When your pet comes to Wauwatosa Veterinary Clinic for surgery, you can count on us to go above and beyond to ensure their safety and comfort -- so you can worry less, and your pet can heal faster.
For your convenience, we perform surgeries and dental procedures Monday through Friday. Drop off times are typically around 8:00 AM and for most procedures, your pet will be ready to go home that evening!
The following are examples of our more common surgical procedures:
Spay / Neuter
Mass Removals / Wart & Growth Removal
Cherry Eye Repair
Gastropexy (attachment of the stomach to abdominal wall to minimize the risk of twisting on deep chested dogs)
Cystotomy (removal of bladder stones)
Foreign Body Removal
Soft Palette Resection for Boxers, Bulldogs, Pugs, etc.
Declaws (laser assisted, pain managed)
How We Ensure Your Pet's Safety During Surgery
We perform pre-anesthetic blood screening for all pets prior to a surgical procedure. Blood work can help detect any unknown health issues that may cause your pet to be at risk while under anesthesia. All surgical patients are given warmed IV fluids to expedite recovery. Blood pressure, heart rate and breathing are all monitored constantly by a Certified Veterinary Technician while your pet is under anesthesia. We also implement a thorough pain management program for all of our surgical patients.
CO2 Surgical Laser
Laser surgery minimizes bleeding, reduces pain and swelling and promotes more rapid healing. When your pet undergoes laser surgery, he or she recovers more quickly and face less post-operative pain. Laser surgery also is more precise and greatly reduces the risk of post-surgical infection. All of our feline declaws are performed with a surgical laser as well as nerve block to minimize pain and speed healing times. Wart and skin growth removals are also ideal applications for laser surgery.
There are a number of advantages to laparoscopic surgery versus the traditional open procedure. These include:
Reduced blood loss
Smaller incision, which reduces pain and shortens recovery time
Less pain, leading to less pain medication needed
Faster recovery time
Reduced exposure of internal organs to possible external contaminants, thereby reduced risk of acquiring infections