Dog and Cat Surgery in Carmel

Surgery. Just hearing the word spoken about your pet can be startling, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. That’s because Yellow Dog Veterinary Clinic takes all the required precautions to ensure that our patients are well-cared for during dog and cat surgery. For your convenience, we perform most routine and non-routine surgeries in-house. We know how important your companion’s safety and comfort are to you, so you can feel at ease about leaving him or her in our care. We use only the most modern tools, equipment, and techniques, so rest assured; we’ll treat your companion like one of our own.

Most Common Dog and Cat Surgeries Performed

We perform virtually all routine and non-routine nose-to-tail dog and cat surgeries in-house at Yellow Dog Veterinary Clinic, including (but not limited to):

  • Mass removal
  • Minor orthopedic procedures
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Ocular surgery
  • Oral surgery
  • Spaying/neutering
  • Wound reconstruction
  • Urinary tract surgery

Before Your Dog or Cat’s Surgery

We recommend that you withhold food and limit your pet’s water intake at least 12 hours before his or her scheduled appointment time, since nausea is a common side effect of anesthesia. On the day before your dog or cat’s surgery, we perform a comprehensive physical exam, pre-anesthetic blood work, and any other necessary diagnostic tests to make sure your dog or cat is healthy enough for surgery. If no underlying health issues are found, we begin prepping your pet for the procedure.

First, we place an IV catheter, which we use to administer the anesthesia, fluids, and pain medication. Our animal hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to monitor all of your pet’s vital signs before, during, and after surgery. We also have heated tables and blankets in our surgical suite for your pet’s added comfort. Then, we begin administering anesthesia until your pet is completely sedated. At that time, we proceed with the surgery.

Veterinarian examining a cat before surgery

After Your Dog and Cat’s Surgery

After your dog or cat’s surgery is complete, we stop the anesthesia supply and move your pet to a recovery area, where we continue to monitor him or her. We then contact you with a status update and to schedule a pickup time. Upon your arrival, we provide you with discharge papers, at-home care instructions, and pain medication to aid in your pet’s recovery. If you have any questions at all about any phase of your pet’s surgery, please feel free to contact us. We’ll be more than happy to help.