Treating Assorted Health Issues with General and Orthopedic Pet Surgery
At Coyne Veterinary Center in St. John, we offer a diverse range of surgical services to accommodate our patients’ diverse needs. Whether your pet needs a routine spay and neuter to prevent future health problems or repair to a broken bone, our facility is well-equipped to perform the necessary procedures.
Since pet surgery is by nature an invasive treatment, all patients must be placed under general anesthesia. We understand if you have concerns about the process, and will be glad to answer your questions. Furthermore, we can go over all of our safety protocols so you can be assured that your pet will be kept safe.
The Surgical Services We Offer
We can perform many different surgeries to restore our patients’ health and improve their wellbeing. These include, but are not limited to:
- Mass removal
- Foreign body removal
- Spay and neuter surgeries
- Bladder stone removal (cystotomy)
- Oral surgery
- Fracture repair
- Patellar luxation
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) repair
- Bone plating
- Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
- Tibial Tubercle Advancement (TTA)
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
WHY YOU SHOULD
HAVE YOUR PET SPAYED/NEUTERED
Spaying and neutering can effectively reduce stray animal overpopulation and reduce overcrowding in shelters. Additionally, it can benefit pets by helping to prevent breast cancer, testicular cancer, prostatitis, perianal adenoma and pyometra (infected uterus).
Behavioral benefits include less aggression in males, less desire to roam around the neighborhood, and a reduction in inappropriate mounting behaviors in males. Together, the benefits your pet may experience can help them live longer and enjoy a healthier life, too.
Steps We Take for Our Patients’ Safety
Safety is always our highest priority before, during and after a pet surgery. To minimize risks and discomfort, our team:
- Advises pet owners to withhold their pets’ food the night before surgery to prevent vomiting
- Conducts a pre-anesthetic exam and possible blood work to screen for illness
- Checks your pet’s weight and medical history to make sure pain control and anesthesia are properly administered
- Places an IV catheter to provide the patient with fluids and additional pain management
- Fully monitors each pet during their procedure, keeping an eye on their heart rate, blood pressure, pulse oximetry and temperature
- Monitors patients as they are awakening from anesthesia to minimize their stress and make sure the anesthetic is wearing off properly
Do you have concerns about your pet’s surgery or recovery? Let us know by calling (219) 627-3264 or stop in to arrange a meeting with one of our veterinarians.