Experienced Surgical Care in Albany
Our vets perform a number of surgical procedures, including veterinary dental surgery, soft tissue surgery, spay and neuter procedures, c-sections and more.
We offer numerous surgical procedures for Albany's cats and dogs at our animal hospital, employing best-in-practice surgical techniques and stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a vet will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet continuously, using electronic patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management.
Following surgery, our priority shifts to post-operative monitoring and pain management. You will also receive detailed instructions from your vet about at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure regarding any post-operative care your pet will require at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our hospital.
Our vets at Dockery, Mobley, & Associates Animal Hospital routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue procedures are for pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, urogenital, oncological, skin and hepatic disorders.
During Caesarean sections, kittens or puppies are removed from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is not able to give birth naturally.
Gastrointestinal surgery is commonly performed to remove foreign bodies, disease or infection in the stomach or intestines.
If your pet is experiencing swelling, pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, ocular surgery may be required.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, cherry eye surgery and exenteration of the orbit.
During a cystotomy, a cat's or dog's urinary bladder stones are removed.
During a splenectomy, a dog's or cat's spleen is removed, either partially or completely. Most patients undergoing an emergency splenectomy have hemmorhaging from the spleen.
In non-emergency situations, minimally invasive techniques are used to remove the spleen.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and other skeletal structures in your pet.
- Spaying & Neutering
When a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease and to help extend their life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Dental surgeries for dogs and cats may range from tooth extractions to jaw fracture repairs and treatment for gum disease.
The Surgery Process
We understand that it can be intimidating and concerning to find out your pet needs surgery. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will confirm that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead with any procedures.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will brief you on the specifics of the procedure, perform bloodwork on an opt-in basis and perform a full physical examination of your pet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications. For senior or high-risk pets, we have a required Enhanced Anesthesia Safety protocol that includes pre-anesthetic bloodwork and IV fluids.
Dedicated surgical suites. We have a dedicated surgical suite, where surgeries are performed. The suite is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. When in the surgical suite, our staff wear disposable masks and caps at all times. Those specifically involved 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 before every surgery.