surgerySurgery for Pets

Sometimes, providing a pet with the best possible care involves surgery, whether it’s a routine spay/neuter procedure or something more complex. We know that preparing for your pet’s surgery can make you anxious and raise many questions. Will my pet be in pain? Will he be monitored the whole time? What can I expect after surgery? Here at Sheridan West Animal Clinic, we promise to address all of these questions to put your mind at ease.

Our surgeons are highly skilled in performing a wide range of soft tissue and orthopedic (bone) procedures, and they make every effort to ensure the safety of our patients. For advanced surgeries, we rely on the expertise of our veterinary specialists who specialize in soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Patients are monitored using state-of-the-art anesthetic monitoring equipment before, during, and after all surgeries.

Soft Tissue Pet Surgery

As an innovative animal practice, we are equipped to perform more than a dozen soft tissue surgeries.  We also perform several minimally invasive endoscopic surgeries, which involve inserting a device called an “endoscope” through small incisions or natural openings in the body. Some of the soft tissue pet surgeries we perform at our clinic are:

Soft Tissue Procedures

  • Spaying/neutering
  • Urethrostemy
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Prostatectomy
  • Ear canal neoplasia
  • Elongated soft palate
  • Entropion (eyelid)
  • Mass removal

Endoscopic Procedures

  • Otoendoscopy (middle ear)
  • Rhinoscopy (nose)
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy

Orthopedic Pet Surgery

We are pleased to have an orthopedic veterinary surgeon on staff to treat congenital and acquired injuries of the bones, joints, and spine utilizing the latest methods. A variety of minimally invasive techniques are used where possible to promote rapid diagnosis and repair. These include percutaneous plating and fracture stabilization, as well as arthroscopic evaluation and treatment of joint problems. Some of the orthopedic pet surgeries that can we perform include:

  • Fracture management
  • Joint management
    • FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy)
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) repair
    • TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement)
    • MPL (Medial Patellar Luxation) repair
    • TPO (Triple Pelvic Osteotomy)
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After Your Pet’s Surgery

We will continue to monitor your pet after their surgery is complete. When you arrive to pick them up, our team can address any questions you have. We will also discuss how to care for them at home, and provide medication instructions. Please feel free to contact us at any time at 954-432-6230 during your pet’s recovery if you have any questions. We want your companion to be get to chasing squirrels, or bird watching, just as much as you do.