When a pet is in need of a surgical procedure it can be a scary endeavor. We at Clear Creek Animal Hospital will care for your pet as if they were our own. Our highly skilled Certified Veterinary Technicians utilize state of the art technology and a gentle touch to take the very best care of your pet during his or her procedure.
Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Illick are skilled surgeons with 30 years combined experience. Their surgical techniques as well as individualized pain medications have helped hundreds of pets recover from surgery smoothly and comfortably. Specialists are available to perform more complicated surgical procedures such as fracture repair or TPLO.
With our fully equipped surgical suite we are able to perform a multitude of procedures:
- Mass Removals/Biopsy
- Ovariohysterectomy (spay)
- Castration (neuter)
- Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
- Abdominal Exploratory/Foreign Body Surgery
- Sedated Wound Care (Ex: abscesses, lacerations and bite wounds)
- TPLO/FHO/Amputation and other orthopedic surgery.
All surgery patients will have pre-anesthetic bloodwork performed to allow the doctor to evaluate your pet’s health. This allows the doctor to tailor the anesthetic medications to your individual pet’s needs.
Because we know your pet will rest more comfortably at home, most pets will go home later in the day with the appropriate pain medication. In some cases, overnight post-op care is arranged with a 24 hour facility to monitor your pet overnight.
Once it has been established that an orthopedic surgery must be performed on your pet our orthopedic specialist will come in and work with our doctors on the case. The orthopedic specialist can then perform the procedure with the assistance of our doctors and our Certified Veterinary Technicians at our facility. All of the necessary x-rays and follow up appointments can be scheduled with Dr. Lindsey or Dr. Illick.
During your pet’s regular appointment, the doctors will discuss with you the best age to spay or neuter your pet. We perform these routine procedures with the utmost care and dedication to ensure the safety of your pet while under anesthesia and during their recovery.
In some situations, an intact female pet may experience difficulties while giving birth.
Unexpected lumps or bumps may need surgical removal to avoid further complications, which is often the case with cancer. Foreign body ingestion is often unexpected and usually requires surgery.