Advanced Surgical Procedures
From removing socks from your pet's stomach to repairing broken bones or removing serious malignant tumors, our veterinarians perform many advanced surgical procedures within the hospital and will find a specialist to help your pet when it is necessary. We continually invest in equipment for our surgical suite and we employ skilled Licensed Technicians to monitor our patients and assist with procedures.
What is Radiosurgery? We perform radiosurgery by using radio waves instead of a scalpel blade to make our incisions.
How does Radiosurgery work? A radiofrequency microfiber tip becomes energized by the radio waves but does not become hot, providing focused cutting and coagulation.
What are the benefits to your pet?
- Decreased post-operative pain
- Decreased post-operative swelling
- Less blood loss
- Reduced risk of infection
Ask us if Radiosurgery is right for your pet!
Cryosurgery allows us to remove benign skin tumors up to the size of a pencil eraser. Most patients do not need general anesthesia and a hospital stay is not required. Most tumors are removed with a single 20-second freeze.
- A local anesthetic is used to prevent pain
- A cryogen is sprayed onto the tumor; this freezes and destroys the tumor cells.
- The tumors appearance will change and it will eventually fall off (usually in 2 weeks)
- Small growths can be removed without general anesthesia using a cryogenic liquid to freeze the unwanted growths.
Advanced Procedures Performed at PVH
Soft Tissue Procedures
- Abdominal - Gastrointestinal foreign bodies, Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus, Gastrointestinal neoplasia, Hernia repair, Intestinal Resection/Anastomosis
- Urogenital - Cystotomy, Pyometra, Mastectomy, Cryptorchid Castration
- Eyelid Mass removals
- Tooth and Gum - Extractions, Gingivectomies, Fistulas
Our clinic has a state-of-the art surgical suite where our veterinarians perform all common procedures.
Routine Procedures Performed at PVH
- Surgical Sterilization
- Surgical Declawing
- Surgical Extraction
- Spay and Neuter
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Microchip Services
- General Surgery
After performing a complete examination and reviewing your pet's medical state, we will discuss treatment options that may include surgery and put together a plan that suits the needs of both you and your pet.
If surgery is recommended, you can feel comfortable knowing that our doctors will provide appropriate pain relief so that pain is identified and treated if present. Visual assessment and recording of vital signs is done by one of our trained veterinary surgical technicians. A technician is present during the entire surgery and recovery process to maintain the safety and comfort of your pet. We believe that keeping our patients safe and comfortable before, during and after surgery is of the greatest importance and an essential component of your pet's care.