Pet Surgery

Whether your pet is experiencing an emergency or needs to be spayed or neutered, our surgical services are available to you. Our experienced veterinarians and technicians are dedicated to giving every patient the individual attention they deserve, with treatment tailored to their specific needs. From soft-tissue surgeries to orthopedics, we do our very best to make surgery safe, painless, and as stress-free as possible for pets and their loving owners.

Talk to us about your pet’s surgical needs. Do you have any concerns or questions? Let us know!

Pet Surgery in Wilkesboro: Veterinarian Operating On Patient
Pet Surgery in Wilkesboro: Vet Operates On Patient

What Our Surgical Suite Offers

For every pet that walks through our doors, we offer the highest standard of safety during their surgical procedure, which includes:

  • A full in-house laboratory for performing pre-surgical blood work
  • State-of-the-art anesthesia monitoring equipment and surgical tools
  • An environment that meets or exceeds safety standards
  • A highly capable surgical team
  • Customized pain management and anesthesia protocols for every pet
  • Warm blankets and post-op monitoring to keep pets comfortable and safe

Our Services

We’re pleased to offer a combination of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, which include:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Tumor and cyst removal
  • Foreign body removal
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastrotomy

Orthopedics we can perform include:

  • Fracture repair
  • Femoral head ostectomy (FHO)
  • Medial patella luxation repair
  • Cruciate ligament repair (TTA)

Scheduling Surgery for Your Pet

A surgical procedure is much more elaborate than a physical exam, so an appointment is necessary. Furthermore, if we haven’t seen your pet within the year, we'll need to evaluate their health and possibly do blood work to minimize risk during surgery.

In addition to reserving the actual surgery, scheduled appointments give time for our veterinarians and technicians to monitor your pet's full recovery in the following days. Depending on the nature of the surgery, we may also want to see your pet for a follow-up visit to make sure their recovery is going smoothly, and to answer any questions you have.

Spay and Neuter to Change Animal Lives for the Better

Spaying and neutering are highly recommended for a complete pet health program. Crowded shelters and booming stray animal populations are still big issues around the country, but spaying and neutering can prevent unexpected litters and ultimately ease the strain on local shelters. Additionally, these surgeries can benefit the health of their canine and feline recipients—for reasons beyond population control.

Spay and Neuter Surgery in Wilkesboro: Cat and Dog Standing Together
Spay and Neuter Surgery in Wilkesboro: Cat and Dog Smiling

Health Benefits

Hormone production in male and female dogs and cats can lead to cancer development, and these cancers cannot always be treated successfully. Research has also found a possible correlation between spaying and neutering and pets living longer.

The most important benefits to consider before having your pet spayed or neutered include:

  • No unwanted pregnancies
  • No heat cycle (females)
  • Less tendency to roam in search of a mate (males and females)
  • A lower risk for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer (females)
  • A lower risk for testicular cancer and prostate cancer (males)
  • Less likelihood of spraying/marking in the house (male dogs and cats)
  • Less risk of becoming aggressive (males)
  • Also less likely to engage in mounting behaviors (males)