Surgery

Comprehensive Surgical Services for Your Pets

Our veterinary surgical services encompass a wide range of procedures aimed at promoting the health and well-being of your beloved pets. While we do not perform orthopedic surgeries, our skilled team is experienced in various other surgeries, ensuring comprehensive care for your furry companions.

Spaying and Neutering

We offer spaying and neutering services as a fundamental part of responsible pet ownership. Spaying and neutering, commonly referred to as “sterilization,” offer numerous advantages for pet owners and their furry companions! One of the primary benefits is the control of pet overpopulation, which helps reduce the number of unwanted animals in shelters. 

  • Spaying, the surgical removal of a female animal’s reproductive organs, prevents unwanted litters, curbing the strain on animal welfare organizations and diminishing the likelihood of strays. 
  • Neutering, the equivalent procedure for males, not only prevents the reproduction of unwanted offspring but also addresses behavioral issues such as aggression and roaming tendencies. 

Additionally, sterilization contributes to improved health outcomes for pets by reducing the risk of certain reproductive-related diseases, such as uterine infections (pyometra) and testicular cancer. It can also lead to behavioral improvements, making pets more manageable and sociable companions. Overall, spaying and neutering are essential components of pet ownership, promoting the well-being of individual animals and the broader community.

Growth Removals

Whether it’s a benign or malignant tumor, cyst, or other abnormal growth, these procedures are performed by our skilled veterinarian to alleviate discomfort, prevent potential complications, and ensure a higher quality of life for your pet. Early detection and removal of growths are vital to preventing the development of serious health issues later down the line. We employ various techniques to safely and effectively diagnose and remove growths.

Soft Tissue Surgeries

Our veterinary clinic provides a range of essential soft tissue surgeries to ensure the health and well-being of your pets. From exploratory laparotomy to address abdominal concerns to gastrotomy for stomach-related issues, our skilled veterinarians are equipped to perform a variety of procedures. Enucleation for eye conditions, gastropexy to prevent gastric torsion, and cystotomies to remove bladder stones are among the specialized surgeries offered to address specific health issues in animals. 

Orthopedic Surgeries

Veterinary orthopedic surgery holds great importance in ensuring the well-being of our animal companions. By addressing musculoskeletal issues such as fractures, joint problems, and ligament injuries, these specialized surgeries play a crucial role in enhancing mobility and functionality for pets. Beyond improving their quality of life, orthopedic procedures also effectively manage pain associated with various conditions, preventing further complications and allowing animals to lead healthier and more comfortable lives. At Balsam, we offer basic orthopedic surgeries including IM pins for breaks and fractures, and FHO (femoral Head Ostectomy). We also offer some non-surgical options for less serious or inoperable cases, such as splinting. For more complicated orthopedic surgeries, we may refer out to one of our local, specialized orthopedic surgeons. 

Dental Surgeries and Cleanings

Maintaining your pet’s oral health is crucial, and our veterinary clinic offers comprehensive dental services to ensure their well-being. From routine cleanings to more specialized dental surgeries, our experienced team is dedicated to promoting healthy teeth and gums in your furry companions.

Regular dental cleanings help prevent plaque and tartar buildup, reducing the risk of dental diseases. In addition to cleanings, our clinic provides dental surgeries, addressing issues such as extractions, periodontal disease, and oral tumors. Trust us to prioritize your pet’s dental health, ensuring a happy and comfortable life by their side.

Emergency Surgeries

While we are not an emergency clinic, our veterinary practice is committed to providing timely and essential emergency surgeries when needed. Our skilled team is equipped to handle some urgent situations, including traumatic injuries, gastrointestinal obstructions, and other critical conditions that may require immediate surgical intervention. Although we focus on scheduled appointments and routine procedures, we understand that emergencies can arise, and we strive to offer emergency care to the best of our abilities when we can do so!

Anesthesia Monitoring

Ensuring the safety of your pet during surgeries is our top priority, and our practice employs advanced anesthesia monitoring technologies to guarantee optimal care. We utilize a comprehensive approach, including pulse oximetry (SpO2), capnography, electrocardiography (ECG), and temperature monitoring. These sophisticated tools allow us to closely track vital parameters, such as oxygen saturation, carbon dioxide levels, cardiac activity, and body temperature throughout the anesthesia process. By employing this state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, we can swiftly detect and respond to any changes in your pet’s physiological condition, ensuring a secure and controlled anesthesia experience during surgical procedures. Your pet’s well-being is paramount to us, and our commitment to utilizing advanced monitoring technologies reflects our dedication to providing the highest standards of veterinary care.