We offer a range of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our Bellevue animal hospital using state-of-the-art technology and surgical protocols.
In the course of each veterinary surgery, a dedicated member of our vet team will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using our electronic pain monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery
We will always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure, as well as inform you about any post-operative care you will need to provide your pet with once they return home. We always practice stringent safety protocols while conducting veterinary surgeries.
At Aerowood Animal Hospital, we perform medical veterinary surgery to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Bellevue vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Veterinary Surgery
Pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders can be treated by a wide range of soft tissue surgeries targeted at their specific health condition.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When neutering or spaying a dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent disease and extend their life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are generally performed when a mother is unable to naturally and safely give birth to her babies.
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 Bellevue and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats will often develop masses associated with their skin. These masses can also grow inside your pet's body cavity and may become quite serious, even 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 consumed something they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, our vets are able to perform foreign body surgeries to remove objects from their body.
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 Bellevue 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 critical that wounds be disinfected, cleaned and cared for appropriately and promptly by a qualified veterinarian.
During a cystotomy, our vets remove a dog's or cat's bladder stones.
- Orthopedic Veterinary Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Bellevue.
- 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 Veterinary Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be a frightening one. Our vets want to assure you, however, that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged family member.
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 needs advanced care that we aren't able to provide, we will be happy to refer you to a skilled and trusted veterinary surgeon near Bellevue and work closely with them to ensure that your pet gets 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 all wear disposable caps and masks at all times while in the surgical suite, Those staff-members involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We are careful to clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgical procedure.
New Patients Welcome
At Aerowood Animal Hospital, we are always accepting new patients. Our experienced veterinary team is passionate about the health of companion animals in the Bellevue area and can't wait to welcome you and your pet to our veterinary family.