Our vets perform many surgical procedures at our Bedford animal hospital, including soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter procedures, ocular surgeries, C-sections and more.
At our Bedford animal hospital, we offer a wide selection of procedures for cats and dogs using stringent surgical protocols and surgical techniques.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and use electronic patient monitoring equipment to continuously monitor your pet. Pain management is also provided.
After surgery, our priorities shift to pain management and post-operative monitoring. You will also be provided with detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We commit to keeping you fully informed about why a certain surgical procedure is being recommended. You'll also have a chance to discuss and ask questions about any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
Our vets at Fine Animal Hospital routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are used to treat pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for urogenital, oncological, gastrointestinal, skin and hepatic disorders.
Puppies or kittens are removed from their mother's uterus during a Caesarean section.
Typically, C-sections are performed when the mother is unable to safely give birth naturally.
Is your pet experiencing redness, swelling or pain in or around their eyes? They may need ocular surgery?
Cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, eyelid tumor removal, cherry eye surgery and exenteration of the orbit are all common ocular procedures.
- Mass Removal
Masses associated with the skin can develop in both cats and dogs. These can also grow inside a body cavity and can become serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
With orthopedic surgeries, we can correct diseases and injuries of your pet's joints, bones, tendons, ligaments and other skeletal structures.
- Spaying & Neutering
When a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease. This will also provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians offer dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries may range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We understand that you may be feeling nervous about the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery. Please rest assured that surgery is only recommended when it's in your furry friend's best interests.
We will make sure you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are confident about making the choice to move ahead.
Surgical Protocols at Our Clinic
We follow surgical protocols to prevent infection and keep your pet safe and give him or her the best chance at a successful procedure and smooth recovery.
- Pre-Surgical Assessments
The specifics of the procedure will be confirmed and your vet will physically examine your pet. The vet will complete and review any required blood tests to determine whether your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
- Dedicated Surgical Suites
Surgeries are performed in our dedicated surgical suite. We keep this room completely sterile to prevent cross-contamination and infection.
- Surgical Attire
When they are in the surgical suite, every staff member wears disposable masks and caps at all times. Anyone involved in the procedure itself will wear single-use gloves and sterile gowns.
- Sterile Packs & Equipment
Surgical instruments and equipment are carefully cleaned, sterilized and wrapped before every surgery.