Pet Surgery Services in Vancouver | Beach Avenue Animal Hospital
At Beach Avenue Animal Hospital we are perform a variety of pet surgery in Vancouver. We are a small, but strong team of Veterinarians, able to perform a many different in-house surgeries. The most common surgeries are spaying and neutering, there are generally quick procedures and can be done with a morning drop off, and an evening pick up. For any surgery, it is vital that you fast your pet the night before. Our general rule of thumb is no food after 8 PM the night before surgery, and no water after 7 AM the morning of the surgery.
There are many benefits when it comes to spaying your pet. This procedure prevents female animals from becoming pregnant, and it can help your pet live longer. Spaying does NOT change your pet’s personality. You may be wondering how spaying your pet can help them live longer? Removing the uterus and ovaries means that she is protected from getting several types of cancer, and deadly diseases such as bacterial infections and reproductive tract diseases. Spaying your pet is also important as it will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters. Spaying is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety.
There are many benefits when it comes to neutering your pet. This procedure prevents male animals from reproducing, and it can help your pet live longer. Neutering does NOT change your pet’s personality. You may be wondering how neutering your pet can help them live longer? Removing the testes mean that he is reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, alongside sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate behaviour related to reporducing such as: roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters. Neutering involves removing the testicles and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety.
Sometimes, your pet has a condition that is difficult to diagnose without surgery. So, to examine an internal organ or obtain a tissue sample, we perform endoscopy surgery as it is less invasive. Our highly skilled team performs the procedure. They insert an endoscope — a tubular instrument with a tiny camera and light at one end, into the mouth. The equipment is also helpful in examining other organs, such as the lungs' airways, the bladder and the colon. With the help of the camera, we insert the tools and perform the procedure.
Soft tissue surgeries are any surgeries that do not include the bone. One of the most common soft tissue surgeries is the removal of masses, or lumps. Once these are removed they can then be biopsied and can be found to be either benign or not. It is important for early removal and accurate diagnosing of the lump to improve the outcome if it turns out the lump is cancerous.
If your pet has redness, pain, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, it may require ophthalmic surgery. Some of the most common ocular techniques for your pets include eyelid tumour removal, ectropion surgery, cataract surgery, exenteration of the orbit, entropion surgery, and cherry eye surgery.
There are a variety of masses that pets can develop. Some pets can develop masses on the skin, some can get them within a body cavity. Spotting a lump on your pet can be overwhelming, but not all masses are tumorous and many are benign. At Beach Avenue Animal Hospital, our experienced Doctor is able to perform a mass removal procedure whilst causing minimal amount of distress to your pet.
What to expect from a surgery
Any appointment that you have with our Doctor will be thorough. We want you to leave the office visit understanding what was said to you and why. Therefore, we ensure that you fully understand why we have recommended surgery for your pet and make sure that you are comfortable moving forward.
While your pet undergoes surgery, they will be provided with a devoted veterinarian technician to administer anesthesia and monitor the pet’s condition continuously.
We also provide pain management which is essential after the procedure. You will give detailed instructions for at-home care.
At Beach Avenue Animal Hospital caring for your pets is our top priority, and we are proud to provide one of the highest qualities of pet surgery in Vancouver. If you have any questions about the cost of these treatments, please give us a call today.