Why We Recommend Pet Surgery

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While the topic of pet surgery might make you anxious, we can assure you that our state-of-the-art equipment and capable veterinary team will keep your pet as safe as possible. We recommend surgery only if we know that your pet will experience significant benefits and enjoy a healthier, happier life. Our hospital in White Bear Lake offers a variety of general and more advanced surgical services for cats and dogs alike. We are also privileged to have board-certified surgeons we can call in for more specialized procedures. 

Accommodating your pet's health needs and improving their quality of life are our primary goals with surgery. If you have questions that need answering or concerns that need to be addressed, one of our veterinarians will be glad to give you the information you need. 

Our General and Orthopedic Surgical Services

Our diverse range of pet surgery services allow our veterinary team to provide for virtually every kind of patient. These include:

General & Soft Tissue

  • Spaying and neutering
  • Mass removals
  • Foreign body removal
  • Splenectomy (partial or complete spleen removal)
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
  • Amputation

Orthopedic

  • Lateral sutures for ACL repair
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
  • Patellar luxation

Advanced Surgeries

We can partner with local, board-certified surgeons for more specialized procedures, such as:

  • Thoracic surgery
  • Heart surgery
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Fracture repair

Keeping Your Pet Safe

Our veterinarians implement the most up-to-date pre-anesthetic and monitoring protocols for every surgical procedure to ensure patient safety. Therefore, every pet needs to undergo a physical examination before their surgery. This allows us to check for underlying health problems and determine whether further treatment will be necessary. If your pet is a senior or has a history of illness, we will need to do blood work for a more in-depth evaluation. 

We take extensive measures to keep your pet safe and comfortable while they are in surgery:

  • IV catheterization for the quick administration of antibiotics, analgesics and fluids
  • Full monitoring by a certified veterinary technician
  • Monitoring of blood pressure, temperature, ECG and oxygen saturation levels
  • We use safe, heated pads to keep pets warm
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Planning Surgery for Your Pet

Surgery is an important form of treatment for acute, chronic, and emergency health issues. Whether your veterinarian recently recommended surgery for your pet or you suspect it may be the next step in their care, we would be happy to talk with you.

You can set up a consultation to discuss the process in more detail, or we can perform a pre-anesthetic health check to make sure that surgery will be safe for your pet. Call us today at (651) 426-2246 to schedule an appointment or request more information. 

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