While we all want our beloved furry companions to remain problem-free, injuries and other health conditions can upend those hopes. Fullwood Animal Hospital offers a wide range of surgical procedures at our Matthews, NC facility. If you need pet surgery for your favorite family companion, we’ll do everything possible to keep them safe and comfortable throughout the process. Our entire staff remains committed to providing veterinary care.
Pet Surgery in Matthews, NC
Pet Surgery Procedures Offered
Our veterinarian in Matthews is trained to perform a wide range of pet surgeries. Below is an overview of some of the injuries and illnesses we treat at Fullwood Animal Hospital.
- Tumor Removal
- Open Wounds
- Eye Surgery
- Torn Ligaments
- Bladder Stones
- Internal Bleeding
- Urethral Blockages
Our facility provides other pet services to get a better sense of your pet’s health condition, including the following:
- Lab Testing
- Vital Monitoring
- ECG Monitoring
Pet owners can feel confident that they’re putting their pet companions in the best hands when they bring them to Fullwood Animal Hospital.
Emergency Care for Pets
You never know when the unexpected will happen. If you find yourself in a situation where your pet’s health is at risk, you should bring them in for immediate care. It’s a good idea to call ahead so that we can have all the preparations ready to deliver the latest surgical care to your pet. Symptoms that can indicate an emergency for your dog or cat include the following:
- Signs of pain
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Problems breathing
- Signs of blood in their vomit or stool
- Excessive coughing
- Issues with coordination and balance
- Visible injuries from an accident
- Signs of a limp in one or more limbs
- Inability to stand upright
An injured animal can lash out, so be careful handling your pet if it appears to be in distress. Do what you can to perform first aid until you can get them to a veterinarian. If your pet seems to bounce back with no issues, it’s still best to bring them in for a visit to ensure nothing unseen can cause problems later. What can appear to be a minor issue can turn into a life-threatening situation quickly.
Understanding the Pet Surgery Process
The idea of bringing a pet in for surgery can be daunting. You may worry that something might go wrong during the procedure or that your pet will be in pain. We put your pet’s interests above everything else. Our veterinarian goes over every possible scenario with pet owners before we proceed with anything. We would never recommend any surgery or treatment that wasn’t necessary to help your pet.
We start by examining your pet and reviewing the specific surgical procedures involved. We will also order additional imaging or blood tests to understand what’s happening with your dog or cat. Our goal is to ensure that no health concerns impact your pet’s ability to survive a surgical procedure.
Understanding how anesthesia might impact your dog or cat is important. Certain breeds can be more susceptible to complications, so we always want to ensure that your pet will be safe. We keep our facilities clean to prevent infections. All instruments used during treatments are single-use and disposed of once we complete a procedure.
Post-Surgical Care for Pets
The time it takes to complete a surgery varies depending on its complexity. Once it’s over, we go over instructions on properly caring for your pet as they recover at home. You should contact our staff immediately if you notice any complications.
Contact Fullwood Animal Hospital at (704) 545-2235 if you find yourself in need of pet surgery.