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Surgery

Belmont Road Vet Clinic is fully equipped to perform both simple and advanced surgical procedures.

We understand that the decision to allow your beloved pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one, and we strive to ensure your pet’s procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. To help you and your pet prepare for surgery, we will discuss with you why a procedure may be necessary and what it entails. Our veterinarians and nurses will provide you with information on proper post-operative care and answer any questions you may have so you feel comfortable that you are making the best possible choice for your pet.

We regularly perform many types of surgeries, such as:

  • Desexing (speys and castrations)
  • Eye surgery (e.g. cherry eye, eyelid lid surgery)
  • Bladder surgery (e.g bladder stone removal)
  • Tumour removal (e.g. mast cell removal)
  • Gastrointestinal surgery (e.g. foreign body removal from intestines)
  • Wound reconstructions (e.g. after dog/cat fights)
  • Amputations for severe injuries or bone cancer cases
  • Advanced Dentistry (e.g. tooth extractions, height reductions)
  • Orthopaedics (e.g. cruciate, patella surgery and fracture repair)

General Anaesthetic

To ensure the health and safety of your pet, we utilise an anaesthetic and monitoring process based on the highest principles and ideals of veterinary medicine, with the highest quality anaesthetic administration and monitoring equipment.

Prior  to surgery, your pet is examined by a veterinarian and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet’s age, breed, pre-existing conditions and previous anaesthetic history are used to form an individualised anaesthesia plan for your pet.

While under anaesthesia, your pet is cared for by one of our qualified and experienced veterinary nurses using our monitoring equipment, which tracks blood pressure, heart and respiratory rates, body temperature and oxygen level.

Pain Management

We are all aware of the importance of controlling pain, however pain can have significant effects on your pet’s body. Pain decreases activity, slows healing and causes behavioural changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). It can therefore interfere with the bond between you and your pet.

We have access to the latest and most effective forms of pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions, including NSAIDS (non-steroidal medications), oral and injectable opioid analgesics, and pain-relieving adhesive patches for the complete comfort of your pet. Pain relief is used before surgery so that less anaesthetic agent can be used, making the procedure a lot safer.