We offer numerous surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Tennessee clinic and use stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse administers anesthesia and continuously monitors your pet with electronic patient monitoring equipment. We also provide pain m management.
Following surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management become our priorities. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why a specific surgical procedure is being recommended. We'll also review any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Belle Forest Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to repair injuries sustained through trauma, or to help treat conditions and diseases.
Our Tennessee vets routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are performed to treat pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for skin, gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, hepatic, oncological, and urogenital disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease. This procedure should also provide your pet with an extended life expectancy.
Puppies or kittens are removed from their mother's uterus during Caesarean sections.
Typically, C-sections are performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- 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 Tennessee 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.
- 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 understand the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be overwhelming. Please rest assured that surgery is only recommended when it's in your furry companion's best interests.
We will make sure you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
If your pet needs advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Tennessee, 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 confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.