At Ayers Animal Hospital we can perform routine surgeries, dog and cat spay, neuter, to advanced surgeries: ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) repair, patella luxation, soft tissue surgery, exploratory surgery and emergency surgery. We are fully experienced with all aspects of small animal surgery. With our highly experienced surgeons and advanced technology we can ensure your pet receives the best surgical care possible. To ensure that your pet’s health is our priority we follow the strict guidelines of the AAHA (American Animal Health Association) pre examination, bloookwork, anesthetic, surgical, and pain management protocols.
Dog and cat spay, neuters is one of the highest volume routine surgeries we do. Not only does this prevent overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats, this surgery can save your pet’s life and keep them living a long, happy life. Spay prevents uterine, and breast cancer in female cats and dogs. Neuter helps prevent prostate, testicular cancer in male dogs. In cats it helps reduce spraying and fights. There are many other health related issues that are prevented when you spay and neuter your pet. Most of our patients that have routine surgery done in the morning, they can go home that evening.
Many owners say “I am scared for my pet going under anesthesia.” We use the safest methods of anesthesia also performing surgery on your pet when they are young and in good health is more safe compared to when they are 7 years or older and sick with complications of uterine infection or prostate enlargement with the high risk of anesthesia, along with a hospitalization, fluid therapy, x-rays, bloodwork, and unnecessary extra financial expense late in their life.
Prior to any of our surgeries that we perform our veterinarians will do a full physical exam, we will give you a quote of the surgery being performed, and how to prepare your pet before and after the surgery. We advise the owners to withhold food at least 12 hours prior to surgery. Water is fine, but the food can cause some complications with anesthesia. We highly recommend diagnostic blood work prior to surgery to rule out any unforeseen health problems.
If emergency surgery arises for your pet, our in-house lab, x-rays, and ultrasound are available for quick diagnostic results. Our doctors at Ayers Animal Hospital are highly experienced with complex emergency surgery.
If you have any more questions about our surgery services please call us at 304-529-6049.