Pet Surgery in Columbia, LA
The Best in Experienced Veterinary Surgeons
Occasionally your pet or herd animal requires surgery, whether it is a simple spay or neuter or a more complicated procedure. The doctors and staff of Sullivan Veterinary Clinic are experienced in soft-tissue surgery and skilled in a variety of surgical procedures, such as:
- Orthopedic surgery
- Reproductive surgical procedures
- Spay and neuter
- Dental surgery
- Large animal surgical procedures
- Oncology surgery
- Cosmetic surgery, including tail- and ear-cropping and de-horning bulls
Our surgical staff screens all surgical patients for safety. We tailor anesthetics to the needs of each individual animal and monitor vital signs for safety throughout the surgery and recovery.
Pain management is an important part of our surgical and post-surgical program. Since animals cannot speak to us, they rely on us to minimize or prevent pain due to illness, injury, or medical procedures. Sullivan veterinarians believe that compassionate care of your animals includes the greatest effort to provide treatment with comfort. We use both medical and non-medical interventions to prevent pain and enhance healing. Examples of medical interventions include pain medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, laser therapy, and wound care; non-medical interventions include heat treatment, soft bedding, a secure recovery environment, human interaction and reassurance, and an exercise regime that supports rehabilitation.
Combining excellence in surgical training and extensive veterinary experience, our team also believes in ongoing education to keep us all at the top of our field. We try hard to support our clients’ efforts at ongoing education as well. We strive to offer the most current information about veterinary procedures and treatments and resources that assist our clients in making educated decisions regarding the care and treatment of their animals.
A Word About Spay and Neuter Surgery
Contrary to popular belief, having a litter does not improve the disposition of female dogs and cats. In fact, the opposite is often true. Spaying (female sterilization) eliminates heat cycles and quells unwanted behaviors. In addition, early spaying of female pets helps protect from some serious health problems later in life, such as uterine infections and breast cancer.
Male dogs and cats tend to “mark” their territory by spraying urine in and around your home. Intact males may also attempt to run away, roaming in search of a mate. These animals can become aggressive and may injure themselves, other animals, or people by fighting, and roaming animals are often hit by cars. Neutering male pets reduces the breeding instinct. This can have a calming effect, reduce roaming, and result in a more content house pet. Neutering also reduces the risk of developing health problems such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.
The team at Sullivan Veterinary Clinic are here for you and your pet! Contact us with any questions regarding pet surgery.