Surgical Procedures

From routine to advanced surgical procedures, our practice offers safe and effective options using state-of-the-art equipment and best practices.

At Crossroads Animal Hospital, we understand that you are probably nervous about submitting your pet to any type of surgical procedure.

Our compassionate and caring professionals monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and take exceptional care to ensure your pet's safety and complete recovery.

Due to advances in veterinary medicine, for most orthopedic surgeries we make a referral to board-certified surgeons! If another procedure requires more advanced experience, we will refer you to an appropriate specialist.


Related Services

State-of-the-art surgical procedures that are safe and effective.

Spay & Neuter

Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision for pet owners. Removal of the male or female reproductive organs prevents unwanted pregnancies and reproductive cancers from threatening your pet's life. We offer spay and neuter surgery as part of your pet's preventative wellness care.

Anesthesia

We take anesthesia cases very seriously and utilize a safe, multi-modal approach for each animal we treat. We use a combination of pre-op assessments, modern anesthetic agents, and the latest anesthetic monitoring equipment to keep your pet safe and the risks of surgery low. Our recovering pet patients have fewer side effects, complete pain relief, and faster postoperative recovery.

Dental Surgery

Family pets need regular dental checkups to ensure good oral health. But even with good oral hygiene and regular cleanings, your pet may require a dental extraction as they age. If your pet needs dental surgery or dental cleaning, we administer anesthesia to allow for comprehensive access to the teeth, gums, and oral tissues. Anesthesia makes it possible to perform dental procedures with less stress and pain for your pet.

Mass Removal

Although masses are most common in older pets, all tumorous growths should be evaluated by one of our veterinarians. Your pet’s doctor will utilize key diagnostic processes to identify the cause of the mass and explain the possible treatment options with you. Pet mass removals are usually performed under general anesthesia, allowing us to remove the entire area in question effectively and painlessly.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Our veterinarians are experienced in soft tissue pet surgeries, the most routinely performed procedures being spay/neuters and mass/tumor removals. Other examples of veterinary soft tissue surgeries include intestinal foreign body removal, laceration, wound repair, and specialized surgeries such as eye procedures, perineal urethrostomy, mastectomy, and splenectomy. Some cases of specialized surgeries are referred out to certified surgeons.

Orthopedic Surgery

We routinely perform orthopedic surgeries, which are procedures related to bones and joints. Common orthopedic pet surgeries include bone fracture repair, cruciate ligament repair, extracapsular and TPLO techniques, leg or toe amputation, patellar luxation repair, and surgeries to treat hip dysplasia, including femoral head ostectomy (FHO). Due to the advancement of orthopedic surgical procedures in veterinary medicine, some orthopedic surgeries such as cruciate repair and fracture repair are referred to board-certified surgeons.

Laser Surgery

Many of our procedures are done utilizing our surgical laser. The laser minimizes bleeding, pain, and infection. All surgical procedures are done under the safest conditions, monitored by EKGs, pulse oximeters, cardiac monitors, and supported by intravenous fluid therapy.

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