We offer a wide range of veterinary surgery procedures for cats and dogs at our Seattle clinic, using stringent surgical protocols.
For each of our patients' surgeries, a dedicated nurse administers anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management is also provided.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
Veterinary Surgery & What To Expect
We always fully inform you about the reasons behind recommending a surgical procedure and prepare you with knowledge regarding any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We always practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Aurora Veterinary Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat pets' diseases and conditions or repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Seattle vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Our veterinarians perform 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
Spaying or neutering a cat or dog means surgically sterilizing them to prevent unwanted offspring, reduce disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
If your pet has pain, redness or other symptoms affecting 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's condition requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the procedure, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Seattle and work closely with them to make sure your pet receives the best possible care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries address problems stemming from injuries and diseases affecting the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat has a condition or injury requiring advanced specialized care, your vet will refer them to a vet surgeon near Seattle.
- 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.
Veterinary Surgery Procedures
Our veterinary team understands that bringing your pet in for surgery can be intimidating. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand the reasons for recommending surgery and that you are comfortable deciding to move ahead.
If your pet needs advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Seattle, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the care they need to get better.
Surgical Protocols at Our Seattle Vet Hospital
Pre-surgical assessments. We will go over the specifics of the procedure, carry out a physical examination of the patient, and ensure that blood tests have been properly completed and reviewed by the vet. This is done in order to determine whether your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgical procedures are carried out in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears industry-standard disposable caps and masks while inside the surgical suite. Those involved in 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.