Any surgery not concerning the bone is considered a soft tissue surgery. Our doctors at Alta View Animal Hospital regularly perform soft tissue surgeries on our patients to alleviate pain or prevent life threatening medical conditions. The most common type of soft tissue surgeries are spay, neuter and the removal of a lump/mass from an animal. Many of these lumps are benign (not cancerous) however early detection and removal provide the best outcome for your pet if they are malignant (cancerous).
Animals occasionally suffer lacerations from bite wounds, being struck with objects or accidentally running into branches, etc. These wounds may need surgery to close the area and prevent infection. feel free to contact one of our veterinarians if you have any questions about our surgical procedures.
Pain management is also introduce before and after surgery. Please contact our veterinarians if you have any question about surgical procedures offered at Alta View Animal Hospital.
Spay And Neuter
Besides vaccinations, spaying and neutering your pet is one of the best things that you can do for them! When you spay and neuter your pets, you give them a better chance at a happy life! They often live longer because they are less likely to run away, get in fights, or get hit by cars. They are less likely to get certain types of cancers. Females are less likely to get pyometras and other deadly diseases. Males are less likely to spray and have other behavioral problems!
Spaying and neutering your pets also helps with the overpopulation of animals. There are way too many animals that are euthanized each year because no one can adopt them.
Joint injuries are also very common in pets, especially in large, athletic breeds, and in overweight dogs. Orthopedic surgery can greatly improve your dog’s quality of life. Orthopedic surgery in animals can include reconstructive surgery required due to an accident or illness, or the correction of a congenital malformation. Here in Alta View we are fully equipped to perform any orthopedic surgery. We also offer in-hospital referral with Dr. Ron Pumphrey, a veterinary surgeon. Common surgeries performed by Dr. Pumphery include facture repair, TPLO (to correct torn cruciate ligaments), and patellar luxation correction.
We have a state-of-the-art New Digital X-Ray machine that produces excellent quality radiographs (X-rays). The new machine will help us go green because we do not use photographic chemicals for our radiographs.
Ultrasound is cyclic sound pressure non-invasive imaging that allows us take a better look at your pets internal organs abdomen and chest area. This is a stress free and painless diagnostic technique done without sedation of your pet. An ultrasound helps us make better treatment decisions for your pet, and many times can help avoid major surgery.
We perform electrocardiograms and all pets. This help us diagnose heart conditions and monitor anesthetized patients. We also consult with board certified cardiologist when we deal with heart disease patients.
Blood Pressure Monitor
Hypertension is a common problem in cats and dogs. we can check the blood pressure with our automatic blood pressure monitor.we check when pets underlying disease such as hyperthyroidism or kidney disease.
We have just installed a new complete IDEXX Labs in house diagnostic systems. We can perform Complete Blood counts, chemistry levels, thyroid test and other exams in matter of minutes. We can do these tests for an emergency patient or as a pre-surgical work-up.