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Veterinary Surgery

Our Memphis area veterinarians perform a variety of surgical procedures to help your pet recover and maintain their good health, including soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, reproductive surgeries and ocular surgeries. 

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Our hospitals offer a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats in the Memphis area. We always use stringent surgical protocols to help our patients remain safe and ensure procedures go smoothly.

In the course of each surgical procedure performed at our veterinary hospitals, one of our dedicated nurses will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using our patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management throughout.

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 Veterinary Surgery

We will always keep you fully informed about why our vets are recommending a given surgical procedure for your pet as well as any post-operative care your pet may need when they return home. We always practice exacting safety protocols during surgical procedures at or hospitals. 

Surgical Procedures

At PetVax Complete Care Centers, our vets perform surgical procedures to help restore your pet's health, treat illnesses and repair injuries your companion may have sustained through physical trauma.

Our Memphis vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    For pets that are suffering from nose, throat and ear disorders, our vets are able to offer soft tissue procedures. 

    These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders. 

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  • Spaying & Neutering

    Our vets spay our neuter cats and dogs. With these procedures, we surgically sterilize them and help to provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

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  • C-Sections

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

    C-sections are generally performed when an expecting mother won't be able to naturally give birth. 

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  • Ocular

    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 dog or cat requires specialized veterinary surgery for ocular or ophthalmological issues, our vets will be more than happy to refer you to a pet surgeon in the Memphis area. We will work and communicate with your animal surgeon closely to help ensure your companion receives the best care possible.

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  • Mass Removal

    Dogs and cats can often develop masses that are associated with their skin, especially as they age. These masses may also grow inside their body, however, and become serious or even life-threatening. 

    Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.

  • Foreign Body

    Sometimes, our pets eat foreign objects that may get stuck inside their body or gastrointestinal tract. 

    Whether your dog or cat has eaten an object they shouldn't have, or an accident has left them injured with a foreign object in their body, we are able to perform foreign object 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 Memphis and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    It's incredibly important that wounds sustained by your pet be cleaned, disinfected and properly cared for by a veterinary professional as soon as possible.

    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 ureter.

  • Cystectomy

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

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases affecting the ligaments, bones, joints, tendons and other skeletal structures in your pet.

    If your cat or dog are suffering from conditions or injuries that may require advances or specialized care, our will be more than happy to refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the Memphis area. 

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  • 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.

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The Surgery Process

We know that the idea of bringing your pet to the vet for surgery can be a daunting one. But we want to assure you that our vets only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.

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

If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Memphis, 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 walk through and confirm the specifics of the procedure we will be performing and complete a physical examination of our patient. At this time, we will check to ensure that blood testing has been conducted and your pet doesn't face 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 are very careful to clean, disinfect and wrap each of our surgical instruments before any surgical procedure.

  • C-Sections

    At PetVax Complete Care Centers, our veterinarians are able to perform both emergency and schedule c-sections for dogs and cats in the Memphis area.  Book an Appointment What is a C-Section? A cesarean section (or c-section) is a major veterinary surgery. It involves the removal o...
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  • Dental Surgery

    At PetVax Complete Care Centers, the veterinary teams at our various hospitals provide dental surgery services to pets suffering from oral health issues int eh Memphis area.  Book an Appointment What is Dental Surgery? Dental surgery described any surgical procedure that addresses...
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  • Ophthalmology & Ocular Procedures

    At our Memphis veterinary hospitals, our vets offer your pet with vision care as well as the diagnosis and treatment of eyelid and eye disorders in dogs and cats. Book An Appointment What are ocular procedures for cats and dogs? Some of the most common procedures we perform fo...
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  • Orthopedics

    The veterinarians at our [SITEIWDE][COMPANY-NAME] hospitals provide surgical services for dogs and cats in the Memphis area that are affected by a wide range of orthopedic conditions.  Book an Appointment What is orthopedic surgery? Orthopedic surgeries for your pets consist o...
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  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    At PetVax Complete Care Centers, our veterinarians are able to provide an array of soft tissue surgeries for all of our dog and cat patients in our Memphis hospitals.  Book an Appointment What are soft tissue surgical procedures? Soft tissue surgery encompasses the majority of sur...
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  • Spaying & Neutering

    Neutering and spaying pets are common surgical procedures performed at our PetVax Complete Care Centers veterinary hospitals to help control unwanted litters and offer long-term health benefits to cats and dogs in the Memphis area.  Book An Appointment What is spaying and neutering?...
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