Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery

Here at Wildwood we are excited to offer many different surgical procedures. We offer a variety of elective and organ specific procedures as well as some orthopedic surgeries. While your pet is here, they receive the upmost care. In most surgical procedures, your pet will receive discomfort medication and sedation prior to general anesthesia (gas anesthesia) to help relax them. While under general anesthesia both the doctor and a certified veterinary technician will be monitoring your pet’s vital signs. We have specialized equipment to help monitor blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and respiratory rate throughout the surgery. We also closely monitor the patient’s temperature to ensure they stay warm throughout surgery.

During recovery, your pet is monitored to ensure that they recover from anesthesia safely and appropriately. At the time of discharge, a technician will discuss the after care instructions with you as well as answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure and care. The veterinarian preforming the procedure will also speak with you regarding your pet’s surgery and aftercare.

Below is a list of surgical procedures that we currently offer.

  • Ovariohysterectomy (spay)- cats, dogs, rabbits, chinchillas, rats, and other species
  • Orchidectomy (neuter)- cats, dogs, rabbits, chinchillas, rats, and other species
  • Abdominal surgeries
  • Exploratory (for like foreign bodies)
  • Cystotomy (removal of urinary/bladder stones)
  • Gastrotomy (surgery involving the stomach)
  • Intestinal resection (removing a section of intestine and reconnecting the remaining intestine)
  • Biopsies (liver, stomach, intestine, spleen)
  • Hernia repairs (umbilical and inguinal)
  • Growth removals
  • Caesarian sections (c-sections)
  • Vaginal hyperplasia or tumor removal (if able to reach tumor)- usually with spay procedures
  • Mammary tumors
  • Vulvoplasty (correcting a recessed vulva)
  • Cherry Eye (everted third eyelid)
  • Enucleations (removal of the eye)
  • Eyelid growth removals
  • Tacking of third eyelid (for severe corneal disease)
  • Tail docking
  • Dewclaw removals
  • Dental prophylaxis (charting, cleaning, polishing, and fluoride treatment)
  • Oral extraction surgery
  • Tooth and beak trimming (for exotic species)
  • Aural/ear hematoma repair
  • Entropion surgery
  • Anal gland ablation (removal of the anal glands)
  • Elongated soft palate resection
  • Stenotic nares
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Cranial cruciate ligament stabilization (formerly know as an ACL)-some restrictions
  • Luxating patellas
  • Femoral head osteotomy (FHO)
  • Leg splinting (no bone pins or external fixtures)
  • Amputations (toes, limbs, tail)