Surgery

Advances in Veterinary medicine and surgery are always ongoing, and we believe in offering the very safest treatment and care available. This, along with the advanced nature of our equipment and facilities, plus our choice of the most modern anaesthetics, means that your pet couldn’t be in better hands.

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The surgeons at Vale Vets are trained in a wide array of surgical procedures. When your pet’s surgical needs fall outside of our scope, we will refer you to the appropriate veterinary specialist and work together with them to ensure a successful outcome. An example of surgery routinely under taken at Vale Vets includes:

Spays and neuters (including retained testicles)

 Soft tissue surgery:

  • Mass removal
  • Laceration repair
  • Bladder surgery
  • Ear canal resections
  • Intestinal surgery
  • Thyroidectomies

Orthopaedic surgery:

  • Fracture repair
  • Torn cruciate repair
  • Limb amputation

If warranted we will strongly encourage your pet to have an pre-anaesthetic blood test so that we may know how your pet’s organ systems are functioning and therefore choose the safest anaesthesia for your pet. This will always be offered and actively encouraged in the our slightly older pets. Also strongly advised is the use of intra-operative IV fluids to help support and stabilize the blood pressure during anaesthesia. The vital signs during anaesthesia are closely monitored for each surgical patient using our state of the art pulse Oximeter and of course our expert surgical team. Pain management is a top priority for any surgical patient and will be personalised for your pet’s specific needs. After the procedure is over, your pet will receive individualised care until they are fully recovered. Then the vet will contact you to let you know that your pet is safely out of surgery has recovered from anaesthesia.

We realise that even routine surgeries can be stressful for you. We arrange a pre-surgical appointment for every surgery to explain the procedure, pre and post-operative directives and to address any concerns you may have. Our commitment to a successful surgery does not end when your pet leaves the hospital. We schedule postoperative appointments to ensure that your pet has healed well, minimising the stress for both you and your pet as much as possible.