Experienced Surgical Care for Pets
We offer a range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Bailieboro clinic, using stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will give your pet anesthesia and use electronic patient monitoring equipment to keep an eye on it. In addition to that, there will be options for pain management.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always try to keep you informed about why we are suggesting surgery and any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Rice Lake Animal Hospital, we do medical and emergency surgeries to help cats and dogs who are sick or injured or who have been in an accident.
Our Bailieboro 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 can also be used to treat hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
We spay or neuter cats and dogs to prevent disease and extend their life expectancy.
- Mass Removal
Skin masses can develop in cats and dogs. Masses can also grow inside body cavities and be serious or even fatal.
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.
Some pet surgeries require special skills or equipment. If so, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Bailieboro and work with them to try and ensure your pet gets the best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
Veterinarians should clean, disinfect, and care for these wounds immediately.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures. If your dog or cat needs orthopedic surgery, our staff will explain your surgical options.
- 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
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 pet needs advanced care, our veterinarians will refer you to a surgeon and will work with the surgeon to try and make sure that your pet receives the best care possible.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We'll confirm the procedure, examine the patient, and run blood tests to determine if your pet is at risk for 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 wears disposable caps and masks when in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure 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.