Vet Med Animal Hospital Offers Pet Surgery Services
Occasionally, pets may need surgery to repair unexpected injuries or to correct conditions that affect normal function. Intensive training and experience allows your veterinarian to do surgeries that help to enhance health and improve quality of life. At Vet Med Animal Hospital in Lafayette, LA, we offer a number of surgical procedures for pets.
Spaying & Neutering Procedures
Spay and neuter surgeries are procedures that are done to prevent the birth of unwanted offspring from pets. Spaying involves removal of the ovaries and uterus from females. Neutering is removal of the testicles from male animals. Routine spay and neuter procedures are done in veterinary hospitals each year, and they are generally safe and are performed without complications. Your pet will have to rest for a few days to allow healing of the incision.
Soft Tissue Procedures
Soft tissue surgeries may be needed to close wounds from accidents or fights with other animals. Sometimes, vets may do a soft tissue procedure to remove a growth or tumor from the animal. Healing is generally fast and without incident when appropriate wound care is provided.
Orthopedics is a specialty that deals with the bones, joints, and the spine. Procedures are often done to repair bone fractures that result from trauma. Some breeds of dogs have hereditary problems with elbow dysplasia or hip dysplasia that can cause pain and can affect mobility. In addition, some animals may have luxation of the patella, the kneecap, that causes limping or an inability to use the affected leg. Others may sustain tears of the cruciate ligament, which is like an ACL tear in humans. These problems can benefit from veterinary orthopedic surgery to stabilize joints and restore normal movement.
Inserting a microchip for identification if your pet gets lost is not actually a surgical procedure, but it does require a tiny incision and special equipment. The procedure only takes a few minutes and is virtually painless for animals. The microchip itself is only the size of a grain of rice and is inserted through a hollow needle that places the device under the skin. Your pet can continue normal activities immediately after the placement of the microchip.
Make Vet Med Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in Lafayette
Dr. Tate and the team at Vet Med Animal Hospital are committed to providing compassionate, quality care for their patients in Lafayette, LA, and the surrounding areas. We offer many services for your pet’s health, including examinations, preventative care, dental care, diagnostics, and boarding. Call Vet Med Animal Hospital today at 337-456-8010 for an appointment to learn about the surgical procedures we offer to help your pet stay healthy and active.