We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Gainesville veterinary clinic, using stringent surgical protocols.
Throughout each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Ensuring your pet's comfort and safety are our number one priorities.
We believe that clear client communication helps to ensure a speedy recovery for pets following surgery. Our vets will provide you with detailed instructions for your companion's post-surgery home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
At our Gainesville veterinary clinic we always keep clients fully informed about why we are recommending a particular surgical procedure and any post-operative care that will be required at home following the procedure. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our hospital.
At Browns Bridge Animal Hospital, our skilled vets perform veterinary reproductive, medical, and emergency surgeries to help prevent the birth of unwanted litters, treat disease, or repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Gainesville vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- 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 Gainesville and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
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, eye removal surgery (enucleation), and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Gainesville and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For dogs and cats 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 we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
To help keep cats and dogs as comfortable as possible during spay and neuter procedures, we place them under general anesthesia. We’ll also carefully monitor our patients during every phase of the operation and afterward. And we’ll give you follow-up instructions so you know what to watch for as your pet makes his or her recovery in the comfort of your home.
During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- 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.
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.
- 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
Our compassionate team understands that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please rest assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your beloved companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery for your pet and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care that we do not offer, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon, orthopedic vet, or another veterinary specialist in the Gainesville area. We will work closely with your pet's specialist to ensure that your animal 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.