Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Dog and Cat Surgery in Fayetteville, AR

A dog or cat surgery recommendation may not be something you want to hear at your pet’s appointment, but it’s often an essential part of your pet’s health care plan. Surgery is either preventive or corrective in nature, and with each situation, we discuss your pet’s options fully with you before coming to a decision. Additionally, the veterinarians at Best Friends Animal Hospital minimizes risks by making comfort and safety their top priority in every surgery.

Dog and Cat Surgery in Fayetteville, AR
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“I love everyone there. The staff are all so sweet to my dogs and to me. They compliment my animals and that means the world. My dogs have had procedures recently and the doctors and techs have explained them thoroughly. I appreciate that. thanks BF ”

Dog and Cat Surgeries We Perform

Our veterinarians perform a range of soft tissue procedures and some common orthopedics, as well! Some of our procedures include:

Soft Tissue:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Mass removals
  • Gastrotomy/enterotomy (stomach or intestine surgery, usually to remove an ingested foreign body)
  • Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
  • Ophthalmology (eye surgeries)

Orthopedics:

  • Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) repair surgery
  • Amputations

If there’s ever a dog or cat surgery we don't perform, we’ll refer you to a trusted specialist.

Veterinarian performing a dog surgery in Fayetteville, AR

Our Dog and Cat Surgery Safety Precautions

Our ultimate goal is to minimize your pet’s risk and discomfort throughout dog and cat surgery and we do this with several safety precautions:

  • Pre-anesthetic blood work and an exam. This helps us determine that your pet is healthy enough to receive the anesthetic. It also helps us develop a tailored anesthetic protocol for your pet.
  • Internal imaging for older pets. This shows us your pet's internal organs and may reveal any unexpected findings that could contraindicate surgery or interfere with anesthesia.
  • IV catheter. The catheter supplies your pet with warmed fluids which help stabilize their blood pressure, body temperature, and hydration.
  • Complete monitoring. Our monitoring equipment tracks all of their vitals including blood pressure, body temperature, respiration rate, blood-oxygen levels, heart rate and rhythm, and more.
  • A dedicated technician. From the moment your pet is admitted to the moment you pick them up, a dedicated technician is with them so they are never left alone.
  • Pain medication. We provide pain medication before surgery that goes to work during the procedure so your pet wakes up with minimal discomfort. We’ll also send home appropriate pain medications with instructions on how and when to administer them.

To learn more about pet surgery, please contact Best Friends Animal Hospital at (479) 251-8387. We’ll help you decide the best option for your pet!