We are proud to be able to offer our patients a wide variety of surgical procedures from our two Carrollton locations, adhering to stringent surgical protocols to keep your pets safe.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
After your pt's producer is done, post-operative monitoring and pain management are our top priorities. We will be sure to provide you with thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We offer surgical appointments Monday-Friday at both locations to accommodate both routine and elective surgeries. We can typically schedule your pets surgery during the same week that you call to request it.
We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Carroll County Animal Hospital, we are able to perform medical and emergency surgeries in order to help treat diseases and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through physical trauma.
Our Carrollton vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
We offer operations under the soft tissue procedure umbrella to help pets that are suffering from throat, nose and ear disorders and even more beyond those!
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.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats may often develop masses associated with their skin. These masses can potentially grow inside their body cavity too, however, and become serious or even life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Carrollton and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's critical that these wounds be cleaned and disinfected immediately and then appropriately cared for by a veterinary professional as soon as possible.
During a cystotomy, an incision is made into the dog or cat's urinary bladder to facilitate the removal of bladder stones and/or urethral stones.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.
One of the common orthopedic surgeries we offer to our clients is tibial tuberosity advancements (also called TTA's). This procedure helps to treat injuries and degenerative conditions affecting your dog's CCL (the equivalent of the ACL in humans) in order to alleviate pain and restore mobility.
If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Carrollton.
- 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.
The Surgery Process
The veterinary professionals at Carroll County Animal Hospital understand that the idea of bringing your pet in for surgery can be a worrying one. We want to assure you, however, that we only ever recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged companion.
We will make sure that you full understand why we are recommending a surgical treatment for your pet and that you are full comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Carrollton, and work closely with your vet surgeon 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 at both our Columbia Drive and Oak Mountain locations. This is a room that is kept completely sterile in order 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 will always carefully clean, sterilize and wrap each of our surgical tools before every single procedure.