Experienced Surgical Care
Our vets in New Iberia perform numerous surgical procedures, including soft tissue surgery, veterinary orthopedic surgery, spay & neuter procedures, C-sections and others.
At our New Iberia animal hospital, our board-certified veterinary surgeon offers many surgical procedures for dogs and cats, using stringent surgical protocols and surgical techniques.
During each procedure, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet utilizing electronic patient monitoring equipment. All patients are monitored with ECG and oxygen saturation monitors.
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our New Iberia clinic, using surgical techniques and stringent surgical protocols. All patients are carefully screened, with safety and anesthetic needs specifically tailored to your pet.
After surgery, our priorities shift to post-operative monitoring management. You will also receive detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We are committed to always keeping you fully informed about why certain surgical procedures are being recommended, in addition to explaining any post-operative care your pet may need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our hospital. All surgeries include antibiotic treatment and pain medication.
The vets at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Surgical procedures are for pets suffering from ear, throat and nose disorders.
These procedures are also available for oncological, cardiothoracic, skin, gastrointestinal, urogenital and hepatic disorders.
During Caesarean sections, we remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed with the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need an ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eye flap conjunctival, eyelid tumor removal, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. They 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.
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.
Declawing is a standard but serious procedure where a cat's toe bones and claws are amputated.
During a necropsy, an animal's dead body is examined after death to determine the cause of death or the extent of disease.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons and other skeletal structures in your pet.
- 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. This procedure is also referred to as an ovariohysterectomy for females or castration for males.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions and teeth scaling to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
- Aural Hematoma
When blood collects within the cartilage of the skin and ear, this is referred to as an aural hematoma. It usually occurs as a result of a self-inflicted injury due to head shaking and scratching.
With surgery, we can remove the hematoma, prevent recurrence and retain the ears' natural appearance.
Sometimes, amputations are a last resort option in circumstances where illness or injury has impacted a limb or other area of the body and would be life-threatening if amputation is not performed.
The Surgery Process
We understand that it can be frightening and distressing to find out that your pet needs surgery. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry best friend.
We will make sure that you fully understand why a surgery is being recommended, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move forward.
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.
Our fully trained veterinary and technical staff are here to ensure your pet receives the safest, most efficient state-of-the-art care.
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.
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