Surgery for Dogs & Cats
We offer numerous surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our veterinary hospital in Woodstock. Stringent surgical protocols are used during each operation.
A dedicated nurse is on hand to administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment during the surgery. Pain management is also provided.
Following surgery, our priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. You will receive thorough instructions from your vet for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why a surgical procedure is being recommended, in addition to any post-operative care your pet will require at home. Our vets practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Yates Veterinary Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets, or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Woodstock vets routinely perform the elective and non-elective surgeries listed below. For more extensive surgeries, we do offer a referral service.
Spaying & Neutering
When a dog or cat is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent unwanted puppies or kittens. This also prevents disease and they may enjoy an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, puppies or kittens are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are usually performed if the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the possibility of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand why surgery is being recommended and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
If your pet needs advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Woodstock, 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.