Veterinary Surgeon in Woburn
We offer a wide range of standard and progressive surgical procedures for cats and dogs in Woburn, following strict surgical protocols.
A dedicated nurse will always be present to administer anesthesia and monitor your pet with electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Pet Surgery
We will make sure you are always fully informed about our recommendations for surgical procedures and in regard to any care that your pet will require following surgery. We always practice stringent surgical protocols.
At Woburn Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Woburn vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
A C-section is a surgery that is often performed if a mother is unable to deliver her babies naturally. We surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
- 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 Woburn 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.
- Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for performing abdominal surgery through tiny incisions in the abdominal wall using an endoscope. Our endoscopes magnify the organs and offer brilliant imaging to allow extremely precise surgical techniques.
Laparoscopic Spay - Laparoscopic spay is performed through one to three small incisions in the abdomen rather than a large incision, it offers a less painful, faster healing alternative to traditional spays. Complications such as wound healing and infection are minimized.
Gastropexy - A preventative surgery for at-risk dogs that prevents twisting of the stomach, which is fatal if not treated quickly. The stomach is sutured to the abdominal wall in order to prevent the stomach from twisting.
Endoscopy eliminates the need to perform open surgery, which requires an incision of 6" to 12". Gastropexy is often done at the same time as a laparoscopic spay.
- 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 that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your cat or dog requires advanced care, such as orthopedic surgery, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon or surgical specialist near Woburn, 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 wear 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.