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Our Expert Veterinarian in Bowling Green Performs Many Surgical Procedures
When your pet needs surgery, it’s normal to be anxious and concerned. But here at Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center, we have the skill and experience to take the best possible care of your pet and give you the reassurance you need. Our expert veterinarian in Bowling Green is a fully equipped animal hospital and our staff deals with a wide range of animal needs including equine, cats, dogs, cattle, ferrets, rabbits and many more.
Here are some of the surgical procedures we perform:
Spay & Neuter Surgeries
Spaying and neutering are basically elective surgeries, but unless you plan to breed your cat or dog, we recommend opting for either the spay/neuter procedure when your pet reaches 6 months. For all pets, spaying and neutering leads to a longer and healthier life. For example, spaying provides profound health benefits including protection against breast cancer and uterine infections. For a dog, these often preventable diseases result in a 50% mortality rate, and in cats, that figure is close to 90%. For males, neutering helps to calm them down and keep them home. These are both surgeries that require anesthesia, which is always everyone’s concern. For the entire procedure, we monitor your pet’s respiration, blood pressure and heart rate, once again, using the best and more modern equipment available.
Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
If your pet limps and appears to be in pain, there’s a good chance he has cranial cruciate ligament disease in his knee. This ligament works on the inside of the knee to keep it in place. (In humans, this function is performed by the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL). An injured, torn or ruptured cranial cruciate ligament does not heal on its own and often requires surgical intervention. Repair of this ligament is a common pet surgery performed on dogs. The TTA surgery is a more commonly used procedure, and positions your pet for a more rapid recovery than more traditional surgeries.
In addition to TTA surgery, we also perform other orthopedic surgeries. Our animal hospital deals with all areas of your pet’s musculoskeletal systems, and whether the intervention is surgical or nonsurgical, our goal is to make sure your companion is comfortable. Our surgeons handle cases of musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, infections, tumors, and birth defects. Not only do we have the skill and experience to perform successful orthopedic surgeries, we also have invested in the most modern and exacting equipment available.
General Pet Surgeries
In addition, we also perform a number of other surgical procedures. Our soft tissue surgical procedures involve repair of other ligaments, tendons and muscles. Sometimes a dog or cat may ingest a harmful substance – liquid or solid – that could become lodged and/or cause soft tissue damage. Taking a biopsy and removing a mass are also times when soft tissue surgery may be required for your pet. Finally, we also perform eye surgery, especially on older dogs whose vision is limited by cataracts.
For more information about Snodgrass Veterinary Animal Hospital give us a call today at 270-781-5041!