Our Millbrook vets are able to perform a number of veterinary surgical procedures such as soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter procedures, and more.

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Veterinary Surgery

Our experienced veterinary team can offer a wide variety of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Millbrook clinic, adhering to strict protocols.

During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anaesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Your pet will also receive ongoing pain management throughout the procedure.

Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will thoroughly discuss any steps you will need to take for at-home post-op care.

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What to Expect from Surgery

We will never perform a surgical procedure without fully informing you about the surgery, the reason why it has been recommended and any post-operative care your pet will require once they are home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.

Surgical Procedures

At Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat diseases and conditions that may affect your pet as well as repair injuries sustained through trauma.

Our Millbrook vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.

    These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent unwanted litters, diseases and behaviours that your pet may potentially display.

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  • C-Sections

    During Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.

    C-sections are typically recommended in cases where the mother is or will be unable to give birth naturally.

  • Ocular

    Pets that are experiencing severe conditions and symptoms regarding their eye, may need ocular surgery.

    Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumour removal, entropion surgery, and enucleation.

    If the condition requires surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Millbrook and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the same level of care that we would provide.

  • Mass Removal

    Cats and dogs are known to occasionally develop various types of masses under their skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.

    Mass removal surgery is a standard and straightforward surgical procedure for cats and dogs.

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    It is crucial that the wound be properly cared for by a veterinarian as soon as possible to avoid possible infection or other complications.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.

    In situations where your pet requires these kinds of operations, our vet will call in a veterinary surgeon near Millbrook to our hospital to perform the scheduled procedure.

  • Dental Surgery

    Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs to help your pet get back to using their mouth as normal.

  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)

    TTA surgeries help stabilize your dog's knee after they have experienced an injury to their cranial cruciate ligament or CCL.

    The TTA procedure is more commonly performed in dogs with a steep tibial plateau or angle of the top part of the tibia. Recovery is standard with this procedure and your pet will typically require rehabilitative services to regain proper movement.

    At Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital, we call in a referral veterinary surgeon to our hospital in order to perform these procedures for our patients. 

The Surgery Process

Surgery can be anxiety-inducing for both pet parents and patients. Please be assured that we will only recommend surgery when it provides your furry companion with the best possible outcome. 

We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable in moving forward with the surgical procedure.

If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Millbrook, and work closely with your vet surgeon and ensure that your pet is well cared for every step of the way. 

Surgical protocols at our clinic include:

Pre-surgical assessments. Our vets will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and complete mandatory bloodwork in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anaesthesia-related complications.

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are only performed in a dedicated surgical suite. We ensure that this room is kept completely sterile at all times to prevent infection and cross-contamination.

Surgical attire. While in the surgical suite our staff will wear disposable caps and masks at all times. Those performing the surgical procedure will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.

Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and safely wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.

  • Spaying & Neutering

    Spaying and neutering surgeries are one of the most common procedures performed at Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital and offer a variety of health benefits for your pets. Book An Appointment What is spaying and neutering? Both spaying and neutering refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal...
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