We are able to provide a wide variety of surgical procedures to dogs and cats in the Pittsboro area, including spaying and neutering while relying on stringent surgical safety protocols.
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.
Following your pet's procedure, pain management and post-operative monitoring will be our priorities. Our vets will also be sure to provide you with instructions for your pet's at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We are committed to always keeping you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure as well as about any pre or post-operative care your pet will need when at home. We are always careful to practice surgical safety protocols at our clinic to ensure your pet's procedure has no complications.
The Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery may be a frightening one. We want to assure you, however, that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged 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 pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Pittsboro, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
The veterinary team at Hope Crossing Animal Hospital performs elective and non-elective surgeries in order to treat diseases, conditions and prevent illness in pets.
Our Pittsboro 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.
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 Pittsboro and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or 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 Pittsboro 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 imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
A cystotomy is a kind of soft tissue surgery where our vets open a hole in the side of your pet's bladder in order to assess illness or injury within.
If your dog or cat has harmful buildup in their bladder, this procedure may be used to then conduct a cystoscopy to remove the problematic tissues.
- Emergency Amputations
While no pet owner would wish for their pet to lose a limb, sometimes severe trauma or illness can threaten your pet's life if not dealt with as quickly as possible.
While the vets at Hope Crossing Animal Hospital will always explore all other options beforehand, sometimes the amputation of an infected or injured limb is required to ensure your companion can live a long and healthy life in the face of serious health issues.
- 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.
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. We conduct surgeries in our dedicated surgical suite. This is a room that is kept totally sterile in order to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears 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 are careful to sterilize, clean and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before each and every surgery.
Hope Crossing Animal Hospital is proud to be able to offer surgical lasers as a treatment option for pets who need to undergo surgical procedures.
Lasers are an excellent way to reduce the risk of infection in your pet's surgical wound. They also increase healing speed and cause them less pain and post-op discomfort.
We want you and your pet to be as comfortable as possible during your surgical experience with us, so we make sure to do everything we can to accomplish this.