Vet Surgery

At Rackheath Vets, we understand that surgery procedures can be stressful for both you and your pet. That’s why we are here to provide the needed surgeries for your furry friends in a smooth and efficient manner. Prior to any surgery, your pet will receive a thorough physical examination to assess their current health status. We believe in the importance of this examination as not all problems can be detected through external observations alone. Our dedicated team of veterinarians will ensure that your pet receives the best care possible during their surgical procedure.

Spaying and Neutering

At Rackheath Vets, we offer spaying and neutering services for dogs, cats, and rabbits. Spaying is the surgical procedure performed on females, while neutering refers to the procedure performed on males.

These procedures involve removing your pet’s ability to reproduce, offering both population control and numerous health benefits for your furry companions. Our experienced veterinarians will guide you through the process, answering any questions you may have and ensuring a safe and successful surgery for your pet.

Why should you get your pet neutered?

There are several reasons to consider getting your pet neutered. Firstly, it helps control the pet population, preventing unwanted pregnancies and reducing the number of homeless animals. Additionally, neutering offers health benefits such as reducing the risk of certain reproductive diseases and behavioral problems. It can also help manage aggressive behaviours and diminish the instinct to roam.

Our veterinarians can provide further information regarding the specific advantages of neutering for your pet’s breed and individual needs.

What to expect when you bring your pet in

If you’re wondering about the procedure for your pet, we are here to guide you every step of the way. During an initial consultation, our veterinarians will explain the surgical process, including pre-operative preparations, anesthesia administration, and post-operative care instructions.

We understand that the recovery period is crucial, and our team will ensure that you have all the necessary information and resources to provide the best post-operative care for your beloved animal companion. Rest assured, we are here to support you throughout the entire process.

Other Pet Surgical Procedures

In addition to spaying and neutering, Rackheath Vets offers a range of other surgical procedures to address various health concerns in pets. Our skilled veterinary team is experienced in performing the following procedures:

  • • Tumor & mass removals – Many pets develop lumps or bumps on their internal or external tissues throughout their lives. Our veterinarians can perform surgical removals of skin tags, skin masses, and tumors to provide a potential cure or relief. These removed masses can then be sent to a laboratory for further diagnostic testing.
  • Cystotomies (bladder stone removal) – This surgical procedure involves making an incision into the urinary bladder to facilitate the removal of bladder stones, improving your pet’s urinary health.
  • Hernia repair – If your pet experiences a hernia, which involves organs escaping the abdominal cavity, surgical intervention is often necessary to repair the tear or hole and put the organs back into their proper place.
  • Gastropexy – This surgical procedure is commonly performed in large breed dogs and involves attaching the stomach to the body wall to prevent volvulus, a condition where parts of the digestive tract twist around themselves.
  • Amputations – When a pet suffers from a debilitating and painful disease, irreparable bone damage, or extensive tissue damage, limb amputation may be the only option. Our veterinarians carefully perform amputations close to the body, ensuring improved mobility and quality of life without repeated trauma.
  • Enucleation (eye removal) – In severe cases where an eye is injured beyond repair, or when cancer or painful conditions like glaucoma are present, enucleation may be the most appropriate treatment. This surgical procedure involves removing the eye and suturing the eyelids closed.
  • Cherry eye repair – Cats, dogs, and other mammals have third eyelids located inside their lower eyelids. When these third eyelids prolapse, it results in the condition commonly known as “cherry eye.” Our veterinary team can perform surgical repositioning to repair this condition, improving the visual health and comfort of your pet.
  • .  TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy) – This is a surgical procedure used to stabalise the stifle joint when the Cranial Cruciate Ligament has ruptured.  This is usually the result of a slow degeneration that has taken place over time.  The condition is painful and surgery can stabalise the joint and allow your dog to live a normal, active, pain-free life.


Get In Touch

If you believe your animal companion may require surgery or if you have any questions or concerns about our surgical services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Rackheath Vets. Our caring and knowledgeable team is here to provide guidance, support, and exceptional veterinary care for your beloved pets. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our surgical procedures.

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