When your pet needs a surgical procedure, you want a qualified, experienced vet who can provide exceptional medical care. Our Tazewell County vets perform a number of surgical procedures, from veterinary soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries to c-sections, spay & neuter procedures, and more.
Using stringent surgical protocols and surgical techniques, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our clinic in Tazewell County clinic.
Anesthesia is administered by a dedicated nurse, who also continuously monitors your pet's condition using electronic patient monitoring equipment for the duration of the procedure. Pain management is also provided.
Following surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management become priority. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for post-operative at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We are committed to ensuring you are fully informed throughout the surgical process - first about why we are recommending a surgical procedure, then regarding any post-operative care your pet will require after they arrive home. We also practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Pekin Veterinary Clinic, our vets routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue procedures are for pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for skin, hepatic, gastrointestinal, oncological, cardiothoracic, and urogenital disorders.
During Caesarean sections, kittens or puppies are removed from their mother's uterus.
Usually, C-sections are performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
Is your pet experiencing redness, swelling, or pain in or around their eyes? They may need an ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, cherry eye surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cataract surgery.
- Mass Removal
Masses associated with the skin can develop in cats and dogs. They may also grow inside the body and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both dogs and cats.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, dogs or cats can ingest foreign objects, which can then get stuck inside the body.
Whether your pet has eaten an item they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
If living tissue has been torn, cut, burnt, broken, or otherwise damage, wounds can occur.
It's critical that a qualified veterinarian cleans, disinfects, and appropriately cares for these wounds as soon as possible.
All or part of a cat's or dog's ureter is removed during a urethrectomy.
During a cystectomy, a cat's or dog's urinary bladder is removed by our vets.
- Orthopedic Surgery
To correct injuries and diseases of your pet's ligaments, joints, tendons, bones, and other skeletal structures, we may need to perform orthopedic surgery.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a dog or cat, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease. This also gives them an extended life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians offer 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 it can be frightening to consider bringing your pet in for surgery. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry friend.
We will confirm that you fully understand why a certain procedure is being recommended and that you are comfortable making the decision to move forward.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will review the specifics of the procedure, complete a comprehensive physical exam for your pet, and confirm blood tests have been taken and studied by the vet to determine whether your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in our dedicated surgical suite. This area is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Each of sour staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when in the surgical suite. Anyone involved in the procedure itself also wears single-use gloves and sterile gowns.
Sterile packs and equipment. Our surgical instruments are carefully cleaned, sterilized, and wrapped before every surgical procedure.
Are you a veterinarian hoping to refer a client for a surgical procedure at Pekin Veterinary Clinic? Complete our Surgical Referral Form.