Veterinary Surgery in Arab

Our pets suffer from injuries, degenerative conditions, and lumps and bumps, many of which we can solve with the appropriate surgical procedure. In fact, most pets undergo veterinary surgery at some point in their lives! Significant veterinary medicine advancements in the last decade make cat & dog surgery much safer and more effective. At Arab Veterinary Hospital, we do everything in our power to minimize the risk and make the entire process comfortable for your pet and comforting for you. Call us at (256) 586-3183 to discuss your pet's options today!

Our Surgical Capabilities

Our skilled team of veterinarians performs a wide range of both soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.

Soft tissue surgeries we perform include:

  • Foreign body removal
  • Mass removal
  • Pulmonary (lung) surgery
  • Spay & neuter
  • Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
  • Eye surgeries such as cherry eye
  • And more!

Orthopedic surgeries we perform include:

  • CCL rupture repair
  • Fracture repair
  • Hip dysplasia correction
  • Joint dislocation repair
  • Osteochondrosis surgery (typical of larger dog breeds)
  • Patellar luxation
  • And more!

Interestingly, many dogs undergo an orthopedic surgery in their lifetime. They are often prone to hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and CCL injuries. Veterinary surgery helps them regain their mobility and restores their quality of life.

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Advice for Pet Owners

We realize that any veterinary surgery, no matter how routine, can be a scary thing. Yet there's a lot we can do to minimize their risk together. For one, our caring and devoted team is with your pet from start to finish. Our goal is to minimize the risks and give your pet the very best chance at a speedy and complete recovery. On your end, you can take several steps to ensure your pet is set up for the safest surgical experience.

Pre-anesthetic Exam and Blood Work

The first step to take for a safer surgery means opting for your pet to receive a pre-anesthetic exam and blood work. While not mandatory, we highly recommend this step as it helps us determine if there are any underlying problems that could make anesthesia dangerous. Starting with pre-anesthetic diagnostics also helps us better tailor your pet’s anesthesia throughout their procedure.

Post-Surgery Care Instructions

Secondly, after surgery is a critical time for your pet, as they need plenty of time to heal. Any surgery is going to be painful and depending on the procedure, it could take some time for your pet to fully heal. It is up to you to make sure they have a safe, secure, and quiet place in which to recover at home, free from distraction and any opportunity to injure themselves. With every pet's surgery, we will send home care instructions for your pet’s recovery as well as needed pain medication. It is of paramount importance that you follow our instruction, administer the pain medications, and call us immediately at (256) 586-3183 should anything be a cause for concern.

Veterinary surgery is not a negative experience! With proper care from start to finish, your pet will make a full recovery and be better off than before.