The surgical procedures offered at Loving Hands Animal Clinic & Pet Resort are performed under strict surgical protocols to keep your pet as safe as possible.
Standard in each procedure, there will be a dedicated nurse administering anesthesia and monitoring your pet with electronic patient monitoring equipment. They will also administer pain medication.
Feel comfortable knowing that your pet will continue to be monitored and provided with pain management after surgery. Your vet will also provide you with thorough instructions regarding at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Loving Hands Animal Clinic & Pet Resort, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained via trauma.
Our Alpharetta vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, oncological, urogenital, gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, 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 a better life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are not typically performed unless the mother or puppies are in distress or the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Alpharetta and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible 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.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We understand that you might have some apprehension before bringing your pet in for surgery. Be assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interest of your pet.
We will make sure you are fully aware of the reasons for recommending surgery and that you are comfortable with the decision before moving forward.
If your pet requires advanced care or orthopedic surgery, our vets will refer your dog or cat to veterinary or orthopedic surgeons near Alpharetta, and work closely with your veterinary surgical specialists to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
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 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.