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General Surgery Services at Radford Animal Hospital

A surgical service may be part of the routine or emergency care you provide to your pet. General surgery can improve the health of a pet and reduce morbidity rates in the case of a serious illness or injury. Your veterinarian near Radford offers routine and non-routine general surgery at Radford Animal Hospital. Understand more about necessary general surgery or emergency care for your pet’s health.

Dog with a cone on its head after surgery.

What You Should Know About General Surgery

General surgery is performed routinely at our animal hospital in Radford, VA. Surgery is required to perform spaying and neutering services to avoid unwanted pregnancies. In addition, indoor/outdoor animals may come in for surgery on lacerations and attend to wound care. All necessary steps are taken to make a pet comfortable during the procedure and pet owners are educated on prepping a pet for surgery and taking care of them during their recovery at home. Speak to your veterinarian to learn more about a specific surgery offered at Radford Animal Hospital.  

Common Veterinary Surgical Procedures

Routine and non-routine surgeries are available at our animal hospital. General surgical procedures and more advanced surgical procedures include:

  • Spay & neuter
  • Dental cleaning
  • Mass removals
  • Lacerations & wound care
  • Gastrointestinal & urinary bladder
  • Orthopedic surgery (an orthopedic surgical specialist will perform the surgery)

Bring in a pet for a consultation and pet ultrasound as part of their exam to identify the need for a surgical procedure and provide accurate details to surgically treat an injury or health condition. A mild sedative or anesthesia may be used to calm a pet. General surgery can support an animal’s general health and aid in their recovery from an injury, illness or accident.

What to Know About Pre- and Post-Surgery

It is best to speak with your veterinarian to understand the steps to take prior to and after a specific surgery. Specific dietary requirements or seditions may be needed before surgery. When you get your pet home, be aware that a pet may exhibit behavioral changes and express more aggression after surgery and while the anesthesia wears off. Pets may be more irritable than usual and medications may also impact their behavior. Pet owners should keep small children and potentially irritating factors away from a pet during their first few days after surgery. Follow all veterinary guidelines given for post-surgical care.

Is Anesthesia Safe?

Anesthesia is used for many types of routine and non-routine general surgeries. Pets will be monitored when given anesthesia and throughout any surgical procedure. The amount was given and the type of anesthesia, such a tranquilizer, general anesthetic or inhalant anesthesia are carefully measured and delivered to an animal. Anesthesia is generally seen as a safe and effective way to calm a pet for a surgical procedure and other veterinary services.

General Surgery from Our Veterinarian near Radford

Dr. Mark Newman, your veterinarian near Radford, and the veterinary team perform a range of veterinary services at this full-service medical facility. Pets and owners in Radford, Christiansburg, Blacksburg and Dublin receive high-quality care at the surgery suite, dental suite and general care unit at Radford Animal Hospital. Associated surgery services include an in-house laboratory, radiology, pet ultrasound and in-house pharmacy for the convenience of pets and their owners. Contact Radford Animal Hospital at (540) 639-3891 to schedule an appointment for general surgery and to learn more today.