We encounter a wide variety of cases on a daily basis where careful surgical intervention is required to ease or prevent suffering in pets.
Each of these cases tend to be unique in their own way and care is required in the planning and execution of the preparation of the patient, surgery, the anaesthetic protocols used and post-operative care.
We have gained considerable experience managing these cases.
A few examples include;
Exploratory Laparotomy– this is surgical examination into the abdomen where other techniques have not provided a diagnosis, or to attempt a surgical treatment, for example removal of a tumour
Pyometra surgery– this is essentially a spay, but the uterus is massively infected and has swelled to many times it’s normal size. The pet is usually quite sick and their life is often in danger.
Foreign body removal– this is usually where a pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have and the object has become stuck in the gastrointestinal tract. This is frequently a life-threatening condition.
Hernia repair– hernias occur where there is a defect in the wall of the abdomen, allowing a bulge to appear under the skin. These can be quite large and may contain internal organs, most commonly intestines. The patient is usually not sick, but hernias can become a life-threatening problem if an internal organ becomes trapped in one of them, so we recommend repair.
Eye surgeries– the surface of the eye (the cornea) can often become injured or infected, due to accidents or conformation of the head. This may require surgery to protect the defect as it heals, or may even lead to the removal of the eye if so severely damaged that it cannot be saved. These are often amongst the most delicate surgeries we perform.
Ear surgeries – we perform a number of different ear surgeries from pinnectomies, where a part of the ear flap is removed, due to the presence of a tumour or a non-resolving injury, or Total Ear Canal Ablations(TECA), where removal of the entire ear canal is the only option to resolve a painful infected or cancerous ear.