The veterinarians at our Union City facility perform a variety of surgical procedures, including soft tissue surgeries, dental procedures, spays and neuters and expert orthopedic procedures.

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Cat & Dog Surgeon in Union City

We offer a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our Union City clinic, relying on stringent surgical protocols to keep your pet safe.

In the course of each veterinary surgery, a dedicated veterinary professional will administer anesthesia and monitor your animal using our monitoring technology. 

Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.

We are proud to have Dr. Davis on staff, who has extensive expertise in providing advanced orthopedic surgeries. 

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Vet Surgery for Cats in Union City

What to Expect from Vet Surgery at Reelfoot Animal Hospital

Our vets are committed to always keeping you informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure as well as regarding any post-operative care your animal will need once they are able to return home. We always practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.

Vet Surgical Procedures

At Reelfoot Animal Hospital, we perform medical and urgent surgeries to help to treat diseases and conditions in pets in order to repair injuries as sustained through trauma.

Our Union City 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 urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, skin, and gastrointestinal disorders.

    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, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.

    C-sections are typically performed when the mother 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.

    Some common ocular procedures for dogs and cats that we often provide include cataract surgeries, ectropion surgeries, entropion surgeries and cherry eye surgeries.  

    If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Union City 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 something that they shouldn't have, or they have an accident that has left them injured, our veterinarians are able to perform foreign body surgery to help remove it and restore their health.

    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 Union City and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    It's critical that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a veterinarian as quickly as possible.

  • Orthopedic Surgeries

    Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. Dr. Davis has extensive experience and expertise in providing a whole host of orthopedic procedures, including TPLO surgery, FHO surgery and bone injury treatments. 

    If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires a board-certified specialist's attention, your Dr. Davis will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Union City.

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  • 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.

Veterinary Surgery Process

We know that the idea of bringing your companion in for surgery can be an intimidating one. But rest assured that our veterinarians only recommend surgery for your pet when it is in their best interests.

We will make sure that you fully understand why we are recommending a given veterinary surgery and that you are comfortable in making the decision to move ahead with your companion's treatment.  

If your pet requires advanced care that is beyond the capacity of our hospital to provide, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the Union City area and work closely with them to make sure that your pet gets 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. We perform surgical procedures at our facility in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept totally sterile in order 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 are careful to clean, sterilize and wrap surgical instruments and equipment before each and every surgery.