There are many types of surgeries that your pet might need to undergo. Elective surgeries, like spay and neuter procedures, can greatly improve your pet's health! However, emergency surgical procedures are sometimes inevitable, even if your pet is in perfect health. At Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital in Fredericksburg, we offer the testing and care your pet needs for various surgical procedures at our state-of-the-art facility. Here's what you need to know about pet surgery at our animal hospital and how our veterinary staff can help. 

What Is Pet Surgery?

Like humans, animals can experience a wide range of health issues that need to be treated with surgery. There are two types of pet surgery, including elective surgery and non-elective or emergency surgery.

Elective surgeries can help improve your pet's health and prevent potential medical issues in the future. These include:

  • Spaying of cats and dogs
  • Neutering of cats and dogs
  • Extraction of teeth, also known as dental extractions
  • Removal of benign skin growths, which aren't dangerous but can be uncomfortable for your pet

Other surgeries include emergency surgeries such as:

  • Removal of cancerous growths
  • Emergency amputations of limbs due to trauma or infection
  • Surgery to repair internal damage
  • Surgery to repair muscle tears and broken bones
  • Removal of intestinal blockages

These are just some of the many surgeries your animal may need in its lifetime.

How A Veterinarian Can Help

Only a trained veterinarian will be able to perform these surgeries. Our veterinarians will work with you and your pet to ensure your animal receives the necessary treatment it needs throughout the process. Our veterinary team will also provide valuable advice to help your pet recover during the post-operative phase.

Contact Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital for Pet Surgery and Other Vet Services in Fredericksburg

Whether you need help answering questions about pet surgery or need comprehensive pet care from a veterinarian, our team at Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital is here to help. Call us at 540-373-6100 today to schedule your pet's next exam or for emergency vet care.

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