Veterinary Surgery for Dogs & Cats
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Lebanon clinic, using stringent surgical protocols.
In the course of each veterinary surgery, a dedicated nurse will be able to administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient-monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided throughout.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
At Cumberland Animal Hospital, we use surgical lasers instead of scalpels in many of our routine surgeries. Since lasers are cleaner and more efficient than traditional scalpel techniques, they are an excellent way to reduce the risk of infection in your pet's surgical wound.
Surgical lasers can increase healing speed and cause them less pain and post-op discomfort. We are proud to be one of the few veterinary practices in the Lebanon area that offers laser surgery. We are committed not only to using cutting-edge surgical knowledge for your pet's treatment but also to making sure that they receive care using the latest tools and technologies.
At Cumberland Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat diseases and conditions in pets in order to repair injuries sustained through trauma and other conditions.
Our vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgery procedures are available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- 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.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses 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.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Lebanon and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
During a cystotomy, an incision is made into the dog or cat's urinary bladder to facilitate the removal of bladder stones and/or urethral stones.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats, including tooth extractions and gum disease treatment.
The Veterinary Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be a frightening one. But rest assured, we only recommend surgery for your companion when it is in their best interests.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to an orthopedic or veterinary surgeon in the Lebanon area and work closely with their vet surgeon in order to make sure that your beloved companion gets the care they need and deserve.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will walk through the specifics of the procedure, complete a comprehensive physical exam and make sure any blood tests have been reviewed. This will ensure that your pet doesn't face any risk of anesthesia-related complications before we start the procedure.
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 members 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 carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.