Veterinary Surgery

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At Dunedin Animal Medical Center (DAMC), our team of veterinary surgeons is dedicated to providing the highest level of surgical care for your pets. Our skilled surgeons are experienced in a wide range of surgical procedures, from correcting congenital defects to treating acute injuries and removing tumors. Collaborating closely with specialists in anesthesia and pain management, we ensure a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to each surgery, focusing on safety, pain reduction, and the fastest possible recovery for your pet.

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Most Common Elective Pet Surgery Procedures

At DAMC, we understand the importance of preventive care, which is why we routinely perform elective surgeries that not only prevent future health issues but also contribute to the overall quality of your pet's life. Among these are:

  • Spaying and Neutering: These surgeries are fundamental to controlling the pet population and can also prevent future health problems, including certain types of cancers and behavior issues.
  • Dental Extractions: Dental health is crucial for overall well-being. We perform dental extractions to address severe dental disease and prevent systemic infections.
  • Removal of Benign Skin Growths: Removing these growths can prevent discomfort and potential complications, even if they're not cancerous.

Most Common Pet Surgery Procedures

Our surgeons are also adept at performing a variety of more complex surgeries to address urgent health concerns. These include:

  • Skin Abscesses or Lacerations: Prompt surgical intervention can prevent infection and promote healing.
  • Fracture Repair: Utilizing the latest surgical techniques, we can effectively treat fractures to ensure optimal healing and function.
  • Internal Bleeding: Emergency surgery may be necessary to address internal bleeding and save your pet's life.
  • Intestinal Obstruction due to Foreign Body: Immediate surgical removal of the obstruction can restore intestinal function and prevent serious complications.
  • Torn Cruciate or ACL Ruptures: Similar to human ACL injuries, these require surgical repair for your pet to regain full use of the affected limb.
  • Mass or Tumor Removal: Whether benign or malignant, removing masses can significantly improve your pet's quality of life and potentially extend it.
  • Bladder Stones or Urethral Blockages: Surgical intervention is often necessary to remove stones or blockages and restore urinary function.
  • Malignant Skin Tumors: Early removal and biopsy of suspicious tumors can be life-saving.

Our approach at DAMC is always tailored to the individual needs of your pet, ensuring the most appropriate and effective treatment plan. We believe in transparent communication, guiding pet owners through the decision-making process and providing comprehensive aftercare instructions to support your pet's recovery.

Your pet's health and comfort are our top priorities. With advanced surgical techniques, state-of-the-art facilities, and a compassionate, skilled team, Dunedin Animal Medical Center stands ready to provide the surgical care your pet needs. If you're facing the possibility of surgery for your pet and have questions or concerns, we invite you to reach out to us. Together, we can ensure the best possible outcome for your beloved companion.