Soft Tissue & Orthopedic Pet Surgery
At Hayes Veterinary Hospital in DeRidder, LA, and Entrance Road Veterinary Clinic, in Leesville, LA, our veterinarians have the skill and expertise to perform soft tissue and some orthopedic surgeries for small animals. We realize that pet surgery can be a scary thing to face; yet, we take extensive precautions to minimize risks associated with anesthesia and ensure your pet has a safe procedure as well as a smooth recovery.
Common Surgeries We Perform
Our veterinarians perform the following common procedures:
- Spays and neuters
- Mass/tumor removal
- Ear hematomas
- Skin tag removal
- Basic eye surgeries
- Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
- Femoral head ostectomy (FHO) for hip dysplasia correction
- Gastrointestinal surgeries
- Declaw procedures
For more complex procedures, we work with expert veterinary surgeons to provide your pet with the very best care possible. They’ll visit one of our hospitals, so you don’t have to worry about taking your pet anywhere else.
Our Safety Protocols
Pet surgery requires general anesthesia, which brings with it some minor risks of its own. To reduce these risks, our veterinarians and surgical technicians take the following precautions:
- Pre-anesthetic blood work and an exam – Prior to surgery, we perform a full evaluation of your pet’s health by checking for any underlying conditions that could affect your pet’s response to anesthesia.
- IV catheter – If warranted, our trained surgical technicians will set an IV catheter to supply your pet with warmed fluids which help to stabilize their blood pressure, body temperature, and hydration.
- Vitals monitoring – We monitor your pet’s vitals with our extensive monitoring equipment which tracks heart rate and rhythm, blood-oxygen levels, respiration rate, body temperature, and more.
- Trained surgical technician – Each surgery patient is assigned a dedicated surgical technician to stay with them and monitor them from the very start of anesthesia until they are fully awake and ready to go home.
- Pain medication – We minimize your pet’s discomfort with pain medication before, during, and after surgery. This also helps to reduce the stress caused by pain, which can hinder healing.
For more information about our surgical procedures, or to discuss your pet’s options, please contact one of our two locations for a consultation appointment!