Surgery

Surgery

Our highly trained, very diverse doctors enable us to offer a variety of surgical procedures. Surgeries are performed Monday through Friday by appointment. In addition to routine surgeries such as spays, neuters, and declaws we can also perform tumor removals, laceration repairs, amputations, aural hematomas, and foreign body retrieval.

Soft Tissue Surgery

We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries at our clinic. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. These surgeries can provide many benefits to pets.

Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on pets is the removal of masses, or lumps. Most of these masses, once removed and tested, are found to be benign (nonharmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a lump is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous.

If your dog suffers from frequent ear infections, surgical intervention can reduce their occurrence by improving airflow into the ear canal.

Surgery can also help resolve several problems related to the eyes. Tearing in your pet’s eyes can mean an infection is present or may be a sign that the cornea (outer layer of the eye) has been damaged. Surgery may allow the cornea to heal faster with less scarring, improving your pet’s ability to see. In some pets, the eyelashes may actually damage the cornea. Surgical intervention improves comfort in these pets, reduces the chances of corneal scarring, and enhances the pet’s vision in the long term.

If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us at (210) 494-3436 to schedule a consultation with your Acres North Animal Hospital veterinarian.