Our vets offer a variety of surgical procedures for both dogs and cats at our Kinston clinic, utilizing stringent surgical protocols.
For every surgery we perform, an experienced nurse will apply anesthesia and consistently monitor your cat or dog using electronic patient monitoring equipment. They will also provide your companion with pain management.
Once the surgery is over our vets focus on pain management and post-operative monitoring. Your veterinarian will also give you in-depth instructions for at-home care.
What You Can Expect From Surgery
Our team will always keep you up to date in regards to why we are recommending surgery and about any post-operative care, your pet requires at home. We always practice stringent surgical protocols.
At Five Oaks Animal Hospital, we are able to perform emergency and medical surgeries to help treat conditions and disease in cats and dogs or repair traumatic injuries.
Our Kinston vets conduct the following elective and non-elective surgeries on a regular basis:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets that are suffering from an ear, nose, or throat disorder, we can provide soft tissue surgical procedures.
These surgeries are also available for oncological, hepatic, urogenital, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter dogs and cats, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent diseases and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove kittens or puppies from their mother's uterus.
Our vets generally perform C-sections when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your cat or dog is suffering from pain, redness, or other symptoms in the area of their eyes, they might require ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for pets include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.
If your furry companion requires a veterinary surgical specialist to conduct the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Kinston and work closely with your cat or dog surgeon to make sure that your pet gets the best possible care.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries help mend and heal injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your furry friend. If your pet is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your cat or dog orthopedic surgeon near Kinston.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians offer dental surgeries for both cats and dogs. These surgeries can include tooth extractions, gum disease treatment, jaw fracture repairs and more.
The Surgery Process
We know that the thought of having to bring your pet in for surgery can be an anxious one. But we would like you to know that the only time we recommend surgery for your pet is when it's in their best interests.
Your vet will make sure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable with the decision to move forward.
If your pet requires additional care that is beyond our scope, we will refer you to a dog and cat surgeon near Kinston, and work closely with them to make sure your furry friend gets the highest quality of care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. Before any surgery, our team will confirm the specifics of the procedure, conduct a physical examination of your pet, and make sure that blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet to determine if your pet has any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. We perform our surgeries in a designated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and the risk of cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears sterile single-use gloves during your pets procedure.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.