Pet Surgery

At Cordova Station Animal Hospital in Cordova, TN, we understand the stress that the thought of a beloved pet needing surgery can cause. The good news is that we are here to help ensure your pet is comfortable and the care he needs. If you'd like more information about the surgical process for pets, read on. A “veterinarian near me” is here to help.

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Types of Pet Surgery

Pets undergo surgery for a variety of reasons, including:

●             Spaying and neutering (the most common)

●             Dental extractions

●             Removal of skin growths

●             Tumor removal

●             Bladder blockages

●             Urgent care for an injured pet

How to Make the Decision To Get Your Pet Surgery

Sometimes, the decision to get surgery for your pet is easy, like when spaying or neutering a young animal. Other times, it can be more difficult, like with an older pet that may not do well under anesthesia. In the end, discuss with a vet on our team if surgery will improve the quality of your pet's life or will be worth it for his long term health.

What to Expect

In most cases, your pet will have a pre-surgical assessment which might include a general exam and bloodwork to help ensure he is cleared for surgery. The night before surgery, a vet on our team will give instructions on feeding and drinking.

The day of surgery, make sure to arrive early. Our veterinary staff will prep your pet for surgery, which may include shaving, sedation, or other treatment. During the procedure, your pet’s vital signs will be monitored. Upon completion of the procedure, your pet will spend some time in recovery.

Upon discharge, you will be given instructions on how to care for your pet and what to look for over the next few days. You can expect that your pet will be groggy and sleep a lot. You may need to help him with eating, drinking, and going to the bathroom. If you notice anything concerning, contact our team.

Get Urgent Care from Our Animal Hospital for a Pet Emergency or Injured Pet

If you are in the Cordova, TN, area and are in need of medical treatment for your pet, we at Cordova Station Animal Hospital are here to help. Our friendly staff are happy to answer any questions. Call us at (901) 753-3539 for urgent care from a “veterinarian near me” at our animal hospital for a pet emergency or injured pet.