Surgery for Cats & Dogs
At our hospital located just outside Norristown Pennsylvania we employ the most stringent surgical protocols while operating on our patients.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our top priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for after surgery care for your pet.
Informed Consent at Trooper Veterinary Hospital
It is imperative to us that clients are fully informed about their pets' condition and our reasons for recommending a surgical procedure. It is important to us that pet owners have confidence in entrusting their pets to us for their surgical needs.
Surgical Procedures for Pets
At Trooper Veterinary Hospital, we perform medical and emergency pet surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our veterinarians routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
Soft tissue surgeries include mass removals, wound or laceration repairs, surgeries of the eye or eyelid, as well as some intra-abdominal procedures (splenectomy, intestinal foreign body, and bladder stone removal).
- Spaying & Neutering
Spaying and neutering – a surgical sterilization of a pet – prevents unwanted pregnancies and reduces the risk of certain diseases and cancers as your pet ages, providing an extended life expectancy.
- Foreign Body
If a foreign object is ingested, it may lead to an obstruction of the small intestines. This can results in severe illness if not removed quickly.
Removal of the foreign material can sometimes be performed using an endoscope. In these cases, we will refer you and your pet to the nearby specialty veterinary facilities for further treatment and care.
Wounds can be in the form of bites, cuts or lacerations, burns or other trauma. These wounds need to be cared for as soon as possible by a veterinarian to prevent severe disease.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries and procedures for dogs, cats and some small mammals. These procedures include dental cleaning, extractions, oral mass removals and gum repair.
Veterinary Surgery: Process
We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead with the operation.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Norristown, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Veterinary 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.