Pet Surgery: Healing Injuries, Preventing Disease, and More
Your pet will likely need to have surgery at least once in their life. We recommend spaying and neutering for a majority of our patients to prevent unwanted pregnancies and certain types of cancer. However, there may be another procedure your pet will need to stay healthy. At City Line Veterinary Center in Moline, our veterinarians have the knowledge and capabilities to perform many different surgeries. From injury repair to treating disease, veterinary surgery is an important way to enhance your pet’s quality of life and help them live longer.
Having your pet undergo a surgical procedure can be very stressful. Therefore, we will be glad to answer your questions and put your mind at ease, and offer our support to help you through the process.
Our Surgical Services
We’re proud to have a veterinary surgery suite fitted with the most reliable and up-to-date equipment for meeting your pet’s needs. Our veterinarians can perform the following soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries:
- Spaying and neutering
- Tumor removal
- Foreign body removal
- Minor oral surgery
- Laser surgery
- Patella Luxation
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) repair
- Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO)
- Fracture repair
What is Laser Surgery?
With laser surgery, we can reduce pain, inflammation, and blood loss during your pet’s procedure. In addition, the laser cauterizes as it makes the incision, sealing off blood vessels and nerve endings. This results in a cleaner and more precise incision, and allows the patient to recover much more quickly.
Pet Safety is Our Highest Priority
Regardless of the surgery they perform, our veterinarians and technicians always abide by the most stringent safety protocols to keep your pet comfortable and as pain-free as possible. In addition, any pet undergoing surgery must be thoroughly examined and have bloodwork taken so we can assess their health status and minimize risk.
During surgery, one of our experienced technicians will be standing by to monitor your pet’s vitals. This includes pulse oximetry, blood pressure, and ECG. Furthermore, while all patients receive antibiotics and painkillers through an IV catheter prior to surgery, we may also send them home with additional medication for added comfort.
If you need to consult with your veterinarian about your pet’s potential need for surgery, bring them in for an appointment any time during our office hours. We look forward to seeing you!