Surgical Services for Pets
At our Hattiesburg and Petal clinic, we use stringent surgical protocols to provide a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs.
A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment during each surgery. There will also be pain management.
Following surgery, our top priorities are post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your veterinarian will also give you detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep you up to date on why we recommend a surgical procedure and any post-operative care your pet will require at home. At our clinics, we follow strict surgical protocols.
We perform medical and emergency surgeries at The Pet Hospitals to help treat diseases and conditions in pets, as well as to repair injuries caused by trauma.
Our Hattiesburg and Petal vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and extend their life expectancy.
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures can also be used to treat hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin problems.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.
If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to an orthopedic vet surgeon near Hattiesburg and Petal.
- Ocular Surgery
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, orbit exenteration, and cherry eye surgery are all common ocular procedures for cats and dogs.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a vet surgeon near Hattiesburg and Petal and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
During Cesarean sections, puppies or kittens are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Mass Removal
Masses associated with the skin can develop in cats and dogs. Masses can also form inside a body cavity and be dangerous or even fatal.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet ate an object they shouldn't have or was injured in an accident, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Hattiesburg and Petal and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
A qualified veterinarian should clean, disinfect, and care for these wounds as soon as possible.
- Dental Surgery
As part of your pet's dental care, our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We understand how stressful it can be to bring your pet in for surgery. Please be assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your pet.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Hattiesburg and Petal and will collaborate with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the procedure details, conduct a physical examination of the patient, and ensure that blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the veterinarian in order to determine if your pet is at risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. When in the surgical suite, our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times. Participants in the procedure 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.
C-SectionsAt The Pet Hospitals, our dedicated veterinarians perform scheduled and emergency C-sections for Hattiesburg and Petal dogs and cats. Book Appointment What is a C-Section? A C-section (or cesarean) is major surgery. It involves the removal of puppies or kittens from the ute...Read more »
Ophthalmology & Ocular ProceduresOur Hattiesburg and Petal veterinarians offer vision care and the diagnosis and surgical treatment of eye and eyelid disorders for cats and dogs. Book Appointment What are ocular procedures for cats and dogs? Cataract surgery, entropion surgery, ectropion surgery, eyelid tumor rem...Read more »
Orthopedic SurgeryThe veterinarians at The Pet Hospitals provide surgeries for Hattiesburg and Petal cats and dogs affected by a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Book Appointment What is orthopedic surgery? Orthopedic surgery for pets involves surgical procedures that address the joints,...Read more »
Soft Tissue SurgeryAt The Pet Hospitals, we provide a comprehensive range of soft tissue surgical procedures for our cat and dog patients in Hattiesburg and Petal. Book Appointment What are soft tissue surgical procedures? Soft tissue surgery encompasses the majority of surgical procedures th...Read more »
Spaying & NeuteringSpaying and neutering are common surgeries performed at our Hattiesburg and Petal animal clinic that help to control the pet population and offer several health benefits to cats and dogs. Book Appointment What are spaying and neutering? Both spaying and neutering refer to the surg...Read more »