Our Doraville vets perform a number of surgical procedures, including soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter procedures, c-sections, and more.

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Veterinary Surgery

We have a wide range of surgery options for cats and dogs at our Doraville clinic, and we follow strict surgical guidelines to make sure they are safe.

During each surgery, a nurse will give your pet anesthesia and use electronic patient monitoring equipment to keep an eye on him or her at all times. In addition, pain management will also be offered to people who need it.

Following surgery, we want to keep an eye on your per's recovery and make sure they don't have any pain. A lot of information about how to take care of your pet at home will also be given to you by your vet.

Surgery, Doraville Vet

What to Expect from Surgery

We always tell you why we think your pet needs surgery and what kind of care it will need at home afterward. At our clinic, we follow strict surgical guidelines.

Surgical Procedures

At WellPet Humane, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.

Our Doraville vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.

    These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders. Depending on your pet's diagnosis and surgical needs you may be referred to a specialist.

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

  • C-Sections

    During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.

    C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally. 

  • Ocular

    If your pet is experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.

    Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.

    If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Doraville and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

  • Mass Removal

    Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.

    Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.

  • Foreign Body

    Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.

    Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.

    In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Doraville and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible. 

  • Cystotomy

    During a cystotomy, an incision is made into the dog or cat's urinary bladder to facilitate the removal of bladder stones and/or urethral stones. Depending on the severity we may refer you to a specialist.

  • Dental Surgery

    Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.

The Surgery Process

Bringing your pet in for surgery can be scary. We know that. Please know that we only recommend surgery when it is in your pet's best interest.

When we recommend surgery, we want to make sure that you fully understand why, and that you are comfortable with the idea of going through with the plan.

If your pet needs more advanced treatment, our vets will send you to a veterinary surgeon near Doraville. We'll work closely with your vet to make sure your pet gets the best care possible.

Surgical protocols at our clinic include:

Pre-surgical assessments. We make sure blood tests have been done and reviewed by the vet so that we can figure out if your pet is at risk for anesthesia-related complications. We will also make sure the specifics of the procedure are clear.

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are done in a special room called a "surgical suite." This room is kept completely clean to keep people from getting sick and spreading germs.

Surgical attire. Our staff always wears disposable caps and masks when they are in the surgical room. This is to maintain sterility during the surgical procedure. They will also wear single-use sterile gowns and gloves.

Sterile packs and equipment. Before each surgery, we clean, sterilize, and wrap up all of our surgical instruments and equipment.

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