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General Surgery

Our veterinarians provide many surgical services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advances procedures.

The majority of our soft tissue surgeries are aided by the use of the ForceTriad electrosurgical unit. The ForceTriad allows us to replace a traditional metal scalpel with an electrosurgical pencil, this device simultaneously seals bloods vessels whilst making incisions into tissue and thus decreases surgically associated bleeding. Less bleeding equals less surgical risk, less post surgical pain and less post surgical infections. The ForceTriad also allows us to seal large vessels when resecting organs or tissue. Vessel sealing devices decrease surgical time, eliminate slipped ligatures and reduce the amount of foreign (suture) material placed in the patient. If you would like to know more please ask your veterinarian during an appointment.

Ovariohysterectomy (Spaying)

Spaying your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality. We do not charge extra for the use of the ForceTriad for our spays.

Castration (Neutering)

Castrating your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not change your pet’s personality. We do not charge extra for the use of the ForceTriad for our castrations.

Soft Tissue

Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on pets is the removal of masses, or lumps. Most of these masses, once removed and tested, are found to be benign (nonharmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a lump is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous.

If your dog suffers from frequent ear infections, surgical intervention can reduce their occurrence by improving airflow into the ear canal.

Surgery can also help resolve several problems related to the eyes. Tearing in your pet’s eyes can mean an infection is present or may be a sign that the cornea (outer layer of the eye) has been damaged. Surgery may allow the cornea to heal faster with less scarring, improving your pet’s ability to see. In some pets, the eyelashes may actually damage the cornea. Surgical intervention improves comfort in these pets, reduces the chances of corneal scarring, and enhances the pet’s vision in the long term.

Oakdale Veterinary Group

Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed