Surgery

Surgery

 

At Matraville Veterinary Practice we are very proud to offer an extensive range of surgical procedures that can be performed at our hospital.

We are aware that it can be a very concerning time when your loved pet requires anaesthesia and surgery and we want to assure you that we care for each patient as it it were our own pet. We have invested in the most up to date anaesthetic monitoring equipment and all our nursing staff are fully trained and highly experienced in care of patients under anaesthesia.

All our animal patients receive pain relief prior to their procedure and ongoing pain relief starting from their recovery from anaesthesia and continuing in most cases during their recuperation in hospital and at home.

Our experienced veterinarians are able to perform a variety of sterile surgeries in our enclosed operating theatre. We commonly perform desexing surgeries on dogs and cats to prevent unwanted pregnancies and the additional health and behavioural benefits that this procedure provides.

Other commonly performed surgeries include removal of masses/tumours, dental procedures and suturing of wounds.

We are also able to perform more unusual procedures such as surgery to remove items that have been swallowed and are causing a blockage in the stomach or intestine, surgery to remove stones from the bladder and surgery on the eyes and ears.

For more complex cases we can arrange for a visiting specialist surgeon to come to our hospital to perform the procedure giving you the benefit of advanced specialist treatment at a convenient location with staff that know and understand your furry friend.

Surgeries that are commonly performed by our visiting specialist are complicated orthopaedic procedures such as the TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy) surgery used to address cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in dogs or fracture repair procedures.

In some cases, there are benefits to having a surgical procedure performed at a specialist hospital due to the equipment required, specialist anaesthetic requirements or the need for 24-hour monitoring after the procedure. Where this is the case we can refer you to one of our local veterinary specialist hospitals.