Our Madison vets perform orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries to help maintain and restore good health to pets, including spay and neuter procedures, ocular surgery, cystotomies, and more.

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Surgical Services for Pets

We offer a wide range of pet surgeries for cats and dogs at our Madison clinic, using stringent surgical protocols. 

Throughout each procedure, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment.

Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities once your pet's surgery is complete.

When your pet is ready to return home your vet will provide thorough instructions for at-home care.

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What to Expect from Surgery at Gluckstadt Animal Hospital

Our team will always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a particular surgical procedure for your pet and regarding any post-operative care that will be required at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.

Veterinary Surgery Procedures

At Gluckstadt Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.

Our Madison vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    As treatment for pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, our veterinary team offers soft tissue surgical procedures.

    These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures performed to sterilize pets, prevent disease and provide dogs and cats with an extended life expectancy. 

  • C-Sections

    During Cesarean 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 and can be scheduled procedures or may be performed in an emergency. 

  • Ocular

    If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, ocular surgery may be necessary.

    Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit 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 Madison and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

  • 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 relatively common procedure for pets of all ages and breeds.

  • Foreign Body

    Unfortunately, foreign objects are often ingested or become 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.

    Specialized skills or equipment are sometimes 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 Madison and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    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 in order to avoid infection and prevent the injury from becoming more severe. 

  • 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 Madison.

  • Dental Surgery

    Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from simple tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and more complex jaw fracture repairs.

Pet Surgery Process

We understand that the prospect of surgery for your pet can be frightening. Please rest assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend. 

We will take steps to ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.

If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Madison, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

Surgical Protocols at Our Clinic

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.

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