Pet Surgery2018-09-05T19:47:12+00:00

Pet Surgery: What to Expect


Republic Veterinary Hospital offers general and specialized surgical procedures. We understand that pet surgery can be stressful, and we strive for the highest level of safety and comfort for your pet.

Our veterinary surgeon and technicians are trained to provide only the highest quality of care. We rigorously monitor anesthesia and cardiovascular functioning at all times. Prior to surgery, we will perform a physical exam and pre-surgical bloodwork to ensure your pet is a good candidate for surgery.

Before surgical procedures you can expect:

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Complete pre-anesthetic blood work profile
  • Administration of pre-medication to reduce the need for anesthetic drugs
  • Placement of an intravenous catheter for direct vein access

During all anesthetic procedures you can expect:

  • Vitals to be closely monitored by advanced veterinary monitoring equipment
  • Complete aseptic techniques

After your pet’s procedure you can expect:

  • A trained technician to closely monitor your pet’s vitals until they are awake and alert
  • Pain to be managed appropriately through constant examination and pain medications

Spay and Neuter Procedures

Spay/neuter procedures promote a longer and healthier life for your pet. These are procedures that provide innumerable benefits! We highly recommend a spay or neuter procedure to reduce the chance of aggression, unwanted behaviors, and the risk of infection and disease.

No two animals are alike, which is why each pet deserves a unique, clinical decision tailored to their age, size, breed, and lifestyle. Highly trained in spay and neuter procedures, the veterinary professionals at Republic Veterinary Hospital strive for the highest level of safety and comfort for your pet.

Spaying is the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies
  • Eliminates messy heat cycles
  • Decreases the chance of mammary complications such as cancer
  • Prevents uterine complications such as cancer and pyometra, which is an infection in the uterus
  • Decreases the urge to roam
  • Decreases aggressive behaviors
  • Can increases lifespan
  • Better companion for you and your family

Neutering is the surgical removal of the testicles

  • Usually decreases aggressive behaviors
  • Prevents testicular cancer and an enlarged prostate
  • Usually decreases the urge to roam
  • Can increase lifespan
  • Better companion for you and your family

Mass Removals from Pets

Please contact us immediately if you discover a mass on your pet, particularly if it appears to be rapidly growing or changing. Masses are commonly found in senior pets, but can appear at any age!

Masses can either be malignant or benign. If diagnosed as malignant, we will surgically remove the mass if at all possible and recommend necessary treatment. If diagnosed as benign, we may encourage surgical removal to prevent the mass from becoming cancerous, interfering with other areas of the body, or to avoid becoming infected.

There are additional benefits to having a benign mass removed. Movement may be restricted depending on the location of the tumor or growth. As the mass grows, your pet may have even greater difficulty moving and removal will become more challenging, particularly in areas such as the face or legs.

Be sure to contact us if you have any questions.

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