At our Mechanicsburg clinic, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs.
Stringent surgical protocols are used during each surgery. A dedicated nurse will be by your pet's side to administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet according to stringent surgical protocols. Pain management is also provided.
Following surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management become our first priorities. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery at Our Mechanicsburg Veterinary Hospital
Our team will ensure that you are kept fully informed about why we are recommending a particular surgical procedure for your beloved pet. We will also thoroughly review any post-operative care your pet will require at home.
At Silver Springs Animal Clinic, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Mechanicsburg vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are for pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for gastrointestinal, skin, cardiothoracic, urogenital, hepatic and oncological disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When cats or dogs are spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease and give them a longer life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, puppies or kittens are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.
Typically, C-Sections are performed if the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
Is your pet experiencing pain, redness, swelling or other symptoms in or around their eyes? They may require ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include cataract surgery, eyelid tumor removal, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, cherry eye surgery and exenteration of the orbit.
If your cat or dog needs a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Mechanicsburg and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Dogs and cats sometimes develop masses related to the skin. These masses can also grow inside a body cavity and may be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat 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 Mechanicsburg 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.
- 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 Mechanicsburg.
- 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.
- Artificial Insemination
Surgical Artificial Insemination (SAI) is performed under general anesthetic and takes approximately 30 - 45 minutes to complete.
Surgical insemination is the best option for females with long-standing fertility problems as well as in cases where semen quality is impaired.
We offer breeding consulting services to help owners produce and maintain the healthiest breeding litter possible, including semen collection and evaluation, estrus induction and suppression in females, c-sections, ovulation timing and pregnancy diagnosis and management.
- Stem Cell Therapy
Veterinary stem cell therapy uses stem cells drawn from umbilical cord blood, fat or bone marrow of your pet or another animal of the same species to help heal your pet.
Stem cells are injected into the damaged, diseased or injured area of your dog's body, where the stem cells will work to repair and replace damaged or dead tissue, reducing pain and inflammation and promoting new tissue growth.
The Surgery Process
We understand that it may feel frightening to consider the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will explain and ensure that you fully understand why surgery is being recommended and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Mechanicsburg, 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 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 carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.