Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life.
By neutering your pet you are reducing or eliminating his or her risk of reproductive tract diseases and cancers. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behaviors, including roaming, fighting, humping, spraying, and going into heat. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem and help keep more animals out of shelters.
Neutering a male involves removing the testicles (castration) while neutering a female (spaying) involves removing the ovaries +/- the uterus. These procedures need to be performed under general anesthesia! We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet's vital signs to help ensure his or her safety. Your pet will receive fluids, antibiotic, and pain medications as needed to ensure safety and comfort.
Soft Tissue Surgeries
Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. Examples of soft tissue surgery include surgeries of the eyelids and ear flaps, laceration repairs, gastric foreign body removal, bladder stone removal, and skin tumor removals.
Perhaps the most common soft tissue surgery we perform is the removal of skin tumors. Many of these masses, once they are removed and tested, are found to be benign (non-cancerous). Sometimes, however, they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a lump is important in improving the outcome for your pet!
Our surgical suite offers the latest technologies to improve your pet's health care, comfort, and outcome. We follow strict protocols for surgical sterility, monitoring, and pain management as outlined by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Orthopedic surgeries are those that do involve bone, such as amputations (digit, limb, or tail) and knee surgeries. Dr Rabaut is our FAH doctor most interested and experienced in orthopedic surgery. For more complicated orthopedic procedures a board certified veterinary surgeon is available at scheduled times for in-office consultations and in-hospital special surgeries including TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy).