We are able to offer a variety of surgical procedures for cats and dogs in Groton, utilizing stringent surgical protocols.
In every surgery we perform, an experienced nurse will apply anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet with electronic patient monitoring equipment. They will also provide your cat or dog with pain management.
After the surgery, we prioritize monitoring and pain management. Your veterinary surgeon will also give thorough instructions on how to care for your cat or dog once you get home.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you as the pet owner fully informed about the reasons why we are recommending surgery and on any post-operative care, your cat or dog will require at home. Our veterinary surgeons in Groton always practice stringent surgical protocols.
At Companion Animal Hospital, we conduct medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries obtained due to trauma.
Our vets in Groton perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries on a regular basis:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for cats and dogs suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders,
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter cats and dogs, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent disease and give them an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, our dog and cat surgeons surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are usually performed when the mother isn't able to give birth naturally.
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
Our veterinary surgeons perform this surgical operation to help treat CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) ruptures in a dog's knee. The procedure involves cutting the top of the dog's shinbone and moving it forward, our team then stabilizes it in the corrected position.
- Foreign Body
Once in a while cats and dogs can ingest foreign objects into their bodies.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or they have been injured in an accident, we can conduct foreign body surgery to remove it.
Sometimes, specialized skills or equipment will be required to perform this surgery. If that is the case for your pet, your veterinarian will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Groton and work closely with them to make sure your cat or dog receives high-quality care.
- Pyometra Surgery
This surgery is used to treat pyometra where the ovaries and uterus have become infected. In this procedure, your vet will remove the infected ovaries and uterus.
During a cystectomy, our vets remove a dog or cat's urinary bladder.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Our Groton vets perform orthopedic surgeries to treat dogs and cats who have injuries or diseases in their bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures. If your pet is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care, your vet will refer you to veterinary surgical specialists near Groton.
- Dental Surgery
Our vets are able to offer dental surgeries for both cats and dogs. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
- Laser Declaw
This surgery permanently removes your cat's claws, so they won't grow back. Because the laser cauterizes as it removes the claws your cat probably won't bleed after the procedure.
Our veterinarians will only perform amputations when it is absolutely necessary, such as when the limb can't be saved, the limb will cause further problems/ spread the disease to other parts of your pet's body, or it will cause them too much pain.
If your pet does require a limb removal, they will be placed under general anesthesia for the procedure. The limb will be amputated from as high up as possible in order to prevent your pet from trying to balance themselves on the stump which could cause further trauma.
The Surgery Process
Our team understands that bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. We just want you to know that our surgeons only recommend surgery when it's in the best interests of your cat or dog.
We will make sure that you fully understand why we are recommending the surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move forward with the procedure.
If your pet needs advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Groton, and work closely with your cat or dog's surgeon to make sure they receive the best care possible.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. Our vets will confirm the specifics of the surgery, complete a comprehensive examination of the patient, and make sure that 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. We perform all of our surgeries in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our veterinary team wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Everyone involved with 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.