Experienced Surgical Care
At West Chester Veterinary Medical Center, our veterinary surgical specialists perform vet surgery like orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter procedures, and c-sections.
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our clinic, using surgical techniques and stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following vet surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
Our veterinarians perform a range of surgeries, from soft tissue procedures to dental and orthopedic surgeries. We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a vet surgery and regarding any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
Our vets at West Chester Veterinary Medical Center 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.
During Caesarean sections, we remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus. C-sections are typically performed with the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need an ocular surgery. Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. They can also grow inside a body cavity and can be 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.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn or otherwise damaged. It's imperative that these be cleaned, disinfected and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian right away.
During a urethrectomy, our vets remove all or part of a cat's or dog's ureter.
During a cystectomy, we remove a cat's or dog's urinary bladder.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons and other skeletal structures.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- 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 always act with the best interests of your furry companion in mind when we recommend surgery.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending vet surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
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. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
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 scrupulously clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgical procedure.