Veterinary Surgery

At TangleWilde Veterinary Clinic, we understand that having a pet in need of a surgical procedure — whether routine or unexpected — can be extremely stressful for both pets and their humans. To put your mind at ease, we strive to provide the safest pet surgeries possible, always performing surgery in a sterile environment, with state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality medications. Our veterinary surgeons are experienced and always recommend using the least invasive surgical procedures available.

Types of Surgery Provided at TangleWilde Veterinary Clinic

Our advanced surgical facility allows us to provide cats and dogs with a wide range of routine and emergency surgeries. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Sterilization (spay and neuter)
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Soft tissue surgeries
  • Dental extractions
  • Foreign object removal
  • Gastric dilation volvulus repair
  • Emergency surgery

What to Expect Before Your Pet's Procedure

For the safety of pets and success of surgical procedures, pets must be sedated with general anesthesia. We use only high quality sedative medications and screen every pet (except in the case of emergency surgery) prior to undergoing anesthesia. Surgical screening entails a comprehensive physical examination and a blood test to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. Blood tests check the health of your pet’s vital organs to rule out the presence of medical conditions that could be unsafe with anesthesia.
Surgery under general anesthesia is much safer on an empty stomach. For the safety of your pet, we ask that food be withheld for at least 12 hours prior to your pet’s surgery. Usually, this means your pet can have dinner the evening before surgery, but should not be fed breakfast.

Pet Safety During Surgery

During your pet’s procedure, our surgical staff continuously monitors the progress and health of your pet. Using state-of-the-art medical monitoring equipment, we’ll keep an eye on all your pet’s vital signs, like heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels.

Post-Surgical Care in Our Office and at Home

Caring for your pet following surgery will depend on your pet’s health and the extent of the procedure. We might require some pets to stay the night in our hospital, so we can monitor their recovery and provide the medical attention necessary following surgery. Other pets, having routine surgeries, will be able to return home shortly after their procedures on the same day.
When it’s time for your pet to go home, we’ll provide you with instructions for caring for your pet properly in order to accelerate his or her post-surgical recovery. These instructions might include the administration of pain medications, caring for incision sites, a “cone of shame,” and keeping your pet from being overly active. At the time of your pet’s discharge, we might also schedule a follow-up or cold laser therapy appointment.
To learn more about your pet’s upcoming procedure, we welcome you to contact our office today.