Pet Surgery

Our surgical team provides routine surgical services and advanced surgical procedures.


Pet Surgery

We understand that surgery can be a source of anxiety for you and your family. That’s why it’s important to trust the people who will be taking care of your pet. Our experienced team of doctors and staff make it their number one priority to focus on pain management and patient safety, and we use the most current surgical practices to ensure your pet receives the best veterinary care. Our team will be working with you before, during, and after surgery to address any questions or concerns you may have about the surgical procedure, anesthesia, or postoperative care.

Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgery is a large subject, as it comprises any surgery that is not orthopedic. Procedures can range from simple cyst removals to complex and involved operations.
Abdominal Surgery
Also known as exploratory laparotomy, abdominal surgery is performed for several reasons. They include the removal of diseased organs, removing bladder stones, taking biopsies, and removing foreign bodies. Yes, pets have been known to swallow a number of inedible items, including socks, locks, and rocks.

Our veterinarians perform a preventive operation known as a prophylactic gastropexy. Meant for dogs at risk for GDV or “stomach twisting,” the surgery attaches the stomach to the inside of the abdomen, keeping it from twisting and possibly taking the animal’s life.

Ear Surgery
Oftentimes, cats experience ear polyps, which are removed with various surgeries. Certain breeds of dogs, most often Cocker Spaniels, can have issues with ear infections. If the infection is bad enough, it may require a total ear canal ablation (TECA), or removal of the ear canal. As invasive as it sounds, the procedure yields terrific results, allowing pets to live free of ear infections and pain.
Mass Removal
Cysts and tumors can appear anywhere on or inside an animal’s body. They typically require removal. They may also be biopsied in order to first determine if the mass is either malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).
Bladder & Urinary Surgery
The most common bladder surgery for dogs is the removal of bladder stones. For cats, it’s a procedure known as a perineal urethrostomy (PU). Male cats have a tendency to experience blockages in their urethra. When this happens several times, a PU is performed to widen the exit route.
Laryngeal Paralysis
Dogs, mostly Labrador Retrievers, can have a condition that paralyzes their larynx, or voice box. While it is a stressful condition, the “tie-back” surgery widens the airway and is the difference between suffocating and breathing comfortably. In good hands, the complication rate is low.

Veterinary Services

Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at Oak Tree Animal Hospital. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.