When Your Pet Needs Surgery
We know hearing the word “surgery” isn’t easy for any parent. Unfortunately, for some pets, surgery is inevitable at some point in their lives. Lakeside Veterinary Center strives to keep your pet healthy with exams and preventive care, but if surgery is recommended, you can be assured that your pet will receive the very best care. We can perform both routine (spays, neuters, etc.) and non-routine surgeries, and we use new laser technology on many procedures. With this technology, surgical procedures are safer than ever, and post-operative recovery time is significantly reduced.
About Our Pet Surgery Services
When your pet needs non-elective surgery, we make it our goal to make the process as comfortable as possible for everyone involved. The safety and comfort of your pet is our top priority, which is why we implement a multimodal pain management strategy with every surgery we perform. An extensive physical examination and pre-anesthetic blood work are performed prior to the surgical procedure. This ensures your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia. During the procedure and treatment, vital signs are monitored using advanced technology and monitoring equipment. Our veterinary team keeps up-to-date on new procedures and practices by attending continuing education seminars and uses only the most current anesthetics, equipment, and monitoring protocols available.
Spaying & Neutering
Spaying and neutering are the most common elective surgeries that we perform. They are also the surgeries we recommend most often. This is because of the many health benefits that are involved with these procedures. Spaying/neutering can essentially increase your pet’s lifespan by reducing the risk of various health problems. Neutering your dog or cat can reduce the risk of testicular cancer and prostate problems, while spaying can reduce the risk of developing mammary tumors and pyometra.
In addition to traditional surgical procedures, we also offer pet laser surgery in Laurel for various procedures, including cat declaws. Laser surgery involves “cutting” skin tissue using only a beam of light energy. In essence, the laser vaporizes the skin cells and separates the tissue. The use of a surgical laser greatly reduces blood loss, surgical time, post-operative discomfort, risk of infection and scarring. Pet laser surgery has increased treatment options and enabled surgical procedures not previously possible to species that were once inoperable.
Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius.