Surgery for Cats & Dogs
We offer a variety of surgical procedures for cats, dogs, and exotic pets at our Westfield animal clinic, utilizing stringent surgical protocols.
In every surgery, we perform an experienced nurse will provide your pet with anesthesia and pain management. They will also continuously monitor your companion's condition electronic patient monitoring equipment.
Following your pet's operation, pain management and post-operative monitoring become our top priorities. Your veterinarian will give your very detailed instructions on how to care for your pet at home.
What to Expect from Surgery
Our veterinary team will always keep you completely informed about the reasons why we are recommending surgery for your pet and about any post-operative care your animal friend will require at home. At our clinic, we practice stringent surgical protocols.
At Westfield Animal Hospital, we conduct a range of medical and emergency surgeries to help treat conditions and diseases in companion animals or to repair injuries that were obtained due to trauma.
Our Westfield vets regularly conduct the elective and non-elective surgeries listed below:
- Spaying & Neutering
When our Westfield vets neuter or spay a dog or cat, they are surgically sterilizing them to prevent diseases and give them a longer life expectancy.
- Biopsies & Exploratory
We conduct this surgery in the abdomen and generally use it to remove tumors or foreign objects from a pet's stomach or intestine. We can also use it to take biopsies from a cat or dog's internal organs.
- Mass Removal
Dog and Cats are able to develop masses related to their skin. Masses can also develop inside a body cavity and can potentially be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a relatively common operation for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Occasionally, foreign objects can get ingested or stuck inside a pet's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or was in an accident that has left them injured, we are able to implement foreign body surgery to remove it.
Sometimes, specialized skills or equipment are required to perform surgery for pets. In these situations, our vet will refer you to a cat, dog, or exotic pet surgeon near Westfield and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to make sure your animal companion gets the best possible care.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians offer dental surgeries for cats and dogs. These surgeries can include jaw fracture repairs, tooth extractions, and gum disease treatment.
The Surgery Process
We know the thought of bringing your pet in for surgery can be scary. We want to assure you that we only recommend surgery when it is in your animal friend's best interest.
Our team will make sure that you completely understand the reasons why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable deciding to move forward with the procedure.
If your pet needs more advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgical specialist or a pet surgeon near Westfield, and work closely with them to make sure your pet gets the highest quality of care possible.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the surgery, complete a physical examination of your pet, 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. We perform all of our surgeries in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept fully sterile in order to prevent cross-contamination or infection.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks the entire time that they are in the surgical suite. Anyone involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We make sure to carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.