As with almost all pet owners, you take your loyal friend’s health very seriously and also take surgery as a very serious decision. We understand this and the great news is that you can rest assured that you have the trusted team of professionals at Strohbehn Veterinary Clinic working diligently on your pet’s behalf. Every single veterinarian at Strohbehn Veterinary Clinic your pet sees, he or she (and you) can be assured of the best, most carefully-administered pre-operative, surgical and post-operative care available anywhere.
Common Types of Veterinary Surgery
Surgery is a common form of veterinary care, not only for relieving pain or repairing injuries but also for assessing and even preventing illness. The most common types of surgery we perform include:
- Mass and tumor removal – Suspicious lumps or other masses, both on the skin and within the body, may call for surgical removal and biopsy to determine whether cancer is present. In some cases, mass and tumor removal may be followed by more extensive surgery. We can also extract bladder stones, foreign objects and other unwelcome objects.
- Wound and laceration care – When your pet has sustained serious damage in a fight or accident, surgical wound and laceration care may be necessary. We can seal off torn blood vessels and close open wounds while also assessing for fractured bones.
- Spay and neuter surgery – spay surgery and neuter surgery are extremely important preventative wellness procedures. In addition to preventing pregnancy, they also safeguard your pet against potentially deadly diseases such as ovarian, testicular and uterine cancer.
- Oral surgery – Oral surgery could save your pet’s life if a routine dental exam reveals the presence of oral cancer that must be removed. We can perform surgery to repair jaw injuries or extract an infected or damaged tooth that is causing pain and promoting infection.
Pet Surgery can be Concerning
Even when your animal is undergoing a simple, routine spay and neuter surgery, it is understandable that you may be a little worried. We can show you how helpful and caring we are throughout the entire surgery procedure.
We will always take the time to fully describe all of the surgical options and details to you before any procedure, advising you on any steps you might need to take before a surgery. We pay the strictest attention to the vital signs and anesthesia levels during your animals surgery. After surgery, we will advise you on how and what medications to administer to your pet, how to survey the wound for any adverse signs, and when to bring your animal back to our office for any required follow-up exams. We are here for you and your pet!
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Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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