your pet. We provide pre-anesthetic labwork to identify any metabolic abnormalities before your animal undergoes surgery. Our veterinary team administers pre-medications to keep your pet relaxed and allows us to use a lower dose of anesthetic gas. We provide pain management before, during, and after the procedure. Your pet will be prepared for surgery using aseptic technique, and the doctors follow sterile protocols during every procedure. A technician will monitor your pet’s vital signs (heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, body temperature) during the procedure, and a technician is dedicated to your pet’s recovery and comfort while they are in the hospital.

Whenever applicable, our veterinarians use a laser surgical technique to decrease bleeding and bruising, increase healing time, and allow for a smaller incision. We also use Class IV laser therapy post-operative which has been proven to speed healing time and improve wound closure.

Dr. Horsley can perform the following procedures:

  • Spay
  • Neuter
  • Gastropexy
  • Mass Removal
  • Exploratory
  • Enterotomy
  • Intestinal Resectioning and Anastomosis
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Cystotomy
  • Entropion and Ectropion Repair
  • Cherry Eye Repair
  • Eye Removal (Enucleation)
  • Anal Gland Ablation
  • Knee Repair – Lateral Suture
  • Knee Repair – Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
  • Fracture Repair
  • Femoral Head Osteotomy
  • Limb Amputations
  • Hematoma Repair
  • Periodontal Extractions and Oral Surgery
  • Dewclaw Removal
  • Hernia Repair

If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us at 770-253-3416 to schedule a consultation with your Dogwood Veterinary Hospital veterinarian.