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Surgery

Pet Surgery

As a top-tier North Carolina practice, Meadowmont Animal Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical facilities and equipment. We continue to utilize innovative surgical techniques and technology to remain on the forefront of veterinary medicine. Our hospital provides a large number of surgical services ranging from standard practices like spaying and neutering to highly-specialized procedures.

Surgical Procedures Available

  • Soft-tissue surgeries – mass removal, bladder stone removal, gastrointestinal foreign body removal, laceration/wound repair, ear hematoma repair, and more.
  • Diagnostic sampling – biopsies of skin, organs, GI system and bone; cell collection from respiratory system
  • Dental surgery – oral mass removal, gingival surgery; dental scaling and polishing, sealant application, periodontal disease management
  • Reproductive surgeries – spay, neuter, Caesarian section
  • Orthopedic surgeries – fracture repair, knee surgery (scheduled with boarded surgeon)

Patient safety and comfort are priority at Meadowmont Animal Hospital. Prior to surgery, a full physical examination and thorough laboratory testing is performed. These test results allow us to create an anesthetic plan best suited for your pet. Laboratory abnormalities, such as kidney disease, may result in changes in anesthetic medications and type or rate of IV fluid administration.

Our surgical patients are monitored closely by a registered veterinary technician and veterinarian during anesthesia. In addition to physical vital signs, we use veterinary specific monitoring equipment to follow electrocardiogram patterns, blood pressure, temperature, heart and respiratory rates, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. All of this information together helps us provide an appropriate depth of anesthesia and ensure stability of a pet in emergency or stressed health conditions.

An important part of anesthetic support includes intravenous fluid therapy and body temperature control. An intravenous catheter will be placed prior to anesthesia to allow administration of intravenous fluids and to provide immediate access for medication administration. IV fluid therapy and appropriate body temperature are extremely important during anesthesia to support appropriate circulation and organ function. Body temperature support is provided through our heated surgery table, warm air surgical blanket and IV fluid temperature control system.

Meadowmont Animal Hospital’s experienced veterinary anesthesia team uses multimodal pain management with surgical procedures, to ensure that each patient recovers with minimal discomfort. Multimodal pain management uses multiple drug classes and techniques prior to, during and following the procedure to reduce transmission and perception of pain, control inflammation and minimize discomfort. Sometimes non-traditional techniques, such as laser therapy or acupuncture, may be utilized.

Our veterinary team understands that surgery is a stressful time for pet owners. We are available every step of the way to answer questions and put your mind at ease.