At Animal Care Extraordinaire we can provide your dog or cat with many of the surgical procedures they may need, following strict surgical protocols.
Every surgical patient has a dedicated nurse who will administer their anesthesia and continually monitor your pet's vitals with electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative pain management and supervision are our priority after all surgical procedures. Your vet will provide detailed at-home care instructions.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you fully informed about why we are proposing a surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care you will need to give your pet. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Animal Care Extraordinaire, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Stuart vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Stuart and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
A gastropexy is a surgical procedure that is sometimes performed by our surgeons in Stuart to offer large breed dogs a reduced risk of gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), also known as bloat.
Bloat commonly affected breeds include Great Danes, German Shepherds, Standard Poodles, Basset Hounds, Weimaraners, and Irish Setters.
- Cat Laser Declawing
Declawing for cats is a procedure performed under strict surgical protocols and proper use of anesthetics. It is performed with the animal's best interest in mind, and we believe that it will reduce cats being left at shelters and euthanized due to behavioral issues that can't be amended.
Laser declawing is considered by some in the veterinary community to be the most humane method for declawing. The toes undergo less trauma with laser, nerve endings are “sealed” off leading to less pain, and less bleeding occurs
The Surgery Process
We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your cat or dog requires advanced care or a surgical procedure we don't offer such as orthopedic surgery, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Stuart, and work closely with your veterinary surgical specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, 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. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.