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Prioritizing Your Pet’s Safety and Comfort

Learning that your pet needs surgery can be stressful. At Hound & Katt Veterinarian, we’re fully committed to keeping your pet safe and comfortable throughout any procedure.

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Safety First

We perform pre-anesthesia evaluations on all pets prior to any surgical procedure. These examinations can reveal risk factors, such as heart murmurs or kidney disease, that need to be taken into account. We also perform pre-anesthesia blood work. We adhere to strict protocols for the administration of anesthesia, provide IV Fluid Therapy, and one of our licensed veterinary technicians monitors each patient’s vital signs throughout any surgery.

Surgical Procedures

We perform soft tissue procedures in our modern surgical suite. Soft tissue surgeries are those that do not involve bones or joints. Examples include:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Eye surgery
  • Foreign body removal
  • Mass removal
  • Splenectomies
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Tooth extractions

Orthopedic Surgery

Hound & Katt Veterinarian welcomes Dr. Jayce Lineberger of Ace Mobile Surgery as our consulting board-certified orthopedic surgeon to perform non-emergency orthopedic procedures. Surgeries can include knee and hip surgeries, and more. If your pet requires a procedure that affects the bones or joints, we can arrange a time for them to see Dr. Lineberger. Pet parents can also contact him directly by visiting his website.

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Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

What's the Difference?

Spaying is a procedure for female animals that involves removing both ovaries and the uterus. Spaying your pet before her first heat cycle eliminates the risk of mammary gland cancer and of developing life-threatening infections in the uterus. It also saves you the hassle of dealing with an animal in heat. Most females can be spayed once they turn 8-weeks-old, but we can help you determine the best time to spay your individual pet.

Neutering involves removing both testicles in male animals, which prevents testicular cancer and certain prostate issues. Your pet is also likely to be less aggressive, better behaved, and less likely to wander off in search of a mate if they’re neutered. Most puppies and kittens as young as 8-weeks-old can be safely neutered.

How Much Does it Cost?

It’s always best to call us if you have questions regarding the cost of our spay or neuter surgeries. Spaying is a more invasive procedure than neutering, and the size of your pet can impact the cost of the surgery (more medication may be needed to keep your pet comfortable). We’re happy to provide an estimate over the phone, so give us a call today!

Please contact us at (307) 234–4343 if you have any questions about the veterinary surgical services at Hound & Katt Veterinarian.