Routine and Specialized Pet Surgery
Your pet may need to have surgery at some point in their life as part of their treatment. Aside from their spay and neuter surgery, they might need a soft tissue or orthopedic procedure to correct a problem they acquire later in life. We hope this won’t be the case for your loved one, but should they have need of our pet surgery services here in Texarkana, we have plenty to offer.
Our Pet Surgery Services
Here at Wisdom Animal Clinic, we can perform a variety of surgeries for routine or corrective purposes. Our skilled veterinarians can work with soft tissue and orthopedic cases, and can also utilize the CO2 surgical laser for select procedures. Our surgical services include:
- Spaying and neutering
- Minor oral surgery
- Abdominal surgeries
- Gastrointestinal surgeries
- Urinary tract surgeries
- Orthopedic surgeries
- CCL repair
- Femoral head osteotomy
- Amputations (as needed)
We’re pleased to offer laser surgery for certain procedures to decrease bleeding, post-incision swelling, and pain. Unlike a traditional scalpel, the surgical laser cauterizes blood vessels and nerve endings to greatly reduce blood loss and discomfort, and results in a shorter, easier recovery for your pet. Surgeries that can benefit from the use of our surgical laser include:
- Some skin incisions
- Mass removals
- Certain oral procedures
Pre-anesthetic exams and blood work are standard procedure before any surgery, and if we detect an illness or some other problem in your pet that could jeopardize their safety, we will postpone their surgery.
Our surgical suite has the most advanced and reliable anesthetic and monitoring equipment, and IV fluid therapy is utilized during every procedure to maintain blood pressure and hydration levels. An experienced technician is always standing by to monitor your pet’s vitals and make sure they’re comfortable. They’ll be closely monitored throughout their recovery, and you will be notified as soon as your four-legged friend is ready to go home. When you arrive, we’ll sit down with you and discuss what you need to do to see them through their recovery.
While your pet is recovering at home, we encourage you to stay in touch if you have any concerns or questions. Some pets try to chew or lick at their incisions, which can lead to infection or torn sutures that need to be replaced. Never hesitate to reach out to our hospital in Texarkana while your pet is recuperating at home. Give us a call at (903) 793-1193 so we can help you!