At Calusa Veterinary Center, we are able to offer a suite of veterinary surgery services that few practices in the country are able to match. In addition to our state-of-the-art surgery suite, complete with advanced monitoring equipment and other modern surgical equipment, our AAHA accreditation means that we have surgery suite sterility measures in place to greatly minimize risk of infection. Furthermore, our veterinary team has decades of training to quickly and confidently address any complications that might arise during a procedure. At Calusa Veterinary Center, we strive to ensure that your pet is provided the very best care before, during and after these complicated procedures.
For those pets requiring challenging, advance procedures, Calusa has close working relationships with some of Florida’s top board-certified veterinary surgeons. These relationships allow pet owners to have premier surgeons perform procedures on their pets at our facility without unnecessary and potentially dangerous transfers between hospitals. The benefit of these arrangements is that your pet can have surgery performed by some of the most experienced veterinarians in the country and then recuperate under the watchful care of our exceptional nursing and team.
The Spay/Neuter Procedure is a simple and straightforward operation that has a profound impact on the health of your pet. Spaying (female) or neutering (male) your pet prevents them from reproducing, which in turn helps to control the homeless pet population. This routine procedure also eliminates the risk of testicular and ovarian cancer, and greatly reduces the likelihood of other hormone-related cancers. spaying before the first heat also greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer later in life.
In addition to the health benefits, spaying or neutering will improve your pet's behavior. Intact males are much more likely to mark their territory with urine, and may become aggressive toward other animals. Females in heat can be extremely vocal, and are also more likely to roam, which puts them at risk for injury or disease. Spaying or neutering will not change your pet's basic personality, but will help to make them happier and more content.
At our hospital, we offer a wide variety of soft tissue surgeries that can help your pet. We have a highly skilled team of surgeons who are experienced in performing all types of procedures, from simple ones like mass removals to more complex surgeries like gastrointestinal tract surgery.
Some of the most common types of soft tissue surgeries that we perform include:
If your pet is in need of any type of soft tissue surgery, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the main stabilizing ligaments in a dog's knee. It prevents the thighbone from sliding backward and the shinbone from sliding forward. A torn ACL is a common injury in dogs, particularly those that are active or participate in sports.
There are several different surgical options for repairing a torn ACL, but the most common and effective procedure is ACL reconstruction. This involves replacing the damaged ligament with a piece of healthy tissue, typically from another part of the dog's body. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes about two hours.