Veterinary Surgery

At Veterinary Wellness Clinic Of Columbia our Maury County vets perform a wide range of surgical procedures, from soft tissue surgeries and  orthopedic surgeries to reproductive surgeries like spays, neuters and c-sections.

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Veterinary Surgery

We offer a range of veterinary surgeries for dogs and cats at our veterinary clinic and emergency care facility serving Maury County.

In the course of each surgery, a dedicated member of our veterinary team will continuously monitor your pet using our electronic patient monitoring equipment. 

After your pet's procedure, pain management and monitoring are our priorities. Your vet will provide you with thorough instructions for at-home care following your companion's surgery.

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What to Expect from Surgery

We will always keep you full informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure and explain any post-operative care your pet will require. We practice stringent surgical safety protocols at our clinic.

Surgical Procedures

At Veterinary Wellness Clinic Of Columbia, we perform both medical and emergency surgeries in order to help treat diseases and condition in your pet, as well as treat injuries sustained through physical trauma.

Our vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.

    These procedures can also be made available for pets with cardiothoracic, oncological, gastrointestinal and skin disorders.

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When we neuter or spay your cat or dog, we sterilize them surgically in order to prevent unwanted litters, disease and provide them with an extended life. 

  • C-Sections

    During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.

    C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally. 

  • Ocular

    If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.

    Common ocular procedures for dogs and cat involve eyelid tumor removal, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, cherry eye surgery and exenteration of the orbit.

    If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to veterinary surgeons who work with us onsite to provide specialized surgical services to our patients or to a pet surgeon in Maury County. 

  • Mass Removal

    Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.

    Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.

  • Foreign Body

    Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.

    Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.

    If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to veterinary surgeons who work with us onsite to provide specialized surgical services to our patients or to a pet surgeon in Maury County. 

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible. 

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.

    If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to veterinary surgeons who work with us onsite to provide specialized surgical services to our patients or to a pet surgeon in Maury County. 

  • Dental Surgery

    Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.

The Surgery Process

We know that the idea of bringing your pet in for surgery can be a frightening one. Rest assured, however, that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.

We will take the steps to make sure that you understand why we are recommending a given surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead with it.

If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

Surgical protocols at our clinic include:

Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.

Surgical attire. Our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.

Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.