Our Austell vets perform a number of surgical procedures, including veterinary orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter procedures, C-sections and more.

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Veterinary Surgery

Ensuring stringent surgical protocols, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Austell clinic.

During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide your pet with pain management. 

Following the surgery, our priorities are post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your vet will also provide you with thorough instructions for at-home care.

Surgery, Austell Vet

What to Expect from Surgery

We always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and regarding any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.

Surgical Procedures

At Bullard Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to treat diseases and conditions in pets or to repair injuries they may have sustained.

Our Austell 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 are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal and skin disorders. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

  • C-Sections

    During Cesarean sections (C-sections), we surgically remove puppies or kittens from the uterus.

    C-sections are typically performed when your pet 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 cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.

    If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Austell and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

  • 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 a foreign item in them, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.

    In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Austell and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the highest-quality care.

  • 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 cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible. 

  • Urethrectomy

    During a urethrectomy, our vets remove all or part of a cat's or dog's ureter.

  • Cystectomy

    During a cystectomy, our vets remove your pet's urinary bladder.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons and other skeletal structures. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care, your vet will refer your pet to a vet surgeon near Austell.

  • Ear Cropping

    Ear cropping is an elective surgical procedure that involves cutting and shaping part of a dog's ear (the ear pinna). This is done so the ear stands up and creates a look or standard for some dog breeds.

    Although an elective surgery, due to the increase in the number of "backyard" surgeries being performed by non-medical professionals we offer ear-cropping services. 

  • 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 understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please be assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry companion. 

We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you have all the information necessary to comfortably make decisions to move ahead.

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

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 wears 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.

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