Surgery

Pet Surgery in Edina, Minnesota

If your pet has been injured, and you need emergency pet surgery or need a routine procedure performed, then contact Normandale Veterinary Hospital. We offer comprehensive care for your pet including surgery for animals, follow-up visits, and rehabilitative services. Our hospital is well equipped to perform most minor and major surgical procedures from spays and neuters to more complex pet emergency, orthopedic, and soft tissue surgeries.

To find out more about surgical procedures or to schedule an appointment with a surgery specialist, contact us today at 952-831-8272 or fill out our contact form.

Our Surgical Process

Prior to surgery, your pet will receive a thorough physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger your pet's health. Since not all problems can be detected in an examination, we also suggest pre-anesthetic blood and urine testing. Pre-surgical tests give us a more complete picture of your pet's health and allow us to tailor an anesthetic regime that is specific for your pet.

Why Choose Normandale Veterinary Hospital?

There are several reasons why Normandale Veterinary Hospital is the best choice for your pet’s medical needs:

  • We offer a wide variety of anesthetic protocols tailored to your pet's individual needs.
  • We use state of the art anesthetic machines offering isoflurane anesthesia.
  • We also utilize a variety of anesthetic monitoring devices including respiratory monitors and cardiac monitoring equipment.
  • Pain management is an important part of our pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative anesthetic and medical protocol. Before we move forward with any surgical procedure, we urge you to discuss operative pain management options with our staff.
  • All surgical patients, including those undergoing routine procedures such as ovariohysterectomies or castrations, receive pain control medications.

Orthopedic Vet Surgery

Orthopedic surgery is used to restore bones and joints for your dog or cat. Our surgeons utilize surgical procedures for the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Joint disorders
  • Tissue deterioration
  • Hip and back trauma
  • Severe accidents

Before we perform surgery, your pet will undergo diagnostic blood work and lab testing to ensure your pet has the capacity to endure surgery. Tests also allow us to make a full diagnosis without error. X-rays help us pinpoint the medical issue and determine the best treatment for your pet.

We also administer pain medication or anesthesia before the procedure to keep your pet sedated and experience little to no pain. The anesthesia is safe and appropriate for surgical procedures. Your dog or cat will undergo a period of recovery before we release it from the hospital. The recovery period depends on the nature and depth of the injury, as well as the intensity of the surgery.

Surgery for Animals with Fractures

If your pet is limping or cannot get up after an accident, it may be suffering from a fracture, joint injury, or even a torn ligament. The location and severity of the fracture will determine how we proceed with treatment. For instance, we can set or splint a simple fracture; however, a complex fracture may require surgery so your dog or cat can fully recover.

Therefore, orthopedic surgery for fractures is suited to your pet’s particular injury. We employ different methods for repairing the fracture such as:

  • Screw fixation
  • Pin fixation
  • Growth plate breaks
  • External fixators

You can expect fractures to heal within four to twelve weeks after the procedure is complete.

Schedule a Surgery for Your Pet at Normandale Veterinary Hospital

At Normandale Veterinary Hospital, we provide the highest level of surgical care in Minneapolis, MN. Each member of our staff is a pet lover and owner, so we understand your concerns. That is why we treat your pet as if it were our own. We offer complete surgical care, grooming, vaccinations, and other medical services.

If you need emergency care or would like to schedule an appointment for medical treatment, call us at 952-831-8272 or send a message on our contact page.

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