Surgical

No matter what type of surgery your pet needs, we will provide pain control and personalized anesthesia to help ensure a successful outcome.

SPAYING

Spaying is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure known as an ovariohysterectomy. In this procedure, the ovaries and uterus are removed completely in order to sterilize a female dog or cat.

Spaying your pet has many benefits. Aside from preventing pregnany, the procedure can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality. By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

This operation requires a general anesthetic and complications are rare. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety. Prior to surgery, we perform an ECG and pre-surgical blood work on every pet. We require these tests so we can evaluate your pet’s kidney, liver and heart function prior to undergoing anesthesia. We also offer pain medication before and after the procedure to help your pet stay comfortable.

We will generally perform this surgery when a pet is 6 months of age. We recommend keeping the pet calm and quiet for up to 2 weeks post-surgery to allow for proper healing. Sometimes an e-collar is needed to keep pets from licking their incision which may increase healing time.

NEUTERING

Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not change your pet’s personality.

By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behavior, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety. Prior to surgery, we perform an ECG and pre-surgical blood work on every pet. We require these tests so we can evaluate your pet’s kidney, liver and heart function prior to undergoing anesthesia. We also offer pain medication before and after the procedure to help your pet stay comfortable.

We will generally perform this surgery when a pet is 6 months of age. We recommend keeping the pet calm and quiet for up to 2 weeks post-surgery to allow for proper healing. Sometimes an e-collar is needed to keep pets from licking their incision which may increase healing time.

SOFT TISSUE SURGERY

We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries at our hospital. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. These surgeries can provide many benefits to pets.

Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on pets is the removal of masses, or lumps. Most of these masses, once removed and tested, are found to be benign (nonharmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Depending on the size and location, a mass may need to be removed to help the pet move more freely. Other times a mass might need to be removed if cancer is suspected or if it bleeds easily or gets infected.

 

Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a lump is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous. We generally recommend having masses looked at by a pathologist at a lab to verify the type of mass and to determine if any additional treatment may be necessary.

CONTACT INFO:

Phone: 407-366-4486
Email: stah2000@bellsouth.net
383 Vistawilla Drive, Winter Springs, FL 32708

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8am-12pm Saturday

(Closed for major holidays)

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