Surgery for Pets in South Lebanon
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our South Lebanon clinic, using stringent surgical protocols.
During every surgery, a dedicated veterinary professional will administer anesthesia to your pet and continuously monitor them using our electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided during and after.
Pain management and post-operative monitoring are our priorities following surgeries. Your veterinarians will also be able to provide thorough instructions for you to provide at-home care once your pet can return home with you.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure as well as what steps you will need to taken when providing pre- and post-operative care to your pet at home. Rest assured we always practice stringent surgical protocols at our veterinary hospital.
At Little Miami Veterinary Services, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our South Lebanon 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 spaying or neutering a dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent diseases, avoid unwanted litters 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 generally performed when a mother is unable to safely give birth naturally.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats will often develop masses associated with their skin. Masses will also be able to grow inside their body's cavity and can be either 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 South Lebanon 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 any wounds sustained by your pet be cleaned, disinfected and cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
During a urethrectomy, our vets remove all or part of a cat's or dog's ureter.
During a cystectomy, our vets remove a cat's or dog's urinary bladder.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries are an umbrella for any surgery dealing with your pet's bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and other skeletal structures.
If your cat or dog is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced or specialized care, your vet will refer your cat or dog to a surgeon near South Lebanon.
- 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 know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery at your vet's office can be a daunting one. But we want to assure you that we only recommend surgery when it is in the absolute best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will make sure that you fully understand why we are recommending a give surgery and that you are comfortable with making the decision to move forward with it.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near South Lebanon, 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. We perform all of our surgeries in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept totally sterile in order to prevent infection and cross-contamination as well as to ensure the safety of your pet.
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 carefully sterilize, clean and wrap all of our surgical instruments and equipment before conducting any procedure.