Our vets in Zeeland perform numerous surgical procedures, including dental surgeries, C-sections, spay & neuter procedures and soft tissue surgeries.
We offer a broad range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Zeeland animal hospital, where stringent surgical protocols and techniques are used.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet continuously using electronic patient monitoring equipment. We also provide pain management.
Following surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management shift to higher priority. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Vet Surgery
We are committed to always keeping you fully informed about why a surgical procedure is being recommended, and review any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Zeeland Veterinary Service, we routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are for pets suffering from nose, ear and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, hepatic and skin disorders.
C-sections are typically performed when a mother is unable to give birth naturally to puppies or kittens.
In these cases, puppies or kittens are surgically removed from the mother's uterus.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be 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 Zeeland and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can include tooth extractions and gum disease treatment.
The Surgery Process
We understand that hearing that your pet needs surgery can be overwhelming. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will ensure that you fully understand why surgery is being recommended and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
Does your pet need advanced care? Our vets can refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Zeeland and work with your vet surgeon to ensure your pet gets the most diligent care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. The specifics of the procedure will be confirmed and your vet will perform a complete physical examination of your pet. We also recommend bloodwork before surgery, but it is not required if your pet is under the age of 6. Bloodwork can help determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. We perform surgeries in a dedicated surgical suite.
Surgical attire. When staff is in the surgical suite, disposable masks and caps are worn at all times. Anyone involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile single-use gloves and sterile gowns.
Sterile packs and equipment. Surgical instruments and equipment are carefully cleaned, sterilized, and wrapped before each surgery.