We offer a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs, cats and other pets in Ocala at our veterinary center, using state=of-the-art surgical techniques and protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated member of our veterinary staff will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet using electronic patients monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management.
Following surgery, post-operative monitoring and providing pain management are our priorities. Your veterinarian will also provide your with comprehensive instructions for how to care for your pet once they are able to come home.
What to Expect from Surgery
We work to ensure that you remain fully informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure and what that procedure entails. We will also walk you through any post-operative care your will need to provide your pet with once they are able to return home.
At Paddock Park Animal Care Center, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trama.
Our Ocala 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 disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Ocala and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Ocala and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
During a urethrectomy, our vets remove all or part of a cat's or dog's ureter.
During a cystectomy, our vets remove a cat's or dog's urinary bladder.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Ocala.
- 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.
The Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be a daunting one. Rest assured, however, that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will also make sure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move forward.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Ocala, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will walk through the specifics of the procedure, conduct a physical examination of your pet and ensure that blood tests have been taken and reviewed. This way, we will make sure your pet doesn't face any risk of anesthesia-related complications before starting.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in our surgical suite. This room is kept entirely sterile in order to prevent cross-contamination and infection.
Surgical attire. Our staff always wear disposable masks and surgical caps while in the surgical suite. Any veterinarians involved in the procedure itself will also wear single-use gloves and sterile gowns.
Sterile packs and equipment. We are careful to sanitize and wrap each of our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.