Our Wake Forest veterinarians can perform a number of surgical procedures, including soft tissue surgery, spay and neuter procedures, dental surgery and more.
We offer a wide range of veterinary surgeries for dogs and cats in our Wake Forest hospital, using advanced surgical techniques and carefully following surgical safety protocols.
During each surgery, one of our dedicated staff will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet using our patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management for your pet.
Our highest priorities after the surgery is over is pain management and post-operative monitoring. Your vet will provide thorough instructions for taking care of your pet once they return home.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
Our vets at North Wake Animal Hospital routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal and skin disorders.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. They can also grow inside a body cavity and can be 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
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons and other skeletal structures in your pet.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be an anxiety-inducing one. Be assured, however, that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interest of your pet.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Surgical attire. Our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.