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Our Surgical Services
EXPERIENCING A PET EMERGENCY?
Our skilled veterinarians and staff on duty are ready to support your pet with the latest medical technologies including a full-service ICU, 2 surgery suites, and diagnostic imaging (x-rays, CT scans, and ultrasounds) no matter what time of day to provide the best possible care. With state-of-the-art surgical equipment, we’re prepared to provide care and treatment for a variety of emergency situations. Emergency surgeries we perform include:
- Gastrointestinal Foreign body obstruction
- GDV (bloat gastric dilatation and volvulus)
The recent advances in the detection and treatment of cancer for both pets and humans have been significant. Using the latest treatments and newest technologies available, we can enhance the quality and duration of our patients’ life. At Fetch, we have state-of-the-art technology to perform oncologic surgeries. From early detection to treatment and surgery, our team is here for you throughout every step of the process.
To learn more about our cancer care, click here.
Fetch is proud to offer orthopedic surgical procedures for our patients. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to ensure each and every patient has access to the highest standard of veterinary care. Our expert team is highly trained and experienced in orthopedic procedures, so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands. Throughout the entire process, we will communicate with you so both you and your pet can remain as stress-free as possible.
Orthopedic procedures our team performs:
– Cruciate ligament damage (ACL tears) – can be treated medically or surgically, depending on severity of the patient
– Patella luxation
– Hip dysplasia
– Elbow dysplasia
– Limb Amputation
– Digit Amputation
– Extracapsular Suture Repair
– FHO (F) (Femoral Head Ostectomy)
– MPL (Medial Patella Luxation)
From routine surgeries to more complex neurological surgeries, the Fetch team is here to help. With our state-of-the-art facilities, we’re able to perform neurological surgeries such as Intervertebral Disc Herniation, also referred to as IVDD.
IVDD is a disease of the joints in the spine, which occurs when one or more of the discs that serve as cushions between vertebrae deteriorates. As the disc begins to deteriorates, the disc hardens and eventually herniates. This compresses the spinal cord, which requires surgery to correct. IVDD can vary in severity based on how compressed the spinal cord is. When light compression of the spinal cord occurs, your pet may experience mild, temporary pain. However, in more severe cases, it can cause permanent paralysis.
If you notice limping or pain in your pets, our team will be here to diagnose the cause. It’s important to catch IVDD early, as it may lead to chronic pain, paralysis, or major neurological disfunction. The procedure we perform will be tailored on a case by case basis to correct the herniated disc properly.
Soft Tissue Surgery
At Fetch, our surgeons are highly trained in a wide variety of procedures, including soft tissue surgery. We know how stressful surgery can be for both you and your pets, and you can trust that your pet is in good hands with our expert team. Soft tissue surgery covers a lot of territories, as it refers to any surgery that is not orthopedic. Some of the procedures our team performs are:
- Prophylactic gastropexy – to prevent bloat
- Intestinal mass removal
- Splenic mass/splenectomy
- Liver mass
- Liver shunts
- Gall bladder infection and/or obstruction
- Laparoscopic liver biopsy-minimally invasive sampling of the liver
- Lung lobe mass, infection, leakage
- Skin masses
- Chronic, severe ear disease
- Management of severe bite wounds, degloving wounds, non-healing wounds
- Bladder stones
- Urethral obstructions that are recurrent
- Brachycephalic syndrome – common in bulldogs, pugs, and Boston terriers
- Laryngeal paralysis
Are you experiencing an emergency?
Pet emergencies seem to happen at the most inopportune times, especially when your primary veterinarian is unavailable. Fetch is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you are experiencing an emergency right now, please call us immediately at 813.603.8000.