Surgical Services

Our experienced veterinarian provides many surgical services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we occasionally refer them to specialists (board-certified veterinary surgeons) to perform complex operations when advanced equipment or training will be beneficial.Our veterinary team takes every precaution so that your pet receives the highest-quality care. We perform a physical exam and preanesthetic testing before surgery, monitor your pet during surgery, and provide appropriate pain medication to keep your pet comfortable during recovery.

diagram of female reproductive system in cat

Spaying

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Spaying your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality.

By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. At Mavis Road Animal Clinic, we pride ourselves on our expertise in anesthesia and pain management.  Our Clinic has state-of-the-art anesthetic monitoring equipment and we follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety. In addition, making sure your pet does not suffer unnecessary pain is very important to us.  When choosing a surgeon for your pet, please be aware that a spay done at one clinic may not be the same as a spay done at another clinic.  Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.

The price of our surgery includes the surgery itself, general anesthesia and monitoring by the veterinarian and our Registered Veterinary Technician, a complimentary nail trim while under anesthetic, hospitalization and continued nursing care by our qualified staff members, and pain medication administered in the clinic.

We also require pre surgical blood testing to minimize the chance of anesthetic complications during and after surgery.  We would be happy to discuss this in more detail and answer any questions you may have, and to review our prices.  Give us a call to set up an appointment to have your pet spayed. If you would like more information about this procedure, call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.

diagram of male reproductive system in cat

Neutering

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Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not change your pet’s personality.

By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behavior, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. At Mavis Road Animal Clinic, we pride ourselves on our expertise in anesthesia and pain management.  Our Clinic has state-of-the-art anesthetic monitoring equipment and we follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety. In addition, making sure your pet does not suffer unnecessary pain is very important to us.  Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.

The price of our surgery includes the surgery itself, general anesthesia and monitoring by the veterinarian and our Registered Veterinary Technician, a complimentary nail trim while under anesthetic, hospitalization and continued nursing care by our qualified staff members, and pain medication administered in the clinic.

We also require pre surgical blood testing to minimize the chance of anesthetic complications during and after surgery.  We would be happy to discuss this in more detail and answer any questions you may have, and to review our prices.  Give us a call to set up an appointment to have your pet neutered. If you would like more information about this procedure, call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to neuter your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.