Our Ruckersville vets perform a number of surgical procedures, including veterinary soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter procedures, splenectomies and more.

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Surgical Services for Pets

At our Ruckersville clinic, we offer surgical procedures for cats and dogs, using stringent surgical protocols. 

A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment during each surgery. Our team will also provide pain management. 

After surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management become priority. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care.

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What to Expect from Surgery

We are committed to always keeping 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. 

Surgical Procedures

At Ruckersville Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat conditions and diseases in pets, and to repair injuries sustained through trauma. 

Our vets routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    Soft tissue surgical procedures are for pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders. 

    These procedures are also available for cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, urogenital, oncological and skin disorders. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    Spaying or neutering a cat or dog means that we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

  • C-Sections

    During Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.

    C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.

     
  • Ocular

    If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.

    Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.

    Cats or dogs sometimes require veterinary surgical specialists to perform surgeries. If this is true for your pet, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Ruckersville and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

  • Mass Removal

    Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses 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.

    In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Ruckersville and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    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 such as FHO (femoral head ostectomy), fracture repair, patellas, amputation, cruciate repair and meniscal repair correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.

    If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Ruckersville.

  • 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.

  • Splenectomy

    During a splenectomy, the spleen is either partially or entirely removed. It is most often performed for dogs and cats in cases of torsion, trauma, neoplasia and disease. 

The Surgery Process

We understand that the idea of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please rest assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion. 

We will address any questions you may have and ensure you fully understand why surgery is being recommended, and that you are comfortable with making the choice to move forward. 

If your pet needs advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Ruckersville, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

Surgical protocols at our clinic include:

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.

Surgical attire. Our staff wears 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.