Our Manchester veterinarians are able to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures including soft tissue surgeries, orthopedic surgeries, reproductive surgeries and more. 

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Veterinary Surgery

We offer a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our Manchester veterinary hospital while adhering to stringent surgical protocols. 

During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided. 

Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.

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What to Expect from Surgery

We will always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care your pet will require while at home. Rest assured that we always practice stringent surgical safety protocols at our hospital. 

Before your pet undergoes a surgical procedure, we require that you fill out our Surgical Consent Form agreeing to the procedure and that you understand what is involved in it. You can download and print the form or contact us to learn more.

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Surgical Procedures

At Animal Health Clinic, we are able to perform elective and emergency medical surgeries to help treat diseases and conditions in pets as well as to repair injuries sustained through physical trauma.

Our Manchester vets will 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, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When spaying or neutering a dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them in order to help prevent disease down the road and extend their life expectancy. 

  • C-Sections

    During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.

    C-sections and generally performed when a mother isn't able to give birth to her litter naturally.

  • Mass Removal

    Dogs and cats often develop masses associated with their skin, especially as they grow older. These masses, however, can also grow inside their bodies and become serious or 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 eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.

    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 Manchester and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    When your pet's tissues have been broken, burned, cut, torn or otherwise damaged, they have suffered a wound.

    It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible. 

  • Urethrectomy

    During a urethrectomy, our vets remove all or part of a cat's or dog's urethra.

  • Cystectomy

    During a cystectomy, our vets remove a cat's or dog's urinary bladder.

  • Orthopedic 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 Manchester.

  • 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 the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion. 

We will make sure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable in making the decision to move ahead.

If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Manchester, and work closely with your vet surgeon 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 wears 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.