Cat and Dog Surgery in Windham, NH
Whether it’s a spay/neuter procedure or something more complex, many pets will inevitably undergo surgery at some point in their lives. The skilled veterinary surgeons at Canobie Lake Veterinary Hospital in Windham have experience performing a wide range of minor and major soft tissue cat and dog surgeries. These include reproductive surgery, wound care and reconstruction, and mass removal.
We take pride in our ability to provide our patients with exceptional surgical care that aligns with AAHA standards. These standards reduce any risks associated with surgery and help us deliver the highest level of care. We also take your pet’s safety and comfort into account. In our state-of-the-art surgical suite, our veterinarians utilize pulse oximetry, Doppler blood pressure, and EKG on all anesthetized patients to ensure a smooth anesthetic procedure.
AAHA Surgical Protocols
The following list summarizes AAHA’s surgical protocols that we abide by at our animal hospital:
- Pre-surgical exam and blood work*
- Dedicated surgical suite to prevent infection and cross-contamination
- Surgical attire, including caps and masks
- Sterile surgical equipment
*Performing a complete physical exam and blood test before every procedure allows us to determine if your pet is at risk for any complications while under anesthesia. These tests also allow us to tailor an anesthetic regime that’s specific to your pet. We offer a wide variety of anesthetic protocols tailored to your pet’s individual needs.
Advanced surgery is offered by Dr. Catherine Reese, a board-certified Specialist. Dr. Reese provides advanced surgery options at our hospital on a weekly basis. Surgeries that are offered include:
- Advanced fracture repair
- Laryngeal tieback surgery
- Brachycephalic airway correction
- Persistent right aortic arch surgery
- Thoracic duct ligation and cisterna chyli ablation for idiopathic chylothorax
- Lateral and ventral bulla osteotomy
- Skin grafting
- Oncologic surgery
- Patella luxation repair
- Cranial cruciate ligament repair, including TPLO and TTA
After Your Pet’s Surgery
After your pet’s surgery is complete, our veterinarians make sure that your companion has everything he needs for a speedy recovery. All surgical patients, including those undergoing routine procedures like spays and neuters, receive any pain management medications that are needed. Feel free to contact us at any time during your pet’s recovery if you have any questions. We want your pet to return to fetching balls or watching birds as quickly as you do, so we’re always happy to help in any way we can.